Book Blog Tour! Why Kimba Saved the World by Meg Welch Dendler

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!!!

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By: Meg Welch Dendler
194 pages – ages 7+
Published by: CreateSpace on February 5, 2013

Why Kimba Saved the World by Meg Welch Dendler - Our Review

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…

I give “Why Kimba Saved the World” four out of 5 bookworms.fourbooks

For an adult’s opinion, go see what Sue Morris of Kid Lit Reviews thinks of it HERE!

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33 Responses to “Book Blog Tour! Why Kimba Saved the World by Meg Welch Dendler”

Genevieve Petrillo November 26, 2013 at 3:39 pm #
Now you see what I’m talking about, E. Cats! Yikes! And now I’ll be afraid of the bathroom mirror, too! GAH!

Love and licks,


thiskidreviewsbooks November 27, 2013 at 10:25 am #
GAH! indeed. 


Catherine Johnson November 26, 2013 at 3:54 pm #
Sounds fab, Erik!


thiskidreviewsbooks November 27, 2013 at 10:26 am #
It is fab! It also is a fad! Don’t be mad. Aren’t you glad? It isn’t that bad… 


Patricia Tilton November 26, 2013 at 8:56 pm #
Cat lovers will love this story. Sounds like a fun book. Love the cover and the story.


thiskidreviewsbooks November 27, 2013 at 10:27 am #
Cat lovers – and cat haters! 


Darlene November 26, 2013 at 9:06 pm #
I love the name Kimba for a cat. Now I will never trust Monkey (My cat) near the computer. I always thought she was up to something! Cute idea for a book.


thiskidreviewsbooks November 27, 2013 at 10:27 am #
Kimba is a good name. For a cat. 


readingwithrhythm November 26, 2013 at 10:52 pm #
Our cat is the Queen of the Bathroom. She sometimes sleeps in the sink. I think she may be using the mirror quite often. I don’t think she’s discovered Facebook thought because we don’t have a computer in the bathroom. Maybe I should read this book and see if I can learn more. hmmmm.


thiskidreviewsbooks November 27, 2013 at 10:29 am #
Good idea Rhythm! Read the book! Be prepared, BE PREPARED!


[email protected]’s Blog November 26, 2013 at 10:57 pm #
I am sure this will be a big hit with cat lovers everywhere.  Sounds fun!


thiskidreviewsbooks November 27, 2013 at 10:29 am #
It is a fun book! 


writersideup November 27, 2013 at 12:17 am #
I’ve long been suspicious of CATS! Ever since they danced on Broadway. That’s just not natural 


thiskidreviewsbooks November 27, 2013 at 10:31 am #
*shiver* ugh. I know what you mean. Were they wearing tutus? *shiver shiver shiver* 


writersideup November 28, 2013 at 2:06 am #
Nah, no tutus  The costuming was actually really nice, especially the face make up (that was amazing), but I only liked one or two songs, and the entire show was dancing and when a whole dance troupe jumps around on a wooden stage, you hear a LOT of thumping.

I really couldn’t stand it. Believe it or not, what I enjoyed most was the way the theater was decorated—to look like a trashed up alley 

thiskidreviewsbooks November 29, 2013 at 4:09 pm #
I would enjoy that too – a dignified, fancy theatre turned into a wrecked, creepy alley. Talk about Classy to Trashy! 

writersideup November 29, 2013 at 10:04 pm #
Well—it was clean trash  And only on the walls 

thiskidreviewsbooks December 3, 2013 at 4:58 pm #*heeheehee*

KidLitReviews November 27, 2013 at 12:22 am #
Erik, your humor is getting so much better. I love the curious cat not killed. And thanks for the shout out and the link. Now just get your people to visit and I’ll be a happy cat lover. 

I had a cat that also liked to sit in the bathroom sink. Hm. I wonder if cats acting like they don’t recognize anything in the mirror is a decoy.

I do agree, Facebook is not a place for your pet. Not even dogs. Great review. Love your writing.


thiskidreviewsbooks November 27, 2013 at 10:33 am #
Thank you Ms. “Blogger owned by 2 adorably pushy kitty cats” – Are you a traitor to the human race?! 


KidLitReviews November 27, 2013 at 3:42 pm #
Okay, you got me. This is why I do dog rescue – to keep them out of the way so the cats can get things done. And it won’t be long now, so go get a cat if you want to survive! Mwhaaaamwhaaa! 

thiskidreviewsbooks November 29, 2013 at 4:05 pm #
What in the world is “Mwhaaaamwhaaa” – someone playing a weird note on a trumpet? I might get a cat… or put a sign outside our door that says “We are cat lovers but allergic” so HA! 

KidLitReviews November 30, 2013 at 3:16 am #
You are making fun of my evil guy laugh. Not a good idea, my young friend. I may have a lisp or stutter or whatever messes up my evil laugh, but it is evil just the same. Dont you see the evil little man? Mwahahahahaha

writersideup November 30, 2013 at 11:58 am #
(I enjoy you two so much lol)

thiskidreviewsbooks December 3, 2013 at 5:09 pm #
Is that good or bad? 

writersideup December 4, 2013 at 12:17 am #
It’s GOOD, Erik  ANYthing that makes me smile is a GOOD thing 

thiskidreviewsbooks December 5, 2013 at 7:05 am #

thiskidreviewsbooks December 3, 2013 at 5:07 pm #
You sounded more like a wounded duck playing a trumpet. WahnwahnWAHNNNnnn… What evil guy? 

KidLitReviews November 30, 2013 at 12:32 pm #
Why, thank you “writersideup” we try to have the sunny side up. Well, I do. I am not sure about my “little” friend. He cannot recognize thee evil laugh he, himself began. Such a short memory. Mwhahahahahahah 

thiskidreviewsbooks December 3, 2013 at 5:14 pm #
Ugh. I hate Sunny-Side-Up eggs.  I didn’t forget my laugh. You just don’t laugh right. If you brings lisps into the part too, well, I can thtop that nonthenthe wite away, young mithy.  MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! 

Myra GB January 9, 2014 at 7:50 pm #
Not much of a cat person, but I can understand the appeal. This looks like a cute story, Erik. Thanks for sharing it.


thiskidreviewsbooks January 11, 2014 at 11:47 am #
I am a dog person, but I have nothing against cats in general, unlike my dad. I have run into grumpier-than-normal cats and nice cats, same with dogs. 

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