Book Review: Creature Cat Tales by M.G. Rorai

Title: Creature Cat Tales
Author: M.G. Rorai
Publisher: Independent
Pages: Paper 79; eBook 68
Genre: Kids Poetry/Stories in Verse

This whimsical collection of poetic life lessons is sure to inspire positivity and values while delighting young readers with charming creature cat stories and illustrations. Come join the creature cats as they make learning fun—a purrfect addition to any kid’s collection. Suggested reading age 8-12. 

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My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

What a fun book! Creature Cat Tales is full of poetry that are stories told in rhyme. Every story is about a cat that is also a fantastical creature such as a vampire cat, cyclops cat, banshee cat, etc. After each story is a picture of the cat creature as well as the life lesson learned.

The first story was one of my favorites. It’s about a flying cat (bat cat) born to a normal cat family. His siblings and others bully him and make fun of him all the time because of his wings. Then one day, there’s a flood and he saves his whole family. After that, he’s not only a hero, but he’s accepted by everyone.

Other stories teach about using common sense, being prepared, that it’s okay to say no, not to let fear hold you back, and so much more.

I definitely recommend Creature Cat Tales. It’s my favorite type of children’s book. It is fun to read while also teaching important life lessons.

Book Excerpt

Mary was a water creature
with webbed feet and tail;
her kind glided through water
as naturally as whales.

Her brother swam strong
while her sister liked to splash
Mary liked neither;
she certainly wasn’t rash.

Her tribe would hold parties
in the ocean so vast;
Mary always stayed put;
Bereft, alone and outcast.

She remembered when they were little
Running up and down the beach;
Life was the cat’s meow
to use a figure of speech

Her mother taught them to wade
and paddle just like so
then dive into the deep
and catch the fish below.

Mary had a secret
that she never said out loud;
she kept it to herself;
this thought she was not proud.

Mary was afraid of drowning
she didn’t want to chance
breathing in the water
and doing a drowning-cat dance.

So she sat on the shore
while others went out to play
until she heard a desperate mew
coming from the water one day.

A cat had fallen
from an overhanging tree;
there were no other creatures around
she would have to go into the sea.

Mary gathered her courage
and paddled out to help;
She reached the kitten in time;
As she grabbed it, it yelped.

As she pulled the small one to safety
she saw a crowd had gathered
cheering her on;
showing how much she had mattered.

Back on the shore
her siblings praised her actions
she was their quick-thinking sister
Mary grinned with satisfaction.

After that day
Mary realized she swam well;
She stopped fearing the ocean;
And now has sea stories to tell.

Fear can hold back
some truly great moments;
have the courage to try
so you don’t regret postponements.

About the Author

M.G. Rorai enjoys hanging with her cats and annoying her husband. She’s been writing for as long as she can remember and is slightly obsessed with cats.

Her latest book is Creature Cat Tales.

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