Katie the Catsitter by Colleen AF Venable & Stephanie Yue

Reviewed by Melissa Beck (Library Staff)

Katie the Catsitter is a charming middle grade graphic novel with oodles of humor and pep.

Feeling left out that her best friends are going to summer camp when she can’t afford to go, Katie seeks out odd jobs to raise enough money to attend camp for one week. After failing at many tasks, Katie lands a job catsitting the 217(!) cats belonging to her upstairs neighbor, Ms. Lang.

Despite Katie’s extreme affection for all things feline, this job proves challenging as 1) she learns that each cat has their own special skill (such as hacking, languages, helicopter repair, and fashion design) which they use to get into trouble and 2) she begins to suspect that Ms. Lang is actually the Mousetress, a super villain terrorizing her city.

I loved the overall playfulness and the uplifting exploration that good and evil may not always be as black and white as a tuxedo cat.

Located in Children’s Graphic Novels (J GRAPHIC VENABLE)

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