Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Cecilia’s Tale by Debbie Manber Kupfer is the adorable story of Cecilia the cat who has just woken up from a dream and she is hungry. She is waiting for her humans to come and feed her. Cecilia always felt humans lead complicated lives and they always have to go out and do something. Cecilia, on the other hand, likes to sleep, eat, or just look out of the window. Cecilia’s family lived in an area of Jerusalem called Nachlaot. Initially when she left home, Cecilia was scared and felt like going back to her mother, who asked her to leave home as it was time for Cecilia to find her own home. The story shows Cecilia growing up as she finds her home, spends her days with her family, and finally has kittens of her own.
It is a good story for all cat lovers and children will love to read about Cecilia and her adventures after leaving home. The illustrations are delightful and they breathe life into the characters and give a good pace and movement to the story. The story is good for bedtime story-telling and children will love listening to the adventures of Cecilia. Cecilia the cat’s portrayal is cute and charming, and she will enthrall children with her charming antics. The story will make children want a cat as their pet and Cecilia’s meeting with the dog is also narrated well by the author. Cecilia and her mission to find a good human family will bring a smile to the faces of all young readers.