Only God Can Make A Kitten – Children’s Book Review

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I’m always looking for new and wholesome books for my little budding bookworm. I’m also a crazy cat lady, with a toddler who likes to point at anything fuzzy and say “meow meow”, so when I saw the title of this book by Rhonda Gowler Greene (illustrated by Laura J Bryant), I thought, WIN!!
This book has been provided for review via Zonderkidz Publishing.

About the Book

Book description from Amazon.com:
Only God Can Make A Kitten, written by award-winning author Rhonda Gowler Greene and illustrated by bestselling artist Laura J. Bryant, follows a conversation between a mother and child as the child repeatedly asks “Mama, who made . . . ?” In the end, children learn that God is responsible for everything in creation―including kittens!

My Thoughts on the Book

Written in a lyrical, rhyming format, the book is NOT actually all about kittens (the crazy cat lady in me was disappointed), but is a sweet story of a child discovering the incredible world that God has made as his mother explains “Only God can make a (fill in the blank)”. The “only God can make a kitten” line is only one of MANY such lines outlining God’s creation. I’d say the title is misleading but.. it’s a children’s book. Haha.
I thought this book was cute, whimsical and fun and contained and conveyed a simple but profound truth to children. While I rather enjoyed it, it didn’t hold my daughters attention or generate as much excitement as I’d expected, but she doesn’t dislike it at all.
My husband decided to read it to our one and a half year old the first time through, and he was disappointed that there was no dad depicted in the book.
But lack of a dad exploring the outdoors with his family aside, I think this would make a great bedtime story for my little ones, and I do intend to read it / pull it out for them from time to time!
[Disclaimer: There are no affiliate links in this review. I am an independent product reviewer. I only review products I am truly interested in. I don’t accept payment for reviews. The products I take the time to jabber on about are either items I have personally purchased, or the product has been provided for review after me initiating contact and incessantly nagging for a sample. All of my reviews are unbiased regardless of how the item was obtained.]

Ultimate verdict: This one will stay on the kids shelf and be reread in the future!

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Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls.

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Gingi Freeman

Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls. Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

32 thoughts on “Only God Can Make A Kitten – Children’s Book Review

  • 16 June, 2015 at 7:59 pm
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    I am glad you liked it, because it looks super cute!

  • 17 June, 2015 at 2:46 am
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    That’s interesting about the lack of a father. I wonder what the meaning behind that is… Whatever the reason, it definitely seems like a great read.

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    • 18 June, 2015 at 6:44 pm
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      My hubby was like, “I think she’s a single mom..” haha…

  • 17 June, 2015 at 10:49 am
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    What can I say? I dislike cats. My grandson can’t be around dogs or cats due to allergies. 🙂

    • 18 June, 2015 at 6:45 pm
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      I’m allergic too, but I can’t resist the cuteness!!!

    • 18 June, 2015 at 6:47 pm
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      You too girl! <3

  • 17 June, 2015 at 5:00 pm
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    Sounds cute! It’s an important lesson too. Some kids would never hear it anywhere else.

  • 17 June, 2015 at 5:27 pm
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    Gingi… the book sounds cute. I like the premise xox

    So, I have met the guy and I like him… he’s very kind and sweet to me… I’m pretty sure he’s a keeper, we’ll see. .. he makes me laugh and smile… I do the same for him ♡

    • 18 June, 2015 at 6:48 pm
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      Oh man, I am going to keep you in my prayers girl, I’m soooooo happy for you!! <3

  • 17 June, 2015 at 8:24 pm
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    I might borrow this one from the library and see what the kids I nanny think of it. Thanks for the recommendation! 🙂

    • 18 June, 2015 at 6:51 pm
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      For sure! <3

  • 17 June, 2015 at 8:47 pm
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    Aw, that sounds nice. My kids are always asking me who made what, and it can be confusing to kids in a world that’s partly nature and partly man-made! Or even animal-made!

  • 17 June, 2015 at 10:38 pm
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    Sounds good to me and my son will love this. Thanks for sharing, Gingi. 🙂
    Great review!
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    • 18 June, 2015 at 6:56 pm
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      <3

    • 18 June, 2015 at 6:56 pm
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      Thanks Tanya! I know, the title got me too, haha…

    • 18 June, 2015 at 6:57 pm
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      That pretty much sums up my life right there. 😉

  • 18 June, 2015 at 7:16 pm
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    Hello fellow crazy cat lady 🙂 I love the title of this book! It definitely sounds like a very sweet books for children. It’s a shame my little brother is too old for kid’s books now 🙁 I actually have to be really careful about buying him stuff that’s not “cool” at this stage haha!

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    • 19 June, 2015 at 2:04 pm
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      hahaha, crazy cat ladies unite!! And yeah, I am actually really enjoying this age when things from the dollar store are more fascinating that multi hundred dollar toys! lol

  • 18 June, 2015 at 8:51 pm
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    I think young children re-act to good illustration too. If you can find a good book with story and illustrations you are on to a winner.

    It is important to have variety as well I think.

    All the best Jan

  • 19 June, 2015 at 12:16 pm
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    Sounds like a great book Gingi! I’m always on the hunt to find more Christian ish books for my girls and to give as gifts. Thanks for the suggestion!!!

    • 19 June, 2015 at 2:07 pm
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      Of course!! <3

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