Miss Meow by Jane Smith

Miss Meow by Jane Smith, West Margin Press, 2021. 9781513289458

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5

Format: Hardcover picture book

What did you like about the book?  A little girl is always dressed as a cat.  She has a cat costume that has ears and whiskers and a tail.  She chases an electric mouse.  She hates baths, licking herself instead. She purrs when she cuddles.  She naps in the sunshine.  She eats from a bowl on the floor.  She hisses when her little brother pulls her tail.  One day she discovers her toy mouse is broken!  Naturally she blames her brother Felix.  She scratches and howls in anger.  Then..”Whoosh! Quick as a lightning flash, the stray cat streaks out the door.  That mouse-destroying, snack-spilling, bed-ruining bugaboo, thinks Miss Meow.”  Miss Meow chases the intruder all over the house – in true cat fashion until it is tired out.  Illustrations are full of action, emotion and color.  The family is White and the best illustration is Mom, Miss Meow, Felix and the stray-no-more kitty all together.

Anything you did not like about the book?  No.

To whom would you recommend this book?  For children who like cats.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries and nursery schools

Where would you shelve it?  Picture books

Should we (librarians) put this on the top of our “to read” piles?  No.

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City: Katrina Yurenka, Retired Librarian, Contributor, Youth Services Book Review

Date of Review: February 4, 2022

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