Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats - Alicia Potter & Birgitta Sif

I know it's early, BUT I really have almost nothing else to write reviews for right now! I hope you will all read this review, get excited, and eagerly await the book's release!

Miss Hazeltine has plenty of kitty company, and she gives her beloved scaredy-cats lessons in everything from Bird Basics to How Not to Fear the Broom.

The most timid of all is Crumb. He cowers in a corner. Miss Hazeltine doesn't mind. But when she gets in trouble and only Crumb knows where she is, will he find his inner courage and lead a daring rescue?

Sounds fabulous, doesn't it? I mean, considering we live in an age when cat videos rule the interwebz and kitty memes have taken over Facebook, this book will likely find many audiences, from the very young to the much more... uh, mature! Potter and Sif's fabulous picturebook will entice children through its charming illustrations and engaging text. 

Miss Hazeltine's is a book that will comfort the shy and the fearful, but without being overly didactic. Lessons may be learned, but young readers will also be able to simply enjoy the story and images without feeling that they are being taught. Potter examines the numerous things that people often find themselves being afraid of, and Sif illustrates the fearful felines in sympathetic and charming ways. Each cat is lovingly rendered, creating a cast of characters (with Crumb and Miss Hazeltine at the centre) that will entice the most cynical reader.








Highly Recommended

(Note: This review is from an and advance F&G - Out May 12, 2015)

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