Children’s Book Review: Lost Kitties Collector’s Guide and All-Star Readers

LOST KITTIES

Collector’s Guide

By: Maggie Fischer

Published: May 7, 2019

Publisher: SFI Readerlink Dist

Collector’s Guide

Hasbro has a line of collectible toys called Lost Kitties. They are quite popular with elementary-aged kids. These Lost Kitties all have funky names, bright colors, and personalities that fit their names. Kitties like Nap-kin, Meowzart, and pairs named Hush and Loudmouth are featured. Each Lost Kittie has a brief biography as well as has a listing of likes, dislikes, favorite snacks, hobbies, favorite toys, a motto, and a life dream. There are photos of each cat in its trademark pose or personality.

The Lost Kitties are separated in categories so it is easy to find your favorites and to check to see which Lost Kitties you have or still need to get.

I would expect that Lost Kittie fans will enjoy learning more about their favorite characters and be able to check to see how many are left to add to their collection. The book also includes a poster at the end of the book that can be pulled out. On one side is the phrase, “You have cat to be kitten me right now!” and on the other side is a photo of each Lost Kittie with a box to check if you have it in your collection.

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LOST KITTIES

Level 3 Squad Goals

#NOMZ

By: Maggie Fischer

Published: May 21, 2019

Publisher: SFI Readerlink Dist

Fiction

This is a Level 3 All-Star Reader, perfect for fans of the Hasbro Lost Kitties collectible toys. This book offers five stories featuring a specific Lost Kittie character that has a particular problem or situation to figure out. These books are written with first through third-grade-level reading in mind. Each story has about six pages and plenty of pictures among the paragraphs to keep early readers interested.

One story involved Chomp who likes his tacos spicy so he decides to make his own spicy pepper sauce. Sketch drinks the hot sauce by accident and Chomp has to help him overcome the hot and spicy pain in his mouth.

All the stories are silly and play up to that specific character’s personality trait. The only thing that bothered the teacher in me a bit was the spelling of some words and sentence structure. I get that it is part of the characterization, but I hate to see sentences like “Then iz french fry time.” or “I will try wiff all my brainz.” Most of the sentences in the book are correct, but typically when the Lost Kittie is talking is when the spelling and grammar are poor.

Fans of Lost Kitties will love reading these stories as well as reluctant readers who will likely find these fun to read.

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LOST KITTIES

Level 3 Squad Goals

#ADORBS

By: Maggie Fischer

Published: May 21, 2019

Publisher: SFI Readerlink Dist

Fiction

This is a Level 3 All-Star Reader, perfect for fans of the Hasbro Lost Kitties collectible toys. This book offers five stories featuring a specific Lost Kittie character that has a particular problem or situation to figure out. These books are written with first through third-grade-level reading in mind. Each story has about six pages and plenty of pictures among the paragraphs to keep early readers interested.

In “BonBon’s Baking Blunder”, BonBon is baking when Tummy Tum comes in and is very hungry. As soon as BonBon makes cookies or brownies, Tummy Tum eats them all until there is finally no more room in his tummy tum.

My main issue with these stories is that the spelling and sentence structure isn’t actually correct. In the above story, Tummy Tum says, “I atez them all. Oopz!” But, overall, the stories are engaging enough for kids and the pictures in between the simple paragraphs are great for early elementary-aged readers.

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Maggie Fischer is originally from Oregon but moved to San Diego, California, after receiving her B.A. in English from Gonzaga University. The daughter of a children’s librarian, Maggie has books in her blood and relishes the opportunity to write and edit books for kids. She spends her time forgetting to take advantage of the beach, pretending the neighbor’s cat is her own and listening to true crime podcasts that keep her up at night. 

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1 Comment

  1. bermudaonion (Kathy) on October 6, 2019 at 1:46 am

    Lost Kitties are new to me!

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