Reinberger Review: The Bookstore Cat

The Bookstore Cat
Illustrator: Charles Santoso
Published: 2020

Audience: 4-8 years

Review by Sarah Bihn (she/her)

MLIS Student, Kent State University iSchool

This charming book will delight cat and word lovers as readers follow along to learn all the adjectives that fit the Bookstore Cat. Inspired by a Victorian parlor game, the Minister’s Cat, the Bookstore Cat is many things, and all of them are accompanied by adorable illustrations.

Santoso brings Busby’s words to life with intricately appealing illustrations that perfectly capture the nature of cats, and also engage readers. The details in each spread mean that this book can be read dozens of times with new elements being found each time.

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