Dizzy Lizzie by Kat E. Erikson

Dizzy Lizzie is a charming story about a small kitten determined to find a home. Kat E. Erikson, author, wrote the story based on how Lizzie and Kimba “scrabbled” their way into her life.

Dizzy Lizzie‘s story, in the beginning, may be alarming for the older readers. But then, as the story progresses, all begins to come together for a gratifying and fulfilling ending.

Children will love the adorable pictures and will fall in love with Lizzie and Kimba. Laughter will ensue at the kittens’ antics as they ensure they are both together in a “fur”ever home.

Children will also see how some life challenges cannot be solved by things like tantrums and anger, and instead, learn fortitude and determination bring about better results.  They will also learn a lot about families, be they their natural family or their adopted family.

Dizzy Lizzy is recommended for ages 4 to 8, however, I feel even older children can benefit from its lessons on devotion and caring.

I received this book from BookSirens. However, I was under no obligation to write a review.

Publisher’s Summary

Dizzy Lizzie may be the smallest kitten in her litter, but her determination is mighty. Born under an old house, in a dark wee den, with cobwebs in the corner and dirt underfoot, every day is a struggle for the tiny kitten, until she learns a trick or two to make sure she gets her share. But just as things seem to improve, Dizzy Lizzie’s home is destroyed and she is torn from her mother. Soon, Lizzie is faced with a new set of problems, and if she wants to stick with her sister and secure a forever home, the little kitten must learn to curb her big temper. “No matter how teeny-tiny I am, no matter how weebly-wobbly I am,” Dizzy Lizzie vows, “I’ll find a way!” But as she tumbles from one calamity to the next, can Lizzie tame her tantrums and find her forever home? Based on a true story, this beautifully illustrated and uplifting picture book explores themes like loyalty, family love—whether that family is by blood or adoption—and never giving up.

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Bird Hugs by Ged Adamson

My first thought upon beginning to read Bird Hugs was how wonderful to read a book that focused on how a perceived disability could become a welcome ability. I didn’t change my mind upon finishing the book.

Many members of my family work, or have worked/volunteered, for a residential facility for physically and mentally handicapped adults. Reading this book gave me a warm feeling at how sweetly this story was written and illustrated.

The illustrations are so cute, from Bernard the bird, to the sad orangutan and all their friends. Children will learn about a lot of different kinds of animals by reading Bird Hugs.

I was disappointed with the formatting, however. Perhaps it’s only a problem for the Kindle edition, but you must constantly turn the book from portrait to landscape and back again.

I received this e-book as an Amazon First Reads selection. However, I was not required to write a review.

Publisher’s Summary

Bernard isn’t like other birds. His wings are impossibly long, and try as he might, he just can’t seem to fly. He’s left wondering what his wings are good for…if they’re even good for anything at all. But a chance encounter with a dejected orangutan leads Bernard to a surprising discovery: that maybe what makes him different is actually something to be embraced.

About Author

Ged Adamson is a children’s author and illustrator. He lives in London with his partner Helen and son Rex.

Penguin and Moose by Hannah C. Hall

This is one of the CUTEST stories, with a Fantastic message for children. If you have a child, know a child or work with children-check it out. I’ll have a review Monday. In the meantime, enjoy this cute “teaser”  film!!