Kid’s Book Review: The Firefighter’s Kitten

Kid’s Book Review: The Firefighter’s Kitten

About the Book, Author and Illustrator

From Holly Webb is a short story that will appeal to animal-lovers and is just the right length for early readers to enjoy reading independently. The book also includes black and white illustrations by Sophy Williams. This is lovely series is published by Little Tiger Press.

When Lola’s mum gets a job at a fire station in a different town, it means moving away from all her friends. Lola is proud of her mum, but she’s really worried about starting a new school. There is one good thing, though – her parents have promised that they can think about getting a cat!

Then one day Lola and her new neighbour Noah spot a kitten high up in a tree. It looks scared and soggy from the rain. A worried crowd forms and the fire brigade are called – including Lola’s mum. Can they rescue the stray kitten and help find him a new home?

Holly Webb author photo

Holly Webb is one of Britain’s best-loved children’s writers. She has written over a hundred books for children and her work has been translated into over thirty languages.

Sophy Williams is an award-winning illustrator who has worked with many prestigious authors, including Philip Pullman, Geraldine McCaughrean and Adèle Geras.

Book Review

As I read the story I could imagine holding and cuddling the kitten and it was nice to have an idea of what he was thinking

Firstly, I would recommend this book to animal lovers because, not only is it a fantastic story, it also has some fun facts about kittens.

I loved how Holly Webb wrote each chapter a different way, for example, in one chapter it was written from what the kitten was thinking, in another it was from Lola’s thoughts and others were what was happening in the story overall.

My favourite character was the kitten because as I read the story I could imagine holding and cuddling him and it was nice to have an idea of what he was thinking.

I thought the illustrations by Sophy Williams were very realistic and they helped me to imagine what the characters would look like in our world.

Finally, I found Holly Webb’s writing exciting and I couldn’t wait at the end of each chapter to move on to the next one.

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Reviewer Profile

  • Name: Laila
  • Age: 7 years
  • Likes: Musical theatre, cheese and family holidays
  • Dislikes: Unfairness and littering
  • Favourite Book: The Christmasaurus and The Naughty List by Tom Fletcher
  • Favourite Song: Revolting Children from Matilda the Musical
  • Favourite Film: We Can Be Heroes