Thursday, December 2, 2021

" City Kitties" - a bookwrap



City Kitties

Book by Rizwan Asad

Illustrated Andy Catling


* Ages:  3-8

* Grade Level:  PS-3

* Length:  26 pages

* Publisher:  Ness House Press

* Pub. Date:  December 1, 2021

* Language:  English


City Kitties would be great for parents that want their kids to learn how to read the words on a page. It would also make for a lovely bedtime story." - Readers' Favorite

"Humorous and enchanting, this is a picture book that I would recommend everyone to read!" - Reedsy Discovery

Unwrapping Some Illustrations for You

The Book

 This is a sweet book about a naughty little kitten named Mitten who is always trying to play tricks on a much more mature Siamese cat named Nessie.  Nessie is 100-years old with beautiful blue eyes. She's travelled the world, and has many stories to tell! Baffled, Mitten cannot understand why she doesn't fall for his shenanigans, after all he is the neighbourhood prankster, but for the life of him he cannot catch Nessie in one of his antics.    

When he asks her why she calmly licks her paws looks Mitten straight in the eyes and responds... because she's "been there, done that!'

The narrative flows in rhyme and the illustrations are fantastic.  Kids will learn a valuable life lesson. An old Greek proverb sums it up perfectly... "age brings experience, and a good mind wisdom".  Nessie  therefore is way ahead of Mitten's tricks so everything he tries is uneventful towards her as she has seen it and done it all.  

She goes on and encourages Mitten to use each of his nine lives to the utmost.  She tells him stories of her past life adventures and invites him along when her next exciting adventure unfolds.  I love the book and highly recommend it. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!


Meet the Author

Rizwan Asad is the author behind the award-nominated blog, Chocolates & Chai. On Chocolates & Chai he provides delicious recipes in an accessible manner. Dio in the Dark, his debut novella is out now! Rizwan is based in Toronto, but you can visit him online at:

About the Illustrator

Andy Catling is a professional illustrator with more than 60 illustrated titles under his belt.He has worked for many publishers such as Oxford University Press, Caterpillar books, Quarto, Harper, Lion Hudson and others in the UK and around the world. Andy loves illustrating Picture books and books for older children using a more mature style.He works in traditional mediums and digital wot-nots to make artwork with a rigorous mangle-like process. Andy lives in Hampshire in the UK where he spends his time... well illustrating.

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