Book Review – Tabitha Fink Ninja at Night
Tabitha Fink Ninja at Night
By: Rick Felty
Publisher: Dreamschooner Press
Release date: January 2017
Tabitha Fink, the incredible cat with one eye, offers readers another story where they will learn and laugh – at the same time. In her latest adventure, she doesn’t travel to distant places like she did in her latest book, but instead helps a mischievous mouse overcome her fear of the dark.
At the beginning of the story, our heroine is in front of her house, introducing readers to herself and her house. She then introduces her good friend, Bartholomew Blink – a mouse with a big grin. Tabitha and Bartholomew are “besties” who love to play hide and seek all day. They play inside the house, around the kitchen table and anywhere there is a good hiding place, until they get tired. Then it’s nap time! A little rest, then it’s time to play again – all day. Until… the light of day slips away.
As the sun goes down, Bartholomew Blink confides to his friend:
“I’m a little scared”
he admits with horror.
“Things just ain’t the same
when day turns to night.”
Bartholomew Blink then tells his friend about all the scary things that come out at night. The little mouse is convinced that there is a big furry monster in the closet, a witch under the bed… and… and… oh, don’t even ask her what’s under the stairs !
Tabitha Fink listens carefully to her friend and luckily she’s a smart cat! She said to Barthélemy:
“You imagine the worst
and you are certain that it is true.
I went there myself.
I felt like you.”
Tabitha Fink’s solution of transforming into “Ninja at Night” and what she does as a ninja will no doubt delight children. His actions as a ninja are fun, and author Felty should be credited for coming up with such a clever and unique solution to Bartholomew’s problem.
Tabitha Fink Ninja at Night is the third book in the “Tabitha Fink” series, and like the others (Tabitha Fink: The Cat With One Eye and Tabitha Fink On a Mission to Mars), it’s an adorable tale about a wonderful, incredibly upbeat chat that young readers will love. This new book tackles a common fear that young people often face – the fear of the dark – and does so with such humor and joy that toddlers will want the book read to them again and again. In short, this is the perfect book not only to help children overcome their fear of the dark, but simply a fun story for all children.
Quill says: The ‘Tabitha Fink’ series just keeps getting better – if you haven’t checked out this adorable cat yet, you need to check it out! Your children will certainly love it and its exploits!