Friday, June 5, 2020

Bedtime Story: Alya and the Three Cats by Amina Hachimi Alaoui & Illustrated by Maya Fidawi

Read for: Children's Books/ Netgalley/ Requested Review

Synopsis: "The arrival of a new baby seen by three adorable cats.

Maryam and Sami have three cats: Pasha the black angora cat―proud as a pasha really!―Minouche the grey tabby cat found in the street and Amir the playful Siamese. One day Maryam’s belly starts to get bigger and something starts to stir in it. Maryam disappears for a few days and comes back home with something that screams and demands a lot of attention. Their three cats are very confused. What’s going on?"

My Review: This is a very cute book about the changes in cats lives when a new baby is added to the family. I like how we got to know each of the cats before the story moved forward, they are each individuals and have their own stories and personalities. I loved the illustration style of the book too. While the book focuses on there being enough love in the family for the baby and 3 cats, this book could be used to introduce the idea to a child who will be getting a sibling, that there will be enough love for them still as well. This book does a great job of being soothing and caring while changes are coming.

My Rating: This is a beautifully done book, I didn't realize until after the fact that it was a translated book as well, the translation was so well done.  I think this book is a great book for bedtime, it is so soothing and has a great message.  I give it a rating of Four Paws!

 I received a complimentary copy of this book via Netgalley, the above is my honest review and opinion.

You can find out more about this book and  Amina Hachimi Alaoui on her Goodreads page.

Alya and the Three Cats is scheduled to be released June 16th but you can pre-order your print copy now from Amazon or Barnes & Noble or request it at your local bookstore or library. 

Good Night! Sweet Dreams!

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