Miss Annie’s not much more than a kitten. Energetic and easily distracted, Miss Annie narrates her everyday life. From fighting with slippery pens on off limits desks to taking on enemy leaves, there’s plenty to do while guarding the house. Yet Miss Annie longs to go outside even if her owners think she is too young.
Stuck inside, Miss Annie begins to befriend a small mouse she names Keshia. One day the cat discovers a new scent on the air–fresh air. A window was left open and Miss Annie rushes out onto a tree branch in spite of the warnings Keshia gives her. An older cat directs Annie to climb higher. While this didn’t worry Annie at all, it made me a bit nervous as I wondered who that cat was and what he wanted.
The illustrations do a great job of capturing Miss Annie’s playful spirit in this short graphic novel. I think this would be a good story to read with younger elementary students and would be a better independent read for third-fourth grade. I read an electronic review copy of this book from NetGalley.