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What You Need to Know:
• Fun graphic novel geared more towards girls. This has been rare thus far in the publishing world, but more and more
   are coming on the market after the success of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
• The stories are a bit innocent, making it perfect for a younger audience. This is not to exclude the older
   audiences, just to let you know you can comfortably put it in the hands of a second grader without worrying
   about it being too sophisticated.
• As always, try this with reluctant readers, who often find success with the graphic novel structure.
  Sweet Series Background:
Fashion Kitty is born when Kit Kittie is making a wish while blowing out her birthday candles. At the moment she makes her wish, a pile of fashion magazines land on her and, poof, Fashion Kitty comes to life. Fashion Kitty's main purpose is to help other kitties with their fashion disasters. Kit Kittie transforms into Fashion Kitty when she hears the call of fashion distress (apparently in her head:).

The reading level is easy which, as with most graphic novels, makes it a nice, unintimidating book choice. The themes are also mostly innocent. There is talk of popularity, but friendship and kindness reigns. A step below BabyMouse in sophistication, which fills a nice niche for younger readers.
Sweet Book Summary:
Cassandra is the new kitty at school, and boy is she bossy. Suddenly, everyone wants to BE Cassandra. And Cassandra doesn't like the idea of Fashion Kitty, nor the competition she represents. As with anything new, novelty is everything, and suddenly the girls are all cowering to Cassandra and following her no color rule. But Fashion Kitty loves color! When Fashion Kitty is summoned to Sandy's house to help her find something non-color in her all-pink wardrobe, Fashion Kitty convinces Sandy that she should do as her heart tells her and wear pink. Sandy bravely does so, and finds support among her friends the next day at school. This infuriates Cassandra, and Cassandra sets about hatching an evil plan that involves lying, deceiving and outing Fashion Kitty. But Cassandra's plan backfires, and Fashion Kitty (and kindness) wins again!
Author: Charise Mericle Harper Illustrator: Charise Mericle Harper Published: 2007, 96 pages
Themes: Friendship, Humor, independence, Self-Esteem
If You Liked This Book, Try:
Fashion Kitty (series #1), Charise Mericle Harper
Fashion Kitty and the Unlikely Hero (series #3), Charise Mericle Harper
This recommendation was written by: Melissa Y.
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