Meow Is Not a Cat -- Book Review & Giveaway


Disclosure: I was sent a digital copy of this book for this review. I am working with The Children's Book Review and Kelly Tills and will receive a small stipend for this honest review. All opinions are my own.

As a former teacher and someone who has volunteered and worked at my daughter's school, I know there is always that child that thinks outside the box and sees the world in a different way. The child does not want to do anything wrong and probably does not even think he or she is doing something wrong but drives the teacher crazy. Today's book is for all those kids out there and for the adults in their lives! The book is Meow Is Not a Cat by Kelly Tills and illustrated by Max Saladrigas. It is recommended for ages 4+. 

From the Publisher:

Meow Is Not a Cat | Written by Kelly Tills | Illustrated by Max Saladrigas

Ages 4+ | 44 Pages | Publisher: FDI Publishing LLC | ISBN-13: 9781736700488

Publisher’s Synopsis: Meow is definitely not a cat. Cats lick their butts. Follow along as this wild child’s unique way of following instructions ends up going a little bananas.

Meow Is Not Cat is a completely goofy story, guaranteed to make kids laugh. With a cynical cat, wild monkeys, butt jokes, and a banana cannon, even pre-readers will love shouting out their favorite parts as you read aloud. Nestled among the laughs is a lesson about how embracing a person’s different way of interpreting the world can lead to surprisingly good results —and bananas, lots of bananas.

About the Author:

Kelly Tills is the creator of her own uniquely shaped family. Kindness, neurodiversity, and potty humor are her jam. She writes silly stories for kids and believes even the smallest hat-tip, in the simplest of books, can teach our kids how to approach the world. Kelly’s children’s stories are perfect to read aloud to your little humans or to have your older kids read to you (hey, let them flex those new reading skills!). Either way, you’ll enjoy the giggles.

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From Me:

This book is fun. The main character is wearing a cat hat and is called Meow because of it. We do not know the gender of the character. Meow is the student who doesn't get standing in line and would rather dance. Meow is the student who can't sit still. Meow is the student who listens but doesn't think about the rules in the same way. What I love about this book besides the humor is that Meow solves a problem in a different way than most adults would. Meow's teacher realizes that Meow is listening to the rules and what she says but interprets it differently. There is good to seeing the world in a different way and we need to honor the people who do. I love this message!! Kids will love the book because it is fun and funny. Adults will appreciate the other messages that are there. This book is truly written for kids as well as their adults. 

Since the main character wears a cat hat, I thought it would be fun to do a cat head craft. I found an easy origami tutorial to follow (see the video below). I think younger kids will be able to make this craft. Here are two I made.

Origami Cat Head Tutorial:

Start with the wrong side/color up if you have are using paper that is double-sided.


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