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Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite
A humorous and imaginative children’s story with important lessons, Reflections of a Feline Being by Paula Grover follows the daily life of a cat who lives with a group of rowdy humans in her den. Miaurra shares her home with a couple and their two children. She considers the adults better trained to serve her every need, unlike the juveniles, but still struggles to be patient with them. Miaurra often wakes up from the children’s poking which she dislikes. One day, something worse happens. A foul-smelling box arrives and a kitten emerges from it. Miaurra is immediately incensed by what she considers the invasion of her space. As Miaurra tries to adjust to sharing her den with another feline, yet another invader arrives. Miaurra struggles to let go of her beliefs and embrace her new family.
The story features an amusing set of characters that children will love. I appreciated that it is written from Miaurra’s intriguing perspective and I enjoyed her interactions with the other animals. There were unexpected scenes included which made the story even more exciting. Children will be drawn in by the lovely, straightforward illustrations and will enjoy singing the song included at the end. The book’s language is accessible to young readers and its descriptions of the scenes and characters included are captivating. The valuable lessons about the importance of family and community woven into the story are helpful to both adults and children. An original story with fascinating characters and practical lessons, Reflections of a Feline Being by Paula Grover is a children’s story that will be a wonderful addition to every child’s library.