Title: The Lost Kitten
Author: Katherine Cox
Copyright Date: 2015
Reader Brand: N/A
Level: Level 2
Series: Katie Fry, Private Eye (upcoming: The Missing Fox)
Katie Fry has solved all the mysteries in her house and is looking for her new task. When she opens a booth to solve mysteries, a lost kitten is in the park. Can Katie help the kitten — Sherlock — find his home?
I am so pleased with this new series! Katie is such a dynamic character. My favorite line in the book was Katie’s introduction: “This is Katie. Katie is little, but has a big brain.” (I’m trying not to be biased that I am also a Katie and also little at only 5’3″.)
The illustrations by Vanessa Brantley-Newton pop off the page and really give the series life. I feel that the text is the text of an upper-level reader with multiple chapters and harder vocabulary. But the text is well-supported by illustrations for those working up.
My only issue is that the text is smaller than most beginning readers and is almost italicized. I wish the publishers had kept the text more simplistic which is easier for beginning readers.
Give this series to fans of mysteries and readers looking for a little girl power.