You are all probably aware that I’m simply not taking on new books or joining new blog tous at the moment as life is a tad ‘busy’. However, when John Fogarty asked me if I’d like a copy of The Adventures of Milo and Elvis: Little Paws Journey Begins in return for an honest review I simply couldn’t resist. Anyone who knows me knows I am a real cat fan…
The Adventures of Milo and Elvis: Little Paws Journey Begins is available for purchase here.
The Adventures of Milo and Elvis: Little Paws Journey Begins
This story is based on the adventures of two kittens who are brothers from the same litter. The pair join a small family home, where in particular they find a friend in 6-year-old Jack. They enjoy the adventures of learning about their new surroundings, inseparable throughout their journey.
My Review of The Adventures of Milo and Elvis
Kittens Milo and Elvis are off on some adventures.
The Adventures of Milo and Elvis is a charming children’s book. I think children aged 6 or 7 could easily read it independently. There is a sufficient level of difficulty to expand their vocabulary too so that there are educational elements as well as an engaging story, particularly through the onomatopoeic buzzing and hissing of the swans for example. The Adventures of Milo and Elvis would also make an accessible story to share at bed times as there are distinct sections to read over several sessions.
The adventures of the two kittens are exciting and there is sufficient peril and danger to appeal to children without frightening them. I especially liked the inclusion of other animals that children will enjoy. The travel elements give extra pace and entertainment too. All the different escapades provide lots to discuss with children making this a really fun read.
There’s a very good balance of text to picture and the photographs of the kittens are extremely appealing so that even very young children will enjoy this book, even if they can only look at the pictures.
I really liked The Adventures of Milo and Elvis and I think children will too. I do have a word of warning for adults though – children seeing this book are going to pester and pester for a couple of kittens just like Milo and Elvis too and I don’t blame them!
About John Fogarty
John Fogarty was born in Birmingham, UK and has worked in the travel industry where he continues to do so, as well as working within the learning sector. John has utilised this experience in creating his first children’s book.
John took his inspiration from his very own two cats and produced this adventure story to share with children and families alike to entertain and enjoy reading.
John has just joined Twitter @JohnFog06236590 if you’d like to give him a follow.