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Thursday, 30 September 2021

Review: Itty-Bitty Kitty Corn

Everyone has dreams of being something more than we are . . . having aspirations gives us a goal to strive towards and Kitty is no different.

Kitty is a very cute pink fluffy cat who thinks she is a unicorn. Despite what her friends, Parakeet and Gecko say about the flaws in her thinking. Kitty is purrfectly convinced she is definitely unicorn-y.

From the horn on the top of her head to practicing her galloping to fluffing up her tail. Kitty just wants to be seen, not ignored.

Kitty aspires to be different and to be someone – unicorns fit that description and Kitty manages to pull it off.

That is until she meets a real unicorn who neighs magnificently, is majestically tall and clop clops in time. Kitty suffers a loss of confidence and soon feels like she is no one special.

These emotions are what many of us experience in life and this unicorn is no different, they also feel just as inferior as Kitty does.

Can they find common ground and acceptance of each other? Maybe together they might discover they are both unique in their own way.

This beautifully charming and colourfully illustrated book by Shannon Hale and Leuyen Pham delivers a story of discovering one’s true worth. It highlights the struggle to find acceptance and identity and that we should not rely on others to make us feel truly wanted and noticed.

Title: Itty-Bitty Kitty CornAuthor: Shannon Hale
Illustrator: Leuyen Pham
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers, $27.99
Publication Date: 23 February 2021
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781419750915
For Ages: 4+
Type: Picture Books