Nite Nite, Kitty Cats

Children - Animals
32 Pages
Reviewed on 06/12/2024
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Reviewed by Courtnee Turner Hoyle for Readers' Favorite

Nite Nite, Kitty Cats is a children's picture book in English and Spanish by Jane E. Ruth. A grandmother reads a bedtime story to her two granddaughters as she sits in bed with them. Every turn of the page is dedicated to a different cat. Their features are described, and the felines are shown sleeping, playing, and sitting contentedly. On one page, each cat's characteristics are outlined, and on the opposite page, the cat stares at the reader or sleeps peacefully. Balls of yarn and toy fish sometimes adorn the pages alongside ten different cats. At the end of the story, the author provides the breed of each cat, from Birman to Tonkinese, in Spanish and English.

Jane E. Ruth's book has English and Spanish on the same page, helping young readers understand and interpret the words as they read. Yassy Duque's illustrations are vibrant and show the tranquility of the sleepy kittens, making them so cute that readers may feel like they could almost jump out of the pages. The information at the end of the story can start educational conversations. The material after the story helps readers understand concepts they may not have investigated. I read the book to my daughter, and we were curious about the Ragdoll breed. After finishing the story, we spent an hour looking at different breeds of cats, deepening our knowledge of the subject. This book is a soothing story for the end of the day, full of cuddly friends children will love. Readers who enjoy books about animals or cute cats will want to read Nite Nite, Kitty Cats at every storytime.

Doreen Chombu

Nite Nite, Kitty Cats is a children’s bedtime storybook written by Jane E. Ruth and illustrated by Yassibel Duque. It follows Grandma and the twins as they embark on a calming bedtime journey reading a story about ten different breeds of cats, each with their unique characteristics. The book introduces young readers to a variety of feline friends, including the British Shorthair, Maine Coon, Tonkinese, and more. Readers can say goodnight to each beautiful creature, from the fluffy Ragdoll to the majestic Savannah cat, before ending with a sweet goodbye to Grandma and a goodnight to the twins.

Nite Nite, Kitty Cats is a charming bedtime story that whisks young readers away on a soothing journey through a world of cats. The gentle and straightforward storytelling with Spanish translations is perfect for young children as it helps calm their minds and fosters a love for reading and other languages. Author Jane E. Ruth uses rhyming to create a musical quality to the narrative, making it more engaging and memorable for the young reader. The story also provides an excellent opportunity for early readers to learn about various cat breeds and their unique characteristics, serving as a perfect introduction to the realms of reading and feline fascination. The colorful illustrations bring the cats to life, and the starry night theme will transport readers to a peaceful world, where they can say goodnight to these adorable cats. I enjoyed reading this book and highly recommend adding it to your children’s bedtime collection. It will help wind down your little ones and spark their imaginations with dreams of adorable feline friends.

Pikasho Deka

Nite Nite Kitty Cats is a children's picture book by Jane E. Ruth. Written in both English and Spanish and featuring illustrations by Yassibel Duque, this book is aimed at toddlers and parents to be read as a bedtime story. Do you like cats? Because this book features cats -- lots of cats. During bedtime, a grandmother tells two young siblings about the different types of cats. There are cats with blue fur, and there are cats with white fur and blue eyes. Some cats are princesses, while some are goofy orange furballs. Cats also come in different sizes and shapes. Some are big and long, yet there are others with small ears. You may find long-haired cats to be your favorites, but some people love cats with long necks and spots.

Nite Nite Kitty Cats is a bilingual picture book for cat lovers, parents, and their younsters. This is the perfect bedtime story for toddlers to teach them more about cats and help them nurture and develop a love for animals from a young age. Apart from a sweet grandmother and her two grandchildren, all the characters in this book are cats. From Ragdoll to Persian, Scottish Fold to Maine Coon, you will find a wide variety of cats in this delightful picture book. The artwork by Yassibel Duque is the icing on the cake, as she perfectly captures the different personalities and breeds of cats through her lively illustrations. As someone who shares a home with three cats, I had a blast with this book. Parents will love reading it to their young children.