Tuesday 2 January 2024

Book ~ "Otis" (2011) Ellen Miles

From Goodreads ~ Someone has left Otis, an adorable tabby, all alone at the local community center. When Michael and Mia hear about the abandoned kitty, they volunteer to help. 

Otis is wary of strangers and scared of loud noises. His sad yowls keep the family up all night! Michael knows not just any owner will love this tentative tabby. Can he find Otis a forever home?

Mia and Michael are in elementary school. They'd like to have a pet but they live in an apartment and their parents don't it's the right time or place to have one.

Mia and Michael are in an elevator at the recreation centre when they see a fast food bag. Thinking it's litter, they go to pick it up and are surprised when it hisses. Inside is an orange tabby kitten. Peter, Michael's guitar teacher, agrees to adopt Otis (named after the elevator he was found in) but discovers it's not a good fit after all. Pete's band practices at his place and the loud noise scares Otis. So it's up to Mia and Michael to find Otis a good home.

Though this book is a quick read and directed at elementary-aged children, I found it entertaining. There was a cat quiz at the end along some info about cats. It is written in third person perspective and first person from Otis' point of view. It is the second book in the Kitty Corner series.

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