Tuesday, January 4, 2022

" Meow is Not a Cat" - a bookwrap



Meow is Not a Cat

Book by Kelly Tills

Illustrated by Max Saladrigas


* Ages:  4-7

* Grade Level:  PS-2

* Length:  44 pages

* Publisher:  FDI Publishing

* Pub. Date:  April 12, 2022

* Language:  English

Celebrating Thinking Differently

Every child interprets the world in their own way. Even more so for kids who think differently. They often get labeled naughty, distracted, loud, difficult, or rude.

Too many stories about these kids end with an adult coming to the rescue to “correct” them. Not in this story. Instead, in this completely whacky kids’ book about being unique, it’s Meow who helps an adult change their perspective.

Unwrapping Some Illustrations 


The Book

Meow does not identify as a cat.  Meow is portrayed as a gender-neutral child who sees and acts differently than others.  Interpreting and following specific instructions results in creative and imaginative ways of behaving and responding to them. 

This silly and entertaining story will make kids laugh. Meow's out-of-the-box antics invite kids into the story.  A life lesson is nestled amongst the hilarity... don't judge but understand that others may interpret the world in a different way than you to do.  

The illustrations are very well done.  They are full of action and detail which draws kids deeper into the tale.  Reading "Meow Is Not a Cat" together can spark conversations about different behaviours, acceptance, and following guidelines.  

This book is a comical way to encourage parents and teachers not to lose patience with kids who display hyperactivity. Kids love that they can take it upon themselves to be in charge and I'm sure young readers will cheer Meow on and find the book very amusing and entertaining. When you look at the book through the eyes of a child it will be a delightful whacky read.

Storywraps Rating - 4 HUGS!


Meet the Author

Kelly writes goofy books for kids. She believes we learn while laughing, and even the smallest hat-tip to positive values can teach our kids how to approach the world. Her children's stories are perfect to read aloud to your little humans, or to have your older kids read themselves (hey, let them flex those new reading skills!). Kelly's books are formatted to be dyslexia-friendly.

About the Illustrator

Hi! I'm Max Saladrigas, author of children's books published in Europe, Canada and United States, and visual artist working on branding projects, lettering, character design, animation, illustrations for book covers and commissions for children's magazines.

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