A crime fighting kitty? Not what you might expect at the Sensational Superhero Agency, but that’s exactly what kitty wants to do. She’s sick and tired of just answering the phones whilst Cheetah, Wildebeest, Lion, Elephant, Rhino and Bear are out in Big City chasing crooks and solving crimes.
One day a call comes in from Dr Fossil at the Big City Museum. Someone has stolen one of the bones from her new dinosaur exhibit. The one that was supposed to be revealed to the public tonight.
Kitty takes the call and decides that this time she’s not taking no for an answer. She heads out with the others to try to find the criminal behind the theft. On their way to the museum the others question whether or not Kitty can make it, but also show their own weaknesses by having to stop off en-route. Once they reach the museum Kitty shows that she very much has what it takes to be a Superhero in her own right. She is Superkitty!
It’s a lovely tale of believing in your own abilities to succeed at something and showing that you shouldn’t always judge someone else’s abilities by their external appearance alone.
This fast moving story is accompanied by some gorgeous illustrations that really help to bring it to life. A couple of the outdoor nighttime scenes may be a little dark to read in a dimly lit bedroom, but Master C enjoyed the excuse to put the “big light” on for that part of the story! He loved the story and it provoked some great conversation afterwards about how anyone can be a superhero even if they are a cute fluffy little kitten!
Superkitty by Hannah Whitty and Paula Bowles is published by Simon and Schuster on 21 February 2019. Hardback priced at £12.99 and paperback priced at £6.99. It is available to buy online here.
Disclaimer: We were sent a copy of Superkitty for the purposes of this review. All opinions remain my own. This post contains affiliate links.