From School Library Journal
PreS—With which friend does Kitty love to cuddle best? Is it Tiny Mouse, "prickly" Porcupine, "squidgy" Frog, "squeezy" Octopus, or a host of other animals featured one per spread? Though seemingly a tough call, Kitty's new baby brother is ultimately revealed as the paws-down favorite. Cabrera's trademark eye-catching, lush colors are used to full advantage on every page. While Kitty's never-changing expression is monotonous, the animal friends are rendered with a verve that catches the essence of the other creatures and splashes it vibrantly across the pages. While it's all slightly precious, youngsters will be riveted by the bold pictures and find comfort in Kitty's predictable exploits.—Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha Public Library, WI
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A simply drawn Kitty with an orange ring around one eye likes to cuddle. But who is her favorite friend to snuggle with? Tiny Mouse, with its "teen-weeny cuddle?" Feathery Peacock, with its bright cuddle? Or Spiky Porcupine, who offers a careful prickly cuddle? With its simple text, this hits the mark for very young children on laps or in groups. Each animal cuddle is framed in a two-page spread, with the animals taking up most of the space. The charming art has the look of the sort done by a talented child; colorful, subtly designed backgrounds will remind kids of their own work with finger paints. Only the end slightly disappoints. It's Baby Brother who gives the best cuddles, but some children might have expected a child more like them. Still, awfully cute. Ilene CooperCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved