Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue
Meet Kitty, a charming chapter book character with catlike superpowers. With dramatic two-color art on every page and an emphasis on friendship, family, bravery, and building self-confidence, Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue is a perfect choice for independent readers and fans of Rebecca Elliott’s Owl Diaries.
Kitty is special. Her mother is a superhero with catlike powers that Kitty and her little brother Max will someday inherit. But being a superhero involves going on daring adventures at night, and Kitty doesn’t know if she’ll ever be brave enough for that!
One night though, Kitty finds a sleek black cat with white paws waiting at her window. When he introduces himself, Kitty is shocked to realize she can understand him—her powers have arrived! The cat, Figaro, has a problem. There’s a terrible meowing sound coming from the clock tower, and the other cats don’t know what to do. The night outside looks cold and uninviting, and Kitty is afraid of the dark. But she musters up her courage and sets out to find the source of the mysterious sound. Along the way, she makes new friends, uncovers her confidence, and learns what it means to be brave.
Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue is the first book in a chapter book series about Kitty and her superhero adventures. With an aspirational main character, a kindle of cats, striking two-color art on every page, and fun facts included at the end of each story, these chapter books are just right for newly independent readers.
When a cat named Figaro comes looking for her mom for help, Kitty has no choice but to go in her absence. They need to see what's causing the howling from the clocktower. With Figaro guiding the way, Kitty tries to be as brave as she can. Along the way, she rescues a cat from a tree and makes another new friend. But the closer they get to the clocktower, the louder the howling becomes and it's time for Kitty to test how brave she really is.
KITTY AND THE MOONLIGHT RESCUE is a story about bravery and friendship. Even though Kitty's mom tells her she's brave, Kitty doesn't feel it until she receives support from her new friends. With them, she feels stronger and the dark isn't so scary. Talking to cats is pretty cool and the enhanced senses give Kitty everything she needs to be an amazing superhero.
Final Verdict: I would recommend this to early readers who enjoy cats, superheroes, and stories about friendship and bravery.