Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue review
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Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue | Book Review

By author Paula Harrison and illustrator Jenny Løvlie (Oxford University Press)

‘Don’t let fear hold you back
You’re braver than you think.’

When Figaro the cat comes calling, Kitty’s superhero mum isn’t at home to help him. He can’t wait though; the little cat needs help now.

Has Kitty finally got superpowers, like her Mum? And, more importantly, will she be brave enough to help Figaro and find out?

In Kitty’s first (and thankfully not last!) adventure The Midnight Rescue, there is a terrible wailing sound coming from the Clock Tower and it’s up to Kitty to answer the call. With midnight approaching, she must see if her fear of the dark will hold her back from investigating and giving aid where needed.

Kitty is a little girl that young readers will find it easy to relate to, even if she is a superhero-in-training developing catlike powers. She is helped along in her adventure by three cute feline sidekicks, Figaro, Pixie and Katsumi.

The illustrations, using a clever palette of black, white and orange, give a wonderful feel of the night and really bring the young characters of the story to life with their splashes of colour.

This is a gentle story focusing on friendship and bravery, with just the right amount of suspense to keep young readers on the edge of their seats and eager to follow her adventures.