Itty Bitty Kitty by Joan Holub {Review}

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Itty Bitty Kitty by Joan Holub {Review}Itty Bitty Kitty by Joan Holub
Series: Itty Bitty Kitty

Illustrator: James Burks
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ISBN: 0062322192
Genres: Juvenile Fiction, Animals
Published by HarperCollins on May 19th 2015
Pages: 32
Format: ARC
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Ava wants a pet, but Mom and Dad say she's too little. So when she finds a kitty, Ava decides to name him Itty Bitty and keep him a secret. There's just one tiny problem: Itty Bitty starts growing and growing and growing . . . until he's neither itty nor bitty! Kids will laugh and cheer along as Ava and Itty Bitty try to keep Mom and Dad from discovering their not-so-little secret!
From New York Times bestselling author Joan Holub and award-winning illustrator James Burks comes this unlikely friendship story with enormous heart! Featuring lively, bouncy text and bold, colorful artwork, this picture book is purr-fect for pet lovers and their parents alike.

The first I notice is on the cover, that is indeed NOT an itty bitty kitty… Secondly, Joan Holub, I love Joan Holub!  There is a plethora of rhymes in these pages and the story is poetic in style. Itty Bitty is a kitty on nearly a ‘Clifford’ scale. Ava’s parents are in a no-mood to the idea of a new kitty addition, however, she just might be a hero.

I love Holub’s books and the illsutrations of James Burks are creative and colorful. I love the idea of a ‘giant’ Itty Bitty Kitty, but the premise of an escapee baby makes this mama cringe. I’m also not a fan of the suggestion to my little people to hid a little kitty. — but then maybe I take picture books too seriously.

Coming in March 2016!

Itty Bitty Kitty by Joan Holub {Review}Itty Bitty Kitty and the Rainy Play Day by Joan Holub
Illustrator: James Burks
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ISBN: 0062322206
Genres: Juvenile Fiction, Animals, Humorous Stories
Published by HarperCollins on March 29th 2016
Pages: 32
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It's a drippy-droppy, plippy-ploppy, rainy, gray, can't-play-outside day—which means that Ava and Itty Bitty Kitty are stuck inside! When Ava and her giant cat run out of things to do, they invent their own games and have a rainy play day that is absolutely purr-fect.
With funny, bouncy text and lively illustrations, Ava and Itty Bitty Kitty's indoor adventures will remind readers of the fun that a rainy day can bring!

About Joan Holub

Joan Holub

Joan Holub is the New York Times bestselling author of Mighty Dads. She is also author and/or illustrator of over 130 books for children, including author of the picture books Little Red Writing and Zero the Hero, and co-author of the bestselling Goddess Girls and Grimmtastic Girls chapter book series. She and her family live in North Carolina with their cats, Scout and Boo. You can visit her online at

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