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Jack the Kitten is Very Brave: The Adventures of Machu and Jack Paperback – December 7, 2010
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About the Author
Tabitha Grace Smith has been writing interesting stories since age 6 (and by interesting we mean fascinating). She’s worked with kids for over 16 years and, in “Jack the Kitten is Very Brave”, she’s been able to pair her passion for kids with her love of cats and pirates! She currently lives in Los Angeles with the real life versions of Machu and Jack. When she’s not writing she works in social media and marketing.
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This book deals with a common fear in children, the fear of water, in a gentle and reassuring way. The story is well-written and easy to follow, but not so simplistic as to be boring for children. As the mother of three children, ages 2 1/2 , 10 and 14, I know that when a book becomes a child's favorite, parents are asked to read it again and again. I like that this book lacks the overly-sugary tone that so many books for small children use, and which tends to make them torturous for parents to have to read repeatedly. It is written in a simple, straightforward manner that makes it both easy to understand, and engaging.
The illustrations are wonderfully rendered. The colors are both eye-catching and welcoming. There is a distinction between the real life scenes and the scenes in Jack's imaginations that is made even more profound by the use of color changes in the background.
As I've mentioned, I have a daughter in the right age range for this book, and she liked it when I first read it to her. She asked me to read it again a few hours later. When I was too slow to respond, she demanded, "Mama, I want Machu again!" I guess that tells you who her favorite character is. I'm always happy to find new books for her that we can both enjoy.
Jack the kitten loves everything pirate - the swords, the language, the buried treasure. The only thing Jack doesn't like about the pirate life is the WATER!
Will Machu playing bathtub-pirates be enough to convince Jack to join him? Can Jack overcome his fear?
Find out in the adorable book, The Adventures of Machu & Jack; Jack the Kitten is Very Brave by Tabitha Grace Smith.
I LOVED this book! The story was cute, adventurous, yet simple enough that kids will understand and be able to follow along.
The wonderful illustrations by Mindy Lou Hagan are wonderfully silly. Hagan's ability to show expressions on Jack and Machu is perfect - I even giggled a couple of times.
This book would be perfect for any child, but especially those that may have a fear of swimming - plus who doesn't like pirates...ARRRHHH!
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You will want to purchase one for all the 'special people' in your life!