Cuddly animals everywhere are lucky to have Dr. KittyCat on call.
Dr. KittyCat and her faithful mouse nurse, Peanut, take care of a menagerie of little creatures and keep excellent notes in their Furry First-aid Book. Clover the bunny has scraped his ear on a bramble. Dr. KittyCat cleans it, bandages it, and gives him a sticker. And so it goes. After a busy day of healing bumps and scrapes, Dr. KittyCat wants to unwind by knitting, but her ball of yarn is missing. Before they can find it, an emergency call comes in. Posy the puppy has gotten stuck in a play tunnel while practicing for Paws and Prizes Field Day. Into the vanbulance! Can they free her and find out how it happened? Could it involve Dr. KittyCat’s ball of yarn? Posy was at her office earlier….Clarke’s first in a new series for those just starting chapter books is high on the sweetness scale. Plentiful illustrations mix black-and-white animal photographs with crayon-style line drawings in purple; unnecessary (and somewhat disturbing) mouths have been drawn on the animals’ faces. The book may be useful in helping those afraid of visiting the doctor (it may also prompt questions as to why the cat is not eating the mouse). Clover the Bunny publishes simultaneously.
It’s twee, but it will have its audience. (Fantasy. 6-9)