Monday, September 15, 2008

Enchanting Review: Cat Nights

Children’s (Ages 3-6)
ISBN# 978-0-06-113888-1
Hardcover-Available Now

Rating: 4 Enchantments

It’s Felicity the witch’s 263rd birthday. Not only will she grow her first wart, and her shoes begin to curl at her toes, but now she’s finally old enough that she can turn herself into a cat.

Even for a witch there are certain rules, including a witch can only change into a cat eight times and still be able to return to her witch form. The ninth time, she remains a cat. As you can guess, Felicity loves turning into a cat and does it eight times. Worried about her, her three witchy cousins cast a spell over her to detract her from turning into a cat, but it seems to backfire when Felicity becomes sad. Feeling bad, the cousins remove the spell. But will Felicity risk turning a cat on the ninth night and remain one forever?

CAT NIGHTS is a cute witchy story perfect for October and Halloween. The illustrations are fun and colorful and I really liked the story. Felicity is a fun little witch whose decision on whether or not to risk becoming a cat permanently has earned this book a place on my keeper shelf.

Browse inside CAT NIGHTS here:

Jane Manning's spellbinding picture book takes its inspiration from the tale of the "Cat Nights" of late summer. From this legend comes the saying, "A cat has nine lives."
The artist has illustrated numerous books for children, including the national bestseller The Witch Who Was Afraid of Witches, by Alice Low. Cat Nights is the first book she has both written and illustrated. Jane Manning lives in Deep River, Connecticut.

Enchanting Reviews
September 2008

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