Jekyll the cat has a book full of advice for kids of any age in Jekyll Says…Good Deeds Cats Do, That You Should Too! by D.C. Blackbird.
From waking up happy to getting plenty of rest, from eating healthy meals to dressing your best, and from being a hard worker to being proud of who you are, this book is filled with tons of advice. Inspired by the real life Jekyll, D.C. Blackbird immortalized his beloved pet in a rhyming book that is helpful and fun.
Young children will enjoy the flow of the prose as they move from section to section. The story is so sweet and the rhymes flow so well, it’s possible they will forget they are learning anything. But learn they shall the importance of being clean and being someone’s hero, and so many other things. Adults could heed Jekyll’s advice too.
While I like that this book has wide appeal, I wonder if it would be better to have two different series going: one for kids and one for adults. Why would a child think about dressing his best? While being a hard worker is important, arriving early and not being lazy might be concepts that are beyond a young child’s comprehension. Defending the helpless is something they won’t understand much at all, and children are the helpless in many situations.
The illustrations provided by Christine P. Flores are fabulous. Filled with bright colors and humor, they capture exactly who I felt Jekyll was as I read the book.
I would love to read more books in this series.
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- Paperback:36 pages
- Publisher:CreateSpace (December 9, 2011)
- ISBN-13: 978-1468057249
- SRP: $7.75
I received a free copy of this book from the author through Pump Up Your Book in exchange for my honest opinions. I received no monetary compensation of any kind for this review.