Monday, November 21, 2011

Feature: Kiwi in Cat City by Vickie Johnstone

This week I am featuring my second Adopt an Indie adoptee, Vickie Johnstone.  Vickie has several works published, and I received Kiwi in Cat City for review.  Tomorrow, Vickie will be stopping by for an interview, and she has offered to give all three of her Kiwi books to one lucky reader!!  Be sure to come by and meet Vickie and enter for your chance to win...

Kiwi in Cat City
By: Vickie Johstone
Published April 28, 2011
Available Format:  ebook

My Rating:  ★★★★★

Goodreads Synopsis:  Amy and James live in a house with their parents and their little black cat, Kiwi. One dark night, Amy cannot sleep and she looks out of the window into the garden to see Kiwi transfixed by the moon, which has taken on a weird, glowing shape like a cat's claw. Waking her brother, Amy suggests they follow Kiwi that night to see where she goes... whether it involves a hunt for mice or something else. Little do they know that, with a flick of her tail, Kiwi is going to lead them on the adventure of their lives to a land they never knew existed in their wildest dreams. In the blue-lit world of Cat City, they gain an understanding of what it's really like to be a cat. There they will be asked to help Inspector Furrball solve the mystery of the missing catizens and find out exactly what happened to Madame Purrfect.

This book is the first in a series of adventures.

Yes, this is a children’s book, but don’t let that fool you into believing that it is any less entertaining for adults!  I hung on every word of this fantastic little novel, from Amy and James’ home through Cat Crime and back again.  Kiwi and her cat friends are super fun characters, and the reader gets to go along with the children for a grand adventure.  Vickie has a terrific imagination and truly amazing talent in putting her vision into words.

As we were getting ready for the blog feature, Vickie asked me who my favorite character was, and after some thought I decided it was Inspector Furrball.  He has that intelligent quirkiness about him that makes him fun and relatable.  There were a ton of cute, funny things throughout this book which kept the mystery from bogging it down too much.  Each of the characters had their own unique personality, even the city itself.

Due to time constraints, I haven’t read this one with my kids yet, but it is definitely on our to-read-together list.  I’ve already purchased the other two books as well, and I am anxious to revisit Kiwi and Cat