PRINCESS SUPER KITTY by Antoinette Portis


Age Range: 2 - 5
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A lively little girl named Maggie explains a series of transformations as she goes through her day.

“There are girls who are regular girls. But not me…Because today I am a kitty!” Sporting cat ears and tail, she explains that “Kitties are cuter than regular people,” and says only “Meow” when spoken to. At nap time, although “[k]itties like to take lots of naps.… not me. Because…I am a Super Kitty.” She leaps from the bed, the chair and the couch in a yellow cape and pink boots and demonstrates super strength (enough to lift a toy fire truck overhead and to open tricky jars). Donning dress, slippers, beads and a crown, Princess Super Kitty (“someone you obey”) entertains her two siblings until bathtime. Beside the tub, decked out in flippers and tropical costume (but tail still attached), Water Lily Hula Porpoise Princess Super Kitty of the Sea makes her grand appearance. This girl is bouncy, delightful and not to be easily typed or contained. Bold lines and solid colors—not overly dominated by pink—surrounded by plenty of empty space keep the focus firmly on the girl and her props.

Readers and listeners both bold and retiring will find much to like in this charming depiction of a child with a strong sense of self and confidence in her imaginative makeovers. (Picture book. 2-5)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-06-182725-9
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Harper/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2011


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