Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Reader Reviews for FELINE FASCINATION: The Adventures of Boris and Olga

BOOK REVIEWS FROM GOODREADS


 
by 
33162670
's review 
Nov 12, 2014

it was amazing

My children thoroughly enjoyed Feline Fascinations, as did I. The tales follow cats Boris and Olga and the things they experience and learn day to day. The book isn't 'dumbed down' for its audience of children and carefully teaches lessons in things such as friendship and tolerance. It's a lovely book to read with children, or for them to read alone. I think this could go far as a series, with tales from the other animals who are introduced in the stories. I have to confess that, although I really liked Boris, my favourite character was Gus the squirrel!

 
by 
33781609
's review 
Dec 09, 2014

it was amazing

I received this book a chapter at a time and my two daughters got right into it so much that they were constantly dying to find out what happened next and they stayed amazed at the life and story of their furry little friends so much so that we've now read it three times. I was just as sucked in as they were even though I'm an adult so I think it's a fun and great read for all ages. It didnt seem like a childish story and it wasn't all energetic like children's books usually are. Instead it was fun yes, but it was also sad and moving and even though they were indeed animals I could feel how they felt like I was there with them at times. Julie is an amazing author and I can't wait to see and read what she comes up with next :-)

 
by 
925963
's review 
Apr 24, 2015

it was amazing
Recommended to Mary by: Have read and loved another book by this author.
Recommended for: Young children, middle grade, parents who read to their children
Read from April 20 to 23, 2015 — I own a copy , read count: 1

Belongs in Every Young Person's Library
Feline Fascinations: The Adventures of Boris and Olga by J.M. Northup is more than a young person’s story book. First of all, the writing and dialogue is wonderful. The amount of research that went into these stories overall is far-reaching. The author thanks the man who provided much of the farm life information. This shows a collaboration that must have been long and tedious but it helps to breathe life into the actions of the characters. It made the setting and background come alive for me. It shows the care taken by the author to write exactly what the book needed to include.
Additionally, the author shows an understanding of situations in human life and how they play out and resolve. This shows up in how life’s lessons and interaction happen between the animal characters. The main characters are, of course, cats. This is a book for young children. While each story is separate unto itself, each story carries the book forward. I can see this book being read to children in an on-going basis, perhaps as each season approaches and passes as they do in the stories. Children have a way of identifying with animals. It is my belief that in doing so with these stories, children will learn valuable lessons in how to act and react and how to treat others in real life.
This is a wonderful book for young children. It’s entertaining while possibly instilling emotional and moral values in the young. I highly recommend this book to those who read to their children. I also highly recommend it to young children who read on their own. And I whole-heartedly give it 5 stars.



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