The Little Kitten (Nicola Killen)

Hello, friends! Our book today is The Little Kitten by Nicola Killen, an adorable autumn tale of feline friendship.

Little Ollie, clad in a playful catsuit, is ready to head outside to enjoy a fall day with her own pet cat, Pumpkin. Yet just as she’s about to jump into a pile of crunchy leaves, a gust of wind blows them all away – to reveal a shivering kitten hidden within! Ollie and Pumpkin welcome their new friend with a day of play and cuddles, but in all the excitement, Ollie and the new kitten run off and accidentally leave Pumpkin behind. Discovering some “Lost Kitten” flyers, Ollie realizes that her new friend is missed by his own person, and endeavors to help him find his way home. With a mysterious path, a missing Pumpkin, and a quickly-falling night, can Ollie get the kitten home… without becoming lost herself?

Delightful. This sweet-as-pumpkin-pie story is as gentle and cozy of an autumn tale as any reader could wish for. Themes of adventure and friendship (and just a hint of Halloween) are rich, yet the story itself is simple, making for a lovely and light storytime. Equally appealing is the soft yet striking artwork, which features adorable, endearing characters in shades of gray, white, and orange. The sporadic cutouts and gorgeous use of foil amongst the fall foliage is the cherry on top. The length is perfect, and JJ adored it. A modern fall classic-in-the-making that’s sure to please, and it’s Baby Bookworm approved!

(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)

Max At Night (Ed Vere)

Hello, friends! Our book today is Max At Night by Ed Vere, a positively adorable bedtime tale about a sweet little kitten named Max who wants to say goodnight to his friend, the moon.

Second in the Max series by Vere, the story begins with Max getting ready for bed: drinking his milk, brushing his teeth, washing behind his ears. He says goodnight to his fish and his cardboard box, but when he wants to say goodnight to the moon, it’s nowhere to be found! So Max goes out in search of the moon, wandering through the quiet, sleepy night. Will Max find the moon in time for bed?

We loved Max The Brave, the first book in Vere’s series, and this one is even better. Max’s childlike innocence and wonder is as endearing as can be, and the story evokes the dreamy magic of bedtime in a way that is soothingly serene. The darling art is simple and lovable, and supports the text perfectly. The length is great, JJ adored it, and this would be a perfect bedtime story for any little dreamer. Baby Bookworm approved!

Max The Brave (Ed Vere)

Hello, everyone! Our book today is Max The Brave by Ed Vere, a cute and silly story about a courageous little kitten.

Max may be small, but don’t let that fool you: he is very brave! In fact, he intends to prove his bravery by chasing a mouse. One problem: he isn’t exactly sure what a mouse looks like. It will be fine, though, he can just ask around. Surely, when he tells the mouse that he intends to chase him, the mouse will identify himself, right?

This is a simple, short book with a great comedic twist that kids will love. Max is an incredibly endearing little kitten, and the illustrations of him and the other animals are darling. The text is also fun to read, with many unique voices and loads of humor. The length is perfect for baby bookworms, and JJ loved it from cover to cover, so this one is Baby Bookworm approved!