Sunday, November 7, 2021

Book Review: Creature Cat Tales

Author MG Rorai describes Creature Cat Tales as: “A whimsical collection of poetic life lessons is sure to inspire positivity and values while delighting young readers with charming creature cat stories and illustrations. Come join the creature cats as they make learning fun—a purrfect addition to any kid’s collection. Suggested reading age 8-12.”

Life lessons there are in abundance in this charming set of delightful poems. Lessons such as believing in yourself, celebrating your differences, standing firm when others decry you or your skills. From a bat-cat (that saves his family) to a zombie-cat (that survives food shortages) to a mummy-cat wining a race, and others like the Wendigo and Franken cat, the topics are weird and wonderful and will absolutely enchant youngsters who generally love the weird and the wonderful. The rhymes are consistent and rhythmic and will help youngsters remember the lessons as they read the material aloud or are read to by adults who, I am sure, will have just as much fun!

This is the kind of material youngsters need to read and learn from because we have all had to endure issues like scorn from others, being afraid, lacking self-confidence, learning to be prepared before a test, facing and overcoming challenges, embracing changes, and more. Social issues like developing kindness and compassion are also covered so kids learn through the antics and trials of these adorable creature cats how to do what is right and be happy with the results. Each poem concludes with a ‘little bit of wisdom’ that encapsulates what the young reader has just read or heard.

I must mention the artwork by Sona and Jacob which is simply stunning. Each creature cat is depicted according to their poem. Kids will love the details, and this could very well inspire Halloween costumes for next year! My favourite is Venny the Vampire-Cat! A five star read!



M.G. Rorai enjoys hanging with her cats and annoying her husband. She’s been writing for as long as she can remember and is slightly obsessed with cats. Pick up your copy of Creature Cat Tales at Amazon.


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