Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Book Review: The Case of the Tabloid Tattler by Perry Elisabeth Kirkpatrick

The Case of the Tabloid Tattler (The Kitten Files, #1)
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Age Appropriate For: All Ages
Best for Ages: 8 -18

Description: "I'm Mia. I know how to write. Why's that a big deal? Because... I'm a cat."
Someone is telling the tabloids about Ms. Thornblood's every move. Is it the housekeeper? the cook? the maid? the handyman? The detective hired to solve the case isn't sure. Things are looking pretty hopeless until Mia, his talented cat, offers to spend a week at Ms. Thornblood's as a spy.

“A brilliant tale that can be enjoyed by young and old alike.”

I was asked if I could read a story by Perry to check for any errors missed in the editing process. I agreed and thought it would be a sweet little story. I was not expecting to love it so much.

True, this book may be written for a younger audience than me (I am 23) but it is such a clever, well told tale that I am sure both young and old will enjoy it. I laughed my way through the story at the humor and sheer brilliance of this story. Did I mention I thought it was brilliant? Well it was.

I really felt as if I was reading something a cat wrote. The tone, the actions, everything about it felt very cat like. Our family has two cats and I could imagine them easily thinking and writing like this. The personality was so perfect.

They mystery was surprisingly well done for a short children’s story. It was clean and not scary in the least. It had some twists, turns and a conclusion that was…brilliant.

I highly recommend this story for all ages for who enjoy humor, clean fiction, and need a well written short story.

I received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are entirely my own.

1 comment:

  1. Aw! This looks like a great book! I love that it is about a cat. =)