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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
The little kitten was sad and lonely. He sat quivering on the curb, trying to find the scent of his mother, brothers, and sister. He sensed footsteps coming near him and heard voices. His mother, brothers, and sister ran away when they heard footsteps. The footsteps were getting closer and he knew he had to get away. He jumped off the curb and ran, and he could hear the footsteps and voices following him. Finally the tiny little kitten stopped and he could hear footfalls. Two warm hands gathered him and held him close, and they took him inside. When they cleaned his eyes, they saw that he had no eyes. They took him to the vet who confirmed that the little kitten was blind, and he said he knew a girl who worked in his office who already had two rescue cats. Would the little kitten like his new home?
Pepito's Whiskers: A True Story of a Blind Cat by Sarah Lalonde is the heartwarming story of Pepito, a blind kitten who was taken in by Carrie and given a home. This story will strike a chord in the hearts of all cat lovers and kindhearted people who rescue animals and give them a loving home. The illustrations by Laiken Hall breathe life into the story and the characters, and make them real to readers. It is a story about love, kindness, and compassion and, being a true story, it will be easy for readers to connect with it. The 'Did you know…' section at the end of the book is informative for readers to learn more about cats and kittens. It is a lovely book to have in homes, especially if there are kids who are animal lovers, and it can be used in classrooms for storytelling sessions to help children understand how important it is to be kind, loving, and compassionate towards animals.