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.
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.