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Chapter Book of the Month: Cuddle The Magic Kitten - Magical Friends

Cuddle The Magic Kitten - Magical Friends is the first story in a new series of early chapter books written by Hayley Daze, the pen name of Jane Clarke, author of the bestselling Dinosaur Cove books. We were kindly sent a copy of this book for review consideration by the publisher, Willow Tree Books. Read on to find out how this book supports newly independent readers and why we have chosen it as our Chapter Book of the Month for May.

Mini Reviewer, Izzie (6) is still finding her feet when it comes to reading independently. This book has been ideal for her, with its relatively large, clear font, short chapters and line art illustrations, it is specifically designed to aid comprehension and keep young readers engaged throughout.

The story itself is full of mystery and adventure. It features two friends, Olivia and Grace and their encounter with a magical kitten called Cuddle. Cuddle's magic works almost as soon as she meets the two girls...

Just give her a cuddle,
then everything spins;
A twitch of her whiskers,
and magic begins!
So if you see a sunbeam,
and hear Cuddle's bell.
You can join in the
adventures as well! 

This adventure takes the trio to Ancient Egypt where they have to find the Pharaoh's special cat, Cleo. 

Here is what Mini Reviewer, Izzie, had to say about the story: 
There was a tower of boxes and on the top of the tower a magical kitten appeared. She spun around Olivia and Grace's feet and then they went to Ancient Egypt. They met a girl called Beset and had an adventure. They had to find the Pharaoh's lost cat. Then they returned home and the magical kitten disappeared and they wondered if they would see her again. 
I liked this story because I quite like cats. It was a magical story and I learned some things about Ancient Egypt. I found out about Hieroglyphs and I liked seeing how Beset, the Egyptian girl, was dressed in the pictures. I would now like to read the next Cuddle story (Cuddle The Magic Kitten - Superstar Dreams).

So it looks like we will be going on another adventure with Cuddle very soon!
Both Cuddle stories are available now. You will find lots more first chapter book recommendations in our Amazon Store (affiliate link).

Until next time... HAPPY READING!
Kate & the Mini Reviewers xx

Disclaimer: We were sent a copy of this book for review consideration. Our opinions are as always our own. This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. You can find out more about what this means here.

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