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Our New Kittens

by Theo Heras, illustrated by Alice Carter

tagged: cats, siblings, new experience
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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 the Authors
Theo Heras is a performer, speaker, book reviewer, and a children’s librarian. Passionate about literature and programming for babies and toddlers, Theo has published Hat On, Hat Off, Baby Cakes, Where's Bunny?, and Our New Kittens. She has also recorded two albums: What Will We Do with the Baby-o?, and Seashell, Sing a Song to Me. Theo lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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Alice Carter has always loved telling stories through her whimsical art. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, she has worked as a freelance illustrator and fine artist for over ten years. She is inspired by people-watching, music and all the earth's magnificent creatures. Alice lives with her family of silly humans and serious cats in Ottawa, Ontario. For more information, visit www.alicecarter.com.
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Recommended Age and Grade
Age:
3 to 6
Grade:
p to 1
Editorial Review

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

"Rating: 5...Simple text and vivid illustrations introduce young children to bringing home a new pet. The endpages are wonderful with a checklist and tips for caring for new kittens. Highly recommended for anyone considering adopting from an animal shelter."—Youth Services Book Review

"Our New Kittens is a book that kids will enjoy if they are preparing for a new kitten themselves. They may even find some helpful advice, like how to behave around a new kitten and what supplies they will need...[A] great discussion starter for families who are bringing home a kitten of their own."—Resource Links

"This is a fun read for kids interested in getting a pet, preparing them for the joy and responsibility of having an animal in the home. The drawings are lovely, I loved the flyaway curls of the younger brother, and his mismatched socks."—Canadian Bookworm