Kitty Kat, Kitty Kat, Tell Me What's New!

Children - Animals
30 Pages
Reviewed on 07/28/2018
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Author Biography

It's kind of a funny story about how I came to write "Kitty Kat, Kitty Kat, Tell Me What's New!" One day I said to my cat, "Kitty Kat, Kitty Kat, it's time for a snack!" as I was about to get myself something to eat. I just started coming up with bunches of rhymes starting off with "Kitty Kat, Kitty Kat" and went from there. The rest they say, is history!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lisa McCombs for Readers' Favorite

Told in the words of an obvious cat lover, Kitty Kat, Kitty Kat, Tell Me What's New! is a delightful rhyme thoroughly describing a house cat’s activity. The aforementioned Kitty Kat plays with the narrator’s shoe laces, speaks, plays the piano, suns itself and chases its tail, all while presenting a precious image that enamors children and adults alike. Author/songwriter Finnajane MacLeod incorporates photo shopped images to the actions of an assortment of felines in various stages of mischief and daily activity.

Although the written story is amusing, I am certain that the intended young audience would be most receptive to the accompanying video on YouTube. As a filmed cat pantomimes the words to the book lyrics, I am mesmerized by the precise alignment of the text to the feline image’s mouth. The action is actually soothing in a hypnotic way, not unlike the motion of a musical metronome. A huge draw in any children’s publication is the imagery. The use of stock photos, while cute, provides a lesser version of what has potential as an actual work of art. Finnajane MacLeod is obviously familiar with the appropriate cadence of words that will attract a child's attention. As a standalone story without the video, Kitty Kat, Kitty Kat, Tell Me What's New! is the perfect bed time lullaby for any fussy child.