A Cat With No Name
A Story About Sadness
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Pub Date 16 Mar 2021 | Archive Date 6 Apr 2021
Quarto Publishing Group – words & pictures, words & pictures
A beautiful picture book with a sensitive story and a valuable insight into the feeling of sadness and the beauty of precious memories.
One day, Olive sees a little cat at the window with no collar or name. Her parents say if the cute cat chooses to stay, they can keep her, but she might have a home to go back to. For several days, the cute cat continues to return but on the eighth day there's no sign of her. Olive and her parents go out looking, but will they find the cute cat? And is she theirs to find?
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Average rating from 11 members
A cat walks into Olive's life unexpectedly. They soon bond and become best friends. However, one fine day, the cat goes missing. This book is about what happens next.
The story is really cute and filled with understanding. Children will love the moral and the illustrations.
I also liked the tips provided at the end of the book to parents and guardians on how to recognise sadness in children.
A worthwhile read for early readers.
Thank you, NetGalley and Quarto Publishing Group, for the Advanced Review Copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
4.25 stars from me.
This is a great children's book which covers the topic of sadness. A little girl called Olive has a little kitten come to her window, so she takes it in and looks after it, becoming close to it. However, some days later she is sad when it goes missing. At the end of the book there is a section explaining how to look after your child when they are feeling sad and this is helpful. The illustrations of the book are bright and colourful, which children will love.
Many thanks to the author, publisher and netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I received an ARC of A Cat With No Name courtesy of #netgalley, Kochka and the publishers in an exchange for an honest review.
The book is pitched as a tool for parents to read to their children whilst developing their understanding of how their child might display feelings of sadness.
I took the book in a more basic form. It was a cute bedtime story about a little girl that temporarily cares for a cat. The pictures are simple and use a bland pallet so as not to distract from the text. The text is simple and easy for toddlers and above to understand.
I see young learners of 3-7 enjoying this book either to read or be read to them. I think the end is rather abrupt and non-descript so could have been tied-up better in order to complete the moral of the story. I rate it 4/5.
As many of my friends gave birth recently, I've been reading a lot of children's books and I realised that I love them dearly. This is one of those good books with adorable illustrations, a good lesson and loveable characters. I especially like the parts for parents and teachers. Good book!
Another beautiful story to teach childr n about sadness.
It follows a little girl called Olive who finds a kitten. She looks after the kitten for a week and they end up becoming good friends only for the kitten to then go missing. Olive is devastated but it turns out that the kitten has finally found its way home to its real owners.
So although Olive is sad, her dad shows her it's a good thing.
A really lovely story about a little girl who befriends a cat hoping to make it her pet and then feeling sadness when she discovers the cat has another home. It teaches children that it is ok to feel sad and to talk about those feelings. There are then tips for parents at the end of the story about how to deal with your child feeling sad which are so helpful!
This is a beautifully, simple story about a young girl who finds a cat and develops a bond with it. The cat goes missing and she deals with worry and sadness. When she finds out the cat has returned to its owner, the little girl is upset and disappointed. Although this story does not deal with emotions directly, it is a great prompt for adults to discuss sadness with children and to open up dialogue about what things might make us feel sad and how can we deal with this. The illustrations were gorgeous and I know my nursery children would think much enjoy this book.
Thank you to Quarto Group - words and pictures, Kochka and Netgalley for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.
This lovely story about Olive and the cat that eventually was found is so poignant. We are talking to our 5 year old at the minute about emotions, and how to express yourself through your emotions etc. This was a brilliant example of both joy and excitement (at the cat coming to into Olives home) and sadness (where the cat went back to its owner)
It depicts emotions without laying it on too heavy for tiny heads. Loved the story and illustrations. Would Recommend
This is a lovely story about sadness. A little girl called Olive has a little kitten come to her window, as it appears to have no owner she takes it in and looks after it, becoming attached to the kitten. However, eventually it’s goes missing and it’s clear it’s been reunited with its owner, Olive is sad and misses the kitten, wanting it for herself. This was a lovely story, teaching children about loss and also I loved the parents explaining to Olive, it was handled so well. There is a section at the end explaining how to look after your child when they are feeling sad and I loved this. Great illustrations, inviting story. Wonderful overall and a great help for parents and teachers
Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
This is a cutesy little book that talks about sadness in losing something precious, in this book a little kitten.
What's special in this book, not only the arts ( aww, it would instantly a hit to any cat lovers out there!) but at the back was the section where the author explains what parent needs to do to comfort their child when they are feeling sad, don't make light of their feeling and acknowledged their emotion.
What I can say is kids would love this book!
A very charming little story of a girl and a rescued kitten, with adorable illustrations. Will help children identify and name their emotions. The part I appreciated the most was the helpful notes at the end of parents on sadness. Very much in keeping with the times of positive parenting. I definitely will recommend it to my friends and family who are parents.
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