Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Children's Book Review: Catty Wompus: A Tale of Friendship by Julie Howe

  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Hardcover: 28 pages
  • Publisher: New Year Publishing; 1st edition (October 28, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098019010X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0980190106 
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Catty Wompus is an inspiration story of two young girls growing up and learning the valuable lessons for real friendship. This story will be enjoyed by girls of all ages on interacting with classmates in school.

My Review:

If you looking for a unique book to read to your child, especially young girls, about friendship, then this is definitely a must read.  Catty Wompus learns the true meaning of friendship, when she becomes friends with another girl she was mean to.  Instead of turning away, the girl takes her mother's advice and acts nice to Catty.  They forge a friendship, all while teaching the reader important lessons in treating others with kindness and respect, what a true friendship is, and how to overcome one's insecurities. 

This will definitely be a book I will continue to read to Savannah as she gets older.  What a great way to pass along the message of friendship.  I just loved the unique illustrations, that mesh nicely with the easy flowing story.

About the Author:

Julie lives on the Monterey Peninsula of Northern California with her husband and two large, cuddly dogs. Books have been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. She loves stories of all kinds but she especially love kid’s books. To be even more specific, she love kid’s books told in rhyming verse so it’s obvious why Shel Silverstein is her hero. Having always wanted to write one of her own, She decided to take the plunge and write Catty Wompus: A Tale of Friendship.

Disclosure:  I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in order to write up an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone..

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