Jasmine Tritten has written a wonderful story for children in her book Kato's Grand Adventure. The story is about a cat, Kato, who is adopted by a nice family. The day before the family adopted Kato, his sister disappeared from the home in which they were staying while awaiting adoption. Kato is happy with his new home and family, but knows he must leave and search for his sister. In setting forth the trials and adventures Kato experiences in his attempt to find his sister and then return to the safety of his new home, the author spins an interesting tale for any child who likes to read or be read to. The use of a variety of animals to befriend Kato and help him during his adventure adds depth to the story. I recommend this book for all children.
Review by Bob Doerr (January 2019)
An adventure story written from the perspective of lost kitten. Kato is the cutest little gray/black striped young male cat with white paws and a rusty colored nose. He sets out to look for his missing sister. In the process he gets lost in the woods by a rushing stream. With the help of a rabbit, then an owl, and finally a coyote he overcomes many obstacles on his journey. Assisted by newfound friends, Kato is reunited with his sister and arrives safely at home. Kato’s Grand Adventure is a perfect to be read-aloud to children and grandchildren at an early age. It can then be a first chapter book for anyone with a 4th or 5th grade reading level. Original illustrations by the author.
ISBN/ASIN: 978-1722769222; B07FRNLSCQ
Book Format(s): Soft cover, Kindle
Review Genre: Children & Young Adult—Chapter Book
Number of Pages: 60