Kitten from the Sky (Little Box’s Adventures) is a charming children’s book by K. W. Tey. Little Box is a shy boy who keeps to himself. He always wears a square box over his head and that makes him feel safe. Although he believes he is happy, actually Little Box is afraid to take risks or be seen. But when a kitten flies from the sky and lands in a tree, Little Box finds an inner resourcefulness. Faced with challenge after challenge in getting the kitten out of the tree, he endlessly tries new strategies fearlessly—even taking a giraffe from the zoo! When the kitten escapes on his own, Little Box realizes he gained a lot of new skills and needed them more than the kitten needed rescuing.
Kitten from the Sky is a heartwarming, cute-as-a-button story. A faceted gem of a tale that uses the simplest language for small children to tell something wonderful—the value behind never giving up and trying new things. K. W. Tey is an inspiring picture book writer who presents a fun, quirky little hero, but Little Box’s humanness as he puts a box over his head to hide, but then finds himself up to the task when a situation needs him is what seals the deal on this book. Young Little Box has the quite relatable problem of overthinking too much and he gets (literally in this case) stuck in a box. Handling surprises that come your way is an important life skill and Little Box finds he’s quite up to the challenge. As is this book if you’re looking for something really feel-good for kids. Recommended.
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