Review! Slinky Steps Out by Meg Welch Dendler

12 Jul

slinkySlinky Steps Out
Series: Cats in the Mirror #4 (#1, #2, #3, Companion Book #1)
By Meg Welch Dendler
122 pages – ages 8+
Published by Serenity Mountain Publishing on March 22, 2016

Summary- In our world, all is not what it seems, especially when it comes to kitties! Did you know cats are actually space aliens living among us? Some realize their origin, while others just want ears scratched and tuna treats. Little do we humans realize there is a kitty command ship orbiting Earth watching some of the inhabitants…

Every family that has cats has always, at least once, had that one cat who would hide under the bed, and only come out for one person. Slinky is that type of cat. She is also one of those cats that know they are aliens. When her owner is leaving home for college, and decides to bring Slinky to the apartment that she’s renting. This will be a perfect opportunity to learn about this style of human living! That is, until a repairman comes while Slinky’s owner is away at school, and accidentally leaves the door open. Slinky gets scared and bolts outside… and it’s up to Kimba and the space cats to find and rescue her!

What I like about it- This was a good book. The book has a good deal of suspense and thrill. The writing is spot on for Dendler’s audience. I liked that it kept you reading and wondering what was going to happen next. The characters were believable, perhaps because the book is roughly based on real-life events in the author’s life (minus the alien cats… or not?). I think kids will like the books because they have probably noticed that cats act weird, and this book tells them why! 😉 I found that in this story, the plot was a lot simpler than her other books and although I enjoyed the writing and action, I felt it needed a little more “meat” to the plot. Kids will also probably like looking at the real photos in the book of the cats in the book. Overall – a nice addition to this series! I really like the series and cannot wait to read more from Ms. Dendler!

I give this book four out of five bookworms.fourbooks

7 Responses to “Review! Slinky Steps Out by Meg Welch Dendler”

  1. Sue Morris @ KidLitReviews July 12, 2016 at 10:34 am #

    Loved Kimba Saved the World. I love the way Meg Dendler writes and I love cats (have had 6), so I am sure I would love this continued series. Nice review, Erik (for a dog controlled person). 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • megdendler July 13, 2016 at 11:51 am #

      Thanks, Sue!!


    • ThisKidReviewsBooks July 17, 2016 at 5:42 pm #

      Hey! I am NOT controlled by a dog! I am an independent free-thinker, capable of leading my own life! How dare you think such a- What is it, Clyde? You want to go out?
      Excuse me, I’ve got to go take the dog out.


      • Sue Morris @ KidLitReviews July 18, 2016 at 2:50 pm #

        Clyde wants you to read to him. Then, you are to feed him and take him out. After that a bath, and then more reading–no, make that coloring. Then . . . not controlled by your dog, huh?! You can’t fool another pet parent. We are all controlled by our four legged family members.


      • ThisKidReviewsBooks July 20, 2016 at 10:04 pm #

        Stop speaking such untruths. Would you wait a minute before continuing this conversation? Clyde needs me to massage his feet.



  2. megdendler July 13, 2016 at 11:52 am #

    Thank you for the new review, Erik!


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