Vacation Hiro by Meg Welch Dendler

25 May

vacation hiroVacation Hiro
Cats in the Mirror Series
by Meg Welch Dendler
250 pages – ages 8+
Published by Serenity Mountain Publishing on November 9, 2013

Summary- Hiro and her sister Kimba thought that their ordeal with the cats in the mirror was over after they refused to help them take over the world (in book 1 of the series “Why Kimba Saved the World” cats from outer space try to recruit the kitty sisters in a plot to take over the world by talking to them through mirrors – see my review HERE). When the sisters’ human parents go on vacation, Hiro makes the mistake of talking to the cats in the mirror again, but this time it’s different. The space cats reveal the sisters are not just ordinary cats and they have a destiny to fulfill. Hiro loves her human family but she is curious about who she really is and Kimba is ready to go on an adventure. The sisters find themselves having to make some big decisions about who and what they really are.

What I Thought- Add this one to your summer reading list! In the second book of the Cats in the Mirror series, Ms. Dendler takes us back into the minds of our pet kitties. I bet a lot of people often think about what their pets are really thinking. Ms. Dendler brings the reader up to speed in this book, so you don’t have to read the first book to know what’s going on (but you should, because it’s a fun book). Vacation Hiro is a fun adventure about what two seemingly regular Earth cats really are. Who knew there is an advanced society of space cats?!? Ms. Dendler’s writing style is very kid-friendly and her story is great for kids of all ages. I think young advanced readers will especially enjoy the book. Vacation Hiro is a unique and imaginative story that gets the reader’s attention. I’m looking forward to reading what these kitty sisters do next!

I give “Vacation Hiro” 4 out of 5 bookworms.fourbooks

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35 Responses to “Vacation Hiro by Meg Welch Dendler”

  1. Sherrie Petersen Books May 25, 2014 at 12:59 pm #

    I wouldn’t be surprised to find an advanced race of space kitties. Cats already are far superior creatures to dogs 🙂 This sounds like a fun series!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks May 27, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

      Uh-oh I have a couple of dogs who follow my blog and hey are scared of kitties… hmm does that make them Scaredy cats?!? 😉


  2. readingwithrhythm May 25, 2014 at 11:28 pm #

    The idea of space kitties is quite frightening.


    • thiskidreviewsbooks May 27, 2014 at 4:22 pm #

      Hurry! Go back to read my review of Cave Planet with the advanced race of space doggies Rhythm! 😉


  3. Stephanie@Fairday's Blog May 26, 2014 at 12:09 am #

    This sounds fun! I haven’t started this series- but it is definitely on my list. 😉 Loved this review!


  4. stanleyandkatrina May 26, 2014 at 8:14 am #

    Her series is on our TBR list :0)


  5. writersideup May 26, 2014 at 8:24 am #

    Sounds like another cute, unusual book, Erik 🙂 Thanks for the excellent review!


  6. Michelle Isenhoff May 26, 2014 at 11:22 am #

    Hmmm…I have one little boy who happens to love kitties. I think we have a summer reading book!


  7. LovableLobo May 27, 2014 at 12:34 pm #

    Nice review, SuperKid! I have this downloaded on my Kindle and look forward to reading it.


  8. Jilanne Hoffmann May 27, 2014 at 3:49 pm #

    My son loves cats and has reread the Warriors series a couple of times. He also loves Animal Ark and Vet Volunteer series, so he may just enjoy this. I’ll let him know. Thanks!


    • thiskidreviewsbooks May 27, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

      Thank you Ms. Hoffmann! 🙂


    • heylookawriterfellow May 27, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

      Cats. Harumph!


      • Jilanne Hoffmann May 27, 2014 at 5:45 pm #



      • writersideup May 27, 2014 at 7:01 pm #

        lol, Mike, it’s a good thing you said that on Erik’s blog and not Sue’s! 😉


      • thiskidreviewsbooks May 28, 2014 at 6:22 am #

        Look out! The cat people are out to get you!


      • heylookawriterfellow May 28, 2014 at 8:47 am #

        I am training my capybara army as we speak.


      • thiskidreviewsbooks May 29, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

        Here’s a trivia note. I saw in the Time for Kids 2012 Almanac that they had a capybara labeled as a groundhog. We wrote them to point out they’re mixing their rodents up… they never got back to us… Just wondering, how hard is it to train capybara for warfare?


      • heylookawriterfellow May 30, 2014 at 8:40 am #

        Well done on your Time for Kids Almanac note. An international news organization should do a better job in their fact checking — especially if they are educating kids. Here’s hoping they corrected it in the 2014 edition.

        Capybaras are not natural warriors, I’m afraid. They are a sleepy, genial, peace-loving race. But even if they can’t help me take over the world, they are always nice to have around for the occasional cuddle. So no complaints.


      • thiskidreviewsbooks June 2, 2014 at 6:13 am #

        “not natural warriors, I’m afraid. They are a sleepy, genial, peace-loving race” – sounds like my dog Clyde 😉


      • heylookawriterfellow June 2, 2014 at 8:48 am #

        Capys have been known to raise parentless puppies. No joke!


      • thiskidreviewsbooks June 6, 2014 at 5:44 pm #

        Interesting. 🙂


      • writersideup June 2, 2014 at 10:37 am #

        Erik, every time you mention Clyde, I think of Claude the dog and Mr. Bobblysock. Clyde doesn’t have a pal hanging around, does he? Say Sir Underpants or something? 😉


      • thiskidreviewsbooks June 6, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

        Nope! Just me! Wait. What? 😉


      • writersideup June 6, 2014 at 6:06 pm #

        OK, Erik, you’ve blown your cover! Sir Zorvlac (is that it?!) Underpants! Superhero villains ARE known to wear their underpants—on the outside! Muwahahahahaaaaa… 😉


      • thiskidreviewsbooks June 7, 2014 at 9:16 am #

        *mutter mutter…* 😉


  9. Myra GB June 9, 2014 at 11:08 am #

    I have a lot of cat-lover friends who would swoon over the book cover. 🙂 And earth cats and space cats… hmmm.. interesting.



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