Kimba the cat and her sister, Hiro, were kittens and near death when their soon-to-be-owners found them on the street. The owners brought them to their house and nursed them back to health. Now fully grown, Kimba has a great life with her owners. She has everything she needs: food, toys, and a loving family. She thinks she has it all, but there is a nagging feeling that she should be free! When a weird cat from outer space named Regalus contacts Kimba through the bathroom mirror, Kimba is given a mission – to spy on her owners! Kimba accepts and doesn’t think much of it. Soon Kimba learns her true identity and the plot of the cats she agreed to help. The cats from another planet plan to take over Earth via FACEBOOK!!!
This was a fun book. The story was simple and straightforward, but a good read. It also proves my greatest fear – cats are EVIL (yes, Cupcake, you were right!) – just kidding cats are cute (well, not mountain lions. Those are scary. *shiver*). 🙂 The story is written very well and is appropriate for all ages. Ms. Dendler does a great job of getting the reader into the cat’s minds. The book has a great plot idea, but no twists or subplots so it was a bit predictable in places. Kimba was a good main character. She was a curious cat, but, fortunately, it didn’t kill her. 😉 There are some black and white photos, but only of Kimba, Hiro, and Daddy (the male owner) and another cat in the book. I would’ve liked to have seen Regalus the space cat though. I don’t think you have to be a cat lover to enjoy this story. It is a fun read that anyone can get into. Just remember – don’t let your cat get on Facebook – bad things happen…
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Categories: Age 6-9