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Today, the blog is getting a little wild, a little furry, as we shine the review spotlight on a few titles that feature our furry friends. First up, a Children's Fiction Early Chapter Book currently on tour with The Children's Book Review. It tells the story of little Oi and though an adorably cute kitten, his tale is filled with adventure, a few scary-ish challenges, and ultimately, a happy ending in spite of it all. Ready or not, fair readers, gather round as we share today's book of choice...
The Oi series
Bright Lights Books
About the book...
Set in Kenya, Oi is a naughty kitten who lives with his Mummy and siblings in an outdoor shed. Despite Mummy’s warnings, Oi has a tendency of wandering off and exploring. But one day, after nearly being attacked by a dog, Oi ends up in an unfamiliar neighborhood. And this time, he’s not sure he’ll be able to find his way back home…
Oi’s adventure is sure to delight children and cat-lovers alike.
This is the story of little Oi.
He's a curious little kitten that lives outdoors with his mother and siblings. They may not live plushy lives like housecats, but they're happy, and that's not something to simply shrug at. Thing is, as happy as Oi is at heart, he's CURIOUS...insatiably so...which can lead to some unintended adventures, and the bigger escapade of our story. Mother has always told them not to stray too far for it's easy to get lost, and one day...well, Oi does just that. He ends up on his own in the great big world, and while it sounded grand in theory, this little guys had a lot more to learn before leaving home for good. There are dangers he was protected from by his mum. There are techniques to survival that he could have learned more about before having to hunt for the first time on his own, cold turkey. There was just so much more that in the lonely nights he wished he had paid closer attention to...but don't fear, dear readers, for all is not lost. Where there is a will, there is a way, and with a little luck on his side, as well as some kindly encounters, and new friends, he just might make it back to see his family once again...
When I received information regarding this book, I was pulled in by the curious title, and the adorable image of little Oi. I simply had to know that although he obviously was lost, that he was eventually found! Turns out, he finds himself in some ways, as well as his way back to his family, and I think they are all better for it in the end. While some moments were scarier than I imaged they would be, the lessons shared were certainly from the heart. You've got everything from the very basic mother knows best to never give up echoing from start to finish! It reminds us that everyone deserves a chance to show their true colors, and not all people (or animals) are the same, so avoid judging them as such. I think the kiddos will be on the edge of their seat as Oi gets lost and found again, while older readers will enjoy the happy reunion three fold more.
About the author...
Lorna Likiza is a Kenyan writer, tutor of French, and Founder of the Heroe Book Fair. Oi Gets Lost is her first published book. She considers Literature as one of her passions and lives in Mombasa.
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Special thanks to Bianca at The Children's Book Review for the chance to bring this tour to you and for the ecopy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today. Be sure to check out the rest of the stops on the tour for more bookish fun!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!