Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn (Kitty-Corn #1)

by Shannon Hale (Author) Leuyen Pham (Illustrator)

Itty-Bitty Kitty-Corn (Kitty-Corn #1)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Kitty-Corn

From bestselling superstar duo Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham comes a delightful kitty and unicorn story that celebrates the magic of friendship--and being exactly who you want to be!

Kitty thinks she might be a unicorn. She feels so perfectly unicorn-y! "Neigh!" says Kitty. But when Unicorn clop clop clops over, sweeping his magnificent tail and neighing a mighty neigh, Kitty feels no bigger than a ball of lint. Can this unlikely pair embrace who they are, and truly see one another?

In their first picture book together, the magical, bestselling team of Shannon Hale and LeUyen Pham put their horns together for the most heart-bursting, tail-twitching, fuzzy-feeling, perfectly unicorn-y story imaginable.

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Publishers Weekly

Starred Review

This picture book by collaborators Hale and Pham (Real Friends, the Princess in Black series) unfolds on a field of bright white space, a wide-open world tailor-made for a cast of vivid and strong personalities, all rendered in can't-miss colors. Accordingly, a pink puffball kitten who feels "so perfectly unicorn-y" ties a paper horn to her head, where it points "up, up, up to the sky." Looking in the mirror, she sees a marvelous horned steed with a luxuriant purple mane. But two household naysayers--a bright green parakeet and an orange gecko--insist that their reality is immutable. "You're never going to be a unicorn, funny-foo," says Parakeet. "You meow in your sleep, miffy-mew," adds Gecko. Then a unicorn appears, confides to Kitty that he admires her "fuzzy ears and silver whiskers," and, donning a pink cat-ear headband, declares himself a "kitty-corn," too. What ostensibly starts out as an almost criminally cute tale of pretend play transforms into something much more: a celebration of claiming and naming one's identity and having it affirmed by others--even if it's a community of two. "I knew that another kitty-corn like you would see," says the unicorn. "Yes," says Kitty, "I see you." Ages 4-8. Author's agent: Jodi Reamer, Writers House. Illustrator's agent: Holly McGhee, Pippin Properties. (Mar.)

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Review quotes

A must read!!!

Shannon Hale
Shannon y Dean Hale conforman el equipo de esposos-escritores autores de las novelas gráficas La venganza de Rapunzel y Calamity Jack, ambas ilustradas por Nathan Hale. Además, Shannon Hale es también autora de la novela Academia de princesas, ganadora del premio Newberry Honor y de la serie «Ever After High», superventas de The New York Times. Sobre este libro, los autores dicen: «A veces nuestras hijas se visten de princesas y les gusta jugar a tomar el té, y otras se ponen capas y luchan contra los monstruos. ¡Queríamos crear un personaje que también hiciera las dos cosas!». Shannon y Dean Hale viven en Salt Lake City, Utah, con sus cuatro hijos.
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Guided Reading Level
Harry N. Abrams
Publication date
March 20, 2021
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV002050 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Cats
JUV002270 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dragons, Unicorns & Mythical
Library of Congress categories

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