Kitty and Kat - Pet Peeves

Children - Adventure
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 07/01/2020
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Author Biography

Born in New London, Connecticut, part of a military family, Beals lived in many places as a child. He had early success in storytelling and creation of poems and papers for elementary school projects. Now the stories are coming to life.

Beals currently resides in Edmond Oklahoma, USA. He loves cats, children and some people too!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tammy Ruggles for Readers' Favorite

Kitty and Kat - Pet Peeves by Robert Beals III is the perfect bedtime story and is the fifth installment of the Kitty and Kat Adventure Series. In this particular offering, the story opens on a sad, nostalgic note about Story Hill, a place where children have to go to hear a good story because their parents have stopped telling them. This alone is enough to draw you in, and you wonder what story is about to be told at this special place by a guardian creature called PurrAnimal, who is protective and loving toward the children who gather here. This time, PurrAnimal decides to read "Pet Peeves", and this is how the story begins and becomes much brighter. Kitty and Kat meet Ant and Flea, and they band together with other animals to try to find Peeves, an unusual-looking two-headed pet that was lost by Aunt Chovie. Get it? Anchovy. Who likes jumping on pizzas all day.

The story unfolds so that we meet a variety of animals, creatures, and creepy crawlers on their quest to find Peeves. The illustrations are whimsical, cute, and quirky--a perfect match for the offbeat characters and story. The tree that is the center of the story is a special place for the animals to live, with different animals like birds and squirrels living on their own branch and playing their own roles and responsibilities. This promotes the idea of living and working together in harmony, and about one tree supporting all ever-expanding life forms. But these ideas are offered in a fun way. For example, there is a branch with places called Area 50 and Area 52. If you've ever wondered about the secret animal life that goes on in a tree, this story will shed some interesting, comical light on the subject. One of the cutest characters is Marsha the Martian, who is Ant's best friend. You'll meet her little alien cow, Moo, too. Kitty and Kat - Pet Peeves by Robert Beals III is a charming, heartwarming story children and parents alike will enjoy and is one to stir the imagination. If you can picture a herd of 12,000 anchovies running at you over a hillside, you will love this book.

Jack Magnus

Kitty and Kat - Pet Peeves: Kitty and Kat Adventure Series, Book 5 is an animal adventure storybook for children written by Robert Beals III and illustrated by Blueberry Illustrations. Story Hill was well-known to and loved by children as the venue for Sunday afternoon stories. They especially loved PurrAnimal, known to them as the Great Protector, who told them the stories each week. They were particularly excited about the story they would be hearing that day -- Pet Peeves. The story, of course, starred Kitty and Kat and their friends, Ant and Flea. Ant and Flea normally spent all their time in the big tree. When Kitty and Kat asked them to come down and play, they explained that Peeves, Aunt Chovie’s pet, was missing, and she blamed Ant and Flea who had been playing with him. It had been three weeks already. Could Kitty and Kat help find Peeves?

Robert Beals’ Kitty and Kat - Pet Peeves is an intricate and ingenious tale filled with strange and marvelous animals -- there’s even an Area 52 to explore on Ant and Flea’s big tree and an alien named Marsha. Will they ever find Pet Peeves? Will Aunt Chovie stay angry at Ant and Flea? Young readers and their caregivers will have a grand time following Kitty and Kat on this very different adventure. Blueberry Illustrations’ bold and brightly colored panels add fun and zest to this story. Each illustration is filled with action, strange beings and often pizza. Kitty and Kat - Pet Peeves is kid-sized action and adventure mixed with science fiction, and it’s loads of fun; it’s highly recommended.