REVIEW: Kitties on Dinosaurs by Michael Slack
A daring, dinosaur-climbing adventure leads to hilarious kitty hijinks in this adorable tale of perseverance
They’re adorable! They’re daring! They’re kitties who love to climb things! And they won’t give up until they’ve achieved their ultimate climbing dream: scaling the dinosaurs on nearby Dinosaur Island. The level-headed narrator warns the kitties that the dinosaurs look hungry, that their teeth are super big, that things look terribly bleak if they go through with climbing the dinosaurs. But these kitties have a plan. And then another plan. And then another…well, you get the idea. Can these fair kitties conquer their biggest challenge yet and avoid cat-astrophe?
What intrepid and determined kitties. They’ve climbed everything on their own island but look – there’s another island with dinosaurs! Off to the litter mobile (which is adorable) to launch plan A.
You have to admire the little fuzzballs’ stick-to-it-iveness. If at first you don’t succeed – try again, which is good inspiration for everyone. Plan C – and finally Plan D are implemented. Our kitties might not have the best idea – to climb dinosaurs – but they’re thinking outside the (litter) box in ways to accomplish it.
The illustrations are bright and inviting. I laughed at the kitties’ antics and cheered them on. I can see children enjoying the combination of cuddly kittens and colorful dinos. This is a book I will read again. A-