Saturday, December 1, 2012

Kiwi in Cat City written by Vickie Johnstone, illustrated by Nikki McBroom ~ Big Giveaway

The Illustrations inside the Kiwi books are 
by the talented Nikki McBroom
Suddenly, the cat’s ears pricked up and she stopped with a jump. Caught unawares, the little black cat turned around, her yellow eyes wide and enquiring. “Are you two following me?”
Amy and James stopped dead in their tracks. James sat down on the grass with a bump, his mouth wide open. Amy wanted to say something, but she couldn’t speak.

Kiwi in Cat City

Amy and James live in a house with their parents and their little black cat, Kiwi. One dark night, Amy cannot sleep and she looks out of the window into the garden to see Kiwi transfixed by the moon, which has taken on a weird, glowing shape like a cat's claw. Waking her brother, Amy suggests they follow Kiwi that night to see where she goes... whether it involves a hunt for mice or something else. Little do they know that, with a flick of her tail, Kiwi is going to lead them on the adventure of their lives to a land they never knew existed in their wildest dreams. In the blue-lit world of Cat City, they gain an understanding of what it's really like to be a cat. There they get to help Inspector Furrball solve the mystery of the missing catizens and find out what happened to Madame Purrfect.

Read Excerpts here

About Author

Hi, I live in London, UK, and I’m a freelance editor. I've published 3 books of poetry: Kaleidoscope, Life’s Rhythms, and Travelling Light. My novels include: 4 books in the Kiwi Series for kids; 3 Heads & a Tail, and Day of the Living Pizza. Besides books, I love art, travelling, nature, the sea, gigs, dancing like an eejit, rock music, films, fluffies and tarot. Sleeping should be an Olympic sport.


My Thoughts of Kiwi in Cat City

Late one night Amy woke up and saw her cat Kiwi sneak out of the house through her window. She decided she was going to follow Kiwi just to find out what the cat was up to while the family was sleeping. Amy's little brother James awoke and wanted to know what was going on.  When she told him he jumped out of bed ready to spy on Kiwi.  It was a little, maybe a lot scary wondering around in the dark outside.  As they ran through a field Kiwi turned around and asked them if they were following her. After they got over their shock Kiwi asked if they wanted to come along with her.  Both of the children decided they wouldn't miss this for anything.  Then she told them to repeat some magic words and motions to make and shazam! Amy and James turned into kittens. Yep, with tails, fur and walking on four legs.  Kiwi told the kids/kittens they were going to Cat City and not to let the catizens know they were humans.

What in the cat world was going on?  What was Cat City and catizens?
Well they are soon to find out.  They are about begin the greatest adventure of their lives. 

This author has quite a vivid imagination.  Turning children into kittens not to mention that their pet cat can speak several human languages.  Vickie's talent for writing is impressive in that it kept this sixty-two year old grandma entertained through the entire book.  You will find adventure, intrigue, mystery, kidnapping and cat police to the rescue. 

The illustrations in the book depict the story which appears to be watercolors in soft colors.  The images  make you want to pickup  the children and the cat up and give them a big hug.  They are just too cute!

The author has several other books in this series and more to come.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

I received a free copy of this book from the Vickie Johnstone for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion

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Kiwi in Cat City, # 1 
Kiwi and the Missing Magic, #2
 Kiwi and the Living Nightmare #3

Plus Grand Prize of a paperback copy of Kiwi in Cat City.

giveaway will be from DEC. 1- 5, 2012

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In the second book of the Kiwi series, James and Amy embark on another adventure with their little black cat, which will take them to the Land of Giant Mice. The children return to Cat City to help their friends from the first book and meet some new characters along the way, including the Worry Bee, Whiskers and Moggie. The catizens' home is at risk of invasion and some of the Magic has gone missing. Can James and Amy help Kiwi save the day? More importantly, will James' pet hamster find his true calling in life? 

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Kiwi and the Living Nightmare

In book three of the Kiwi Series, Amy, James and Kiwi embark on their spookiest adventure yet - on Halloween. What begins with an eerie dream about a three-legged cat will take the budding detectives on a quest to find an old house in the middle of the woods, meeting some familiar characters and some perky squirrels along the way. Little do they know that there awaits an angry, restless presence that will do anything to stop them leaving. 

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