Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Review: Only God Can Make a Kitten by Rhonda Greene and Illustrated by Laura Bryant

Only God Can Make a Kitten is a delightful rhyming story book for ages 4-8, according to the back of the book.

The story features a young, inquisitive boy asking his mother questions about who made things, from the ocean, to trees, to snow. His questions are posed in a concise four-line stanza, which his mother answers in a similar rhyming stanza.

The illustrations are beautifully done and add a younger sister to the story. My favorite pictures were of the kitten, who really isn't in the story very much. That was my only complaint -- that I was hoping for more kitten in the story. The kitten is only mentioned on two pages and in three illustrations (excluding the front matter, which actually had quite a lot of kitten illustrations).

Its important to note then that is a story about a boy asking about who created things that happens to include a kitten. Accepting that this is not a book about kittens, I would fully recommend this book as I think the rhyming stanzas and colorful illustrations will capture the hearts of young readers.

FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Book Look for this review.  The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the product.