REVIEW: Dinosaurs on Kitty Island by Michael Slack
A playdate between intrepid kitties and cautious dinosaurs doesn’t go quite as planned in this hilarious story of friendship and compromise!
Life on Dinosaur Island is so boring. Who wants to watch stuff sink in tar pits all day? So the dinosaurs are escaping to Kitty Island to play with their new kitty friends, even though the level-headed narrator warns them that it will end in cat-astrophe. After all, the kitties are fearless and feisty! And these dinos? Well, cuddles are more their speed. Now these tiny kitties and hulking dinos need to find some common ground before their playdate and friendship go extinct.
The dinosaurs on dinosaur island shouldn’t be bored. In fact they ought to have plenty of things they could do, enough things that they don’t need to go over and play with the fearless, feisty felines who live on kitty island. We’ve seen how that goes! But, it looks like the dinos aren’t going to listen. There they go. Oh, dear. A game called “Launch the Lizards” can’t end well. “Will this playdate end in a cat-astrophe?”
This is the follow-up to “Kitties on Dinosaur Island” and once again, our giant colorful dinos are befuddled by the tiny and seemingly harmless kitties. But beware of these daring fuzzballs – they like to play! Lizard launching, hairball floaty races, and playing “fall-o meow” isn’t for the dino faint of heart. Our darling kitties realize when their friends aren’t having fun and show children that they need to watch and make sure that everyone is enjoying playtime. Bright and slightly silly illustrations will amuse children and give them plenty of chances to “RAWR!” B+ (because really kitties – hairballs?)