Nonna’s Corner is a special feature where I share books I’ve reviewed with my grandchildren, affectionately referred to as the “Royals” here at Caffeinated. We hope you enjoy them and find books to share with your little ones.
by D.L. Kruse
Series: Grooty Fledermaus #1
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He has no hair! He has no home! Oh my goodness, he's all alone!
Born a barn-baby, abandoned and shunned by the other cats for being different, Grooty Fledermaus is a lonely little kitten who has a heart as big as his name but who most certainly won't survive the upcoming winter without help. But when Katie, a young girl who is trying to cope with being ill and who has needs of her own, finds him and rescues him, she has no idea of the most wonderful and secret gift Grooty is about to give her in return!
Grooty Fledermaus Finds a Friend is the first in a seven book series featuring Katie and Grooty. This is an early reader book with rhyming verse. It uses site words, adds in new vocabulary, and introduces some Dutch terms.
Katie cannot play like or with the other children. It isn’t mentioned, but my guess would be childhood Leukemia. Her mother takes her out to her Grams and Gramps’ farm. Her grandfather wheels her out to the barn where a cat has kittens. In the hay, she discovers a hairless cat with huge ears and green eyes. She names her Grooty Fledermaus and takes him home.
This was a sweet story. My grandchildren loved Grooty, and were concerned about Katie, and loved the farm. They liked learning a Dutch word and Sophia, six, could read a good chunk of this on her own the second read through.
Filled with social lessons, it opened the door to conversations about wheelchairs, sick children and even differences. The kids loved Grooty and want to read more of their adventures.
This title is available in Kindle Unlimited. ebook, paperback and hardcover.
Reading age : 4 – 8 years
Sounds like a good lesson in empathy for kids. Love the rhyming text.
Ah, this looks lovely. 🙂
Anna from elements of emaginette
awww poor little kitty
Tyler H. Jolley
What a cute book. I’m glad the grandkids enjoyed it! Hope you’r feeling better Kimba!
Oh it looks good!