Written and Illustrated by Ella English
© 2021, Crimson Dragon Publishing
Paperback; 43 pages
This might be the first children’s chapter book I’ve ever read as an adult, and what a cute book it is! Katy is a cat who sings, much to the chagrin of the squirrel in Katy’s backyard tree, or the other birds, all of whom tell Katy that cats don’t sing, and she should stop. But Katy dreams of singing on Broadway and refuses to give up. This adorable story is an awesome lesson for kids that you should never abandon your dreams, that if you keep trying, you can make it happen.
The story itself is easy to follow, the characters (especially Katy) relatable, and the illustrations adorable. I can easily see how children would love Katy, so it doesn’t surprise me that author and illustrator Ella English would have plans for more adventures with Katy in the future.
A delightful read for 5- to 7-year-olds! Definitely recommended.