Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue
Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue opens with the wonderful lines: ‘Don’t let fear hold you back. You’re braver than you think.’ It sets a brilliant tone for this enchanting book about a superhero-in-training with special feline powers. This is the first book of a six-part series that focuses on friendship, bravery and loyalty.
There is so much scope for discussion and deliberation within the text. Kitty aspires to be a superhero, just like her superhero mum – but, as for any superhero, there is quite a lot to learn! This book follows all of Kitty’s adventures, most of which take place on rooftops alongside her cat crew. The light of the moon plays a role in this text and is illustrated beautifully by Jenny Løvlie.
The key theme throughout is bravery and how you must be courageous to achieve your greatest desires. It particularly celebrates strong and inspirational female characters. Many young readers will make their own personal connections to the story by choosing their favourite personalities in Kitty’s famous ‘Cat Crew’. This book is a great choice for newly confident readers.
The text is accompanied by beautiful illustrations set against various coloured backgrounds that allow the pictures to pop and add to the magical connotations of the text. The illustrations also keenly aid comprehension for the young reader. The partnership of Løvlie and Harrison has created a book full of magic, bravery and adventure.