These two young brothers have waited weeks to welcome their new kittens, and they are determined to do a good job taking care of them. They help their new pets explore their food and water dishes, their litter boxes, and a comfy bed, trying to keep quiet and gentle so the kittens will feel safe. But one important question remains: What will they name these newest members of their family?
Narrated by the elder brother, Our New Kittens is a warm, accessible story for young children learning about the responsibility of pet ownership. Theo Heras' text is informative without being didactic, while Alice Carter's sweet illustrations model age-appropriate pet care.
About Our New Kittens
"Illustrations in colored pencil, watercolor, and digital media feature soft lines and colors and emphasize the relationships between the boys and their pets...[will] stoke a child's excitement about the idea of getting a pet and useful for facilitating a conversation about pet care."—Kirkus Reviews
"Through this lovely introduction to pet care and responsibility...children will learn how to safely care for new furry friends..."—Foreword Reviews
"The art is visually interesting, with a nice mix of points of view, as well as full pages, spreads, and spot art to add movement and encourage page turns. The tips about pet care are useful and worthwhile...VERDICT Vets might find this title to be a useful tool for parents looking to add kittens to their home."—School Library Journal
"Reading Our New Kittens would be a good way to inform young children of the emotional and behavioural aspects...of what pet ownership entails. Highly Recommended."—CM Magazine