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Katie the Catsitter: Book 1

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Funny, colorful graphic novel about tween superhero-to-be.

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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 1 parent review

age 7+

Great story for cat and adventure lovers!

My 10-year-old says: "I think kids who like or love cats would like this book. It talks about crushes and people getting boyfriends. It has superheroes and villains."

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say: Not yet rated

This is a fun, funny, imaginative, and colorful graphic novel that reluctant readers will enjoy. Katie the Catsitter's superheroes and villains who inhabit modern-day New York City add a good dose of wit and humor, while the well-developed characters are easy to relate to and very grounded in the here and now. To say nothing of the cats! Readers will enjoy their antics and beyond-belief skill sets thanks to the drawings that highlight all the different personalities.

There are a few abrupt transitions that may make readers think they skipped a page and can be a bit confusing. But if you just keep going they clear up fairly quickly. Themes surrounding animal rights and changing friendships are presented without being too heavy handed. The story also starts to feel repetitive toward the middle, but it picks back up again fairly quickly. The ending satisfies while leaving the door open for more adventures, and readers will look forward the planned next installment.

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