Hissy Fitz by Patrick Jennings: Chapter Book Review

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Hissy Fitz by Patrick Jennings, illustrated by Michael Allen Austin

Age Range: 7 – 9 years

Grade Level: 2 – 4

Hardcover: 112 pages

Publisher: EgmontUSA (January 6, 2015)

Genre: Humor

Source: From publisher for review

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

About the Book:

A popular middle-grade writer moves to chapter books with this humorous tale about a cat that makes Grumpy Cat seem cheerful. Perfect for fans of Geronimo Stilton and Dog Diaries.

Hissy Fitz lives with some two-legged creatures who are destined to serve him in every possible way and understand his every whim. Sadly, these creatures are sorely lacking in their skills. For one thing–they touch him when they want to touch him. Don’t they know that the two-legged are there for him to touch when he wants to–meaning when he wants food? Petting wakes him up! They speak to him–don’t they know the two-legged should be seen–so Hissy knows where to order food–and not heard?! It’s becoming intolerable. What is this irascible cat to do?

My Thoughts:

What a fun book! I read this to my kids before bed and they always begged for another chapter. My kids found Hissy to be a funny character that they could laugh with. They especially enjoyed his dreams when he managed to catch a few minutes’ sleep.

The entire story revolves around an afternoon and night in the life of a sleep deprived cat. Hissy spends every word of the story looking for a safe, quiet place to nap, but his human family is too noisy.  Once night falls, his hunting instinct switches on, making it impossible to sleep. At one point, the sleep deprivation becomes too much for Hissy—who is a grump to begin with—and he goes on a rampage.

If you have a child age 7-9, this is a great book to read independently or together.  My daughter (7) is currently rereading it, and enjoying it just as much the second time around!

Content: Clean

Source: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

4 STARS

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