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The Sneaky Kitten (Invisible Magic Wand Book 4) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Donya Pedigo

The Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book FourThe Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book Four by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is the 4th book in the Invisible Magic Wand Series. Though it can be read as a standalone book, it would add context to the story if you read the other books in the series. I really enjoy Lois Wickstrom’s writing and have read several books by them to my family. As always, the colorful images help guide the reader through Caspian’s adventure. These imaginative stories not only help a child to use their imagination but to also try and figure out ways to solve problems in everyday life.

What would you do if you saw a kite in a tree? Well, Caspian decides to go get his magical hot chocolate socks that Grandpa had given him for his unbirthday. Using those “magic” socks, Caspian starts on an adventure where he follows a cat that might not just be your average cat after all. This is a cute, fun read that might take a little more imagination than some of the other books in the series as it’s a little harder to see how things correlate. That being said, I think it’s just another way to get children to see just how far their imagination can go. I can’t wait for more books from this author.

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The Sneaky Kitten ( Invisible Magic Wand Book 4) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Caralee Loonat

The Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book FourThe Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book Four by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have read many books by this author and this one was another great children’s book. I still wish my children were young enough for this but alas they are all grown. I definitely would recommend this author’s books for anyone with small children. Each book I have read has been entertaining and educational. I like how the author is able to catch the reader’s imagination. Definitely a great children’s books author. Highly recommend her books.

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The Sneaky Kitten (Invisible Magic Wand Book 4) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Christine Baranek

The Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book FourThe Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book Four by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Sneaky Kitten
By: Lois Wickstrom

This is a charming picture book. It definitely involves a lot of using your imagination. I loved the story line of the boy and his grandfather. I also loved the illustrations, which really add to the storyline. I definitely recommend this as a fun bedtime story for elementary aged children.

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The Sneaky Kitten (Invisible Magic Wand Book 4) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Tara Johnson Barnes

The Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book FourThe Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book Four by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When Caspian spots a kitten stuck in a tree, he wants to rescue the kitten. He goes home and puts on the Hot Chocolate Socks that he received for his Unbirthday from his Grandpa. He sets off on his flying broom to rescue the kitten from the tree. When Caspian gets back to the tree the kitten takes off in a flying saucer.

This was a cute little story about trying to rescue a kitten from a tree. The illustrations were beautiful and helped to bring the story to life. The general idea of saving the kitten from the tree was good, but I thought it was odd to pour hot chocolate on the socks. I also got a bit lost and confused at the end of the book when the flying saucer suddenly appeared. Kids would probably find the kitten to be funny with his antics. Overall, it was a cute story.

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The Sneaky Kitten (Invisible Magic Wand Book 4) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Rayne East

The Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book FourThe Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book Four by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Cute and colourful
Another stand out magical adventure from this author. The Sneaky Kitten brings a fun storyline with amazing illustrations and imagery. Even though the writing is simple there is so much more within the pictures. As with the previous books in the series, Caspian and his grandpa are having a magical time with a very mischievous kitten. The story will very easily provoke imagination and discussion among young readers.

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The Sneaky Kitten (Invisible Magic Wand Book 4) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Dahnielle Hibbert

The Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book FourThe Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book Four by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The illustrations in this book are cute. Having read books by this author before I knew to expect a fun story for children. The author did not disappoint. Caspian uses another one of his Un-birthday gifts to deliver a cute tale about an alien kitty. Grandpa joined him and off they went on an adventure.

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Ladybugs for Loretta (Loretta’s Insects) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Heather Stanley

Ladybugs for LorettaLadybugs for Loretta by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was so interesting! I learned many new things about ladybugs. I really love children’s books that teach as well as entertain. I thought I knew about ladybugs. Turns out that there is always more to learn about anything. The words had me interested and the illustrations had me amazed. The illustrations were different than I have seen lately but so beautiful!! Will definitely be recommending, even gifting if possible.

 

Reviewed by @heather26

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Ladybugs for Loretta (Loretta’s Insects Book #1) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Angela Hayes

Ladybugs for LorettaLadybugs for Loretta by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

3.5 Stars

 

Ladybugs for Loretta is the first book in the Loretta’s Insects series by Lois Wickstrom. It is a fun, fact-based, interesting, educational, and entertaining illustrated children’s storybook. This is not only a fun bit of an adventure, we get to learn all about ladybugs along the way. The story is cute, and also inspires children to learn while they read. I enjoyed reading the story with my grandson, but the illustrations didn’t quite grab his attention like most of her other books do. Still a fun read though.
Happy reading!

 

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Ladybugs for Loretta (Loretta’s Insects) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Julie Johnson

Ladybugs for LorettaLadybugs for Loretta by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loretta is a little bit mischievous and loves to garden. Loretta wants to make sure that her garden is very fruitful and sees the ladybugs in her garden. She will do what she can to protect them through all seasons of their lives.

I learned some new things about ladybugs reading this book! I love Lois Wickstrom books and the lessons that are included within. Any of her books would make a great gift for the young (or even not-so-young) reader in your life!

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The Sneaky Kitten (Invisible Magic Wand Book 4) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Trisha Cargile

The Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book FourThe Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book Four by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This adorable book is sure to capture all kids attentions. From the imagery to the imaginative story, it’s fun for all ages! It provides a heartwarming relationship and an adventurous animal bond.

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Ladybugs for Loretta (Loretta’s Insects) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Jamie Burns

Ladybugs for Loretta is another great book by Lois Wickstrom! This book does not disappoint with a great educational storyline. Children will learn about ladybugs and how they help gardens. The book also talks about the life cycle of a ladybug. A great learning experience could include getting ladybug eggs so that children can explore the life cycle of a ladybug themselves.

Ladybugs for Loretta (Loretta’s Insects) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Codi Parham

Ladybugs for Loretta (Loretta's Insects)Ladybugs for Loretta by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

This story is great for readers of all ages. Every child has a natural curiosity about insects they come across while playing. Loretta begins collecting ladybugs and discovers they are beneficial for the garden. This book nurtures curiosity and provides learning opportunities for readers. Wickstrom makes education fun!

 

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Ladybugs for Loretta (Loretta’s Insects) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Jamie Truex

Ladybugs for LorettaLadybugs for Loretta by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ladybugs for Loretta is a very cute children’s book about a little girl who loves the outdoors. One winter she finds a bunch of ladybugs and brings them inside! Grab this book to find out what happens next! Even I learned some things about ladybugs that I didn’t know.

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Ladybugs for Loretta (Loretta’s Insects) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Carlie Del Gallo

Ladybugs for LorettaLadybugs for Loretta by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I saw this one was being released by this AMAZING author, I knew that I had to read it too! I have read many of this authors books and I have loved every single one of them. The story line is for children, but anyone can read it and love it! My favorite thing that is evident in all of her stories is a wonderful storyline that anyone can read and enjoy. I cannot wait to let my friends with children know about the latest story that was written by this author to read to them as well. I highly recommend this author as she is one of the most talented authors that I am absolutely obsessed with!

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Ladybugs for Loretta (Loretta’s Insects) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Christine Baranek

Ladybugs for Loretta (Loretta's Insects)Ladybugs for Loretta by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ladybugs for Loretta
By: Lois Wickstrom

This is such a sweet story. I love that this story helps children learn about ladybugs. I also absolutely loved the illustrations, they add so much to the story. Such a fun read for any elementary aged child!

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Ladybugs for Loretta (Loretta’s Insects) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Candice Estes

Ladybugs for Loretta (Loretta's Insects)Ladybugs for Loretta by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a cute book for young readers about a little girl who finds ladybugs while playing in her families yard, and decides to protect them, since it’s starting to get cold outside. Loretta decides to bring the bugs inside to keep them safe until spring, with the hopes that they will help the family’s garden. The problem with this plan is that the bugs wake up once they warm up and start to make a mess of the house. Loretta’s mom has her put them in the fridge to keep them cool until spring when she can release them back into the wild. The problem is, after the initial group of ladybugs, Loretta keeps collecting them until her families fridge is completely full of them. The solution is simple, give them to neighbors! Once spring arrives, Loretta returns the bugs to the wild, and they help the family’s garden to be better than ever. My 8 year old daughter flew through this book, and loved it.

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Ladybugs for Loretta (Loretta’s Insects) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Nina Maes

Compassion and coexistence. Love her strong character and vivid personality. Author seems to always have good connections with their stories. Art is also vivid and on point. I love taking a moment out of my busy and full day to sit back and read a wonderful put together book. Thank you again, for never disappointing I will keep following your artwork.
Ladybugs for LorettaLadybugs for Loretta by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Compassion and coexistence. Love her strong character and vivid personality. Author seems to always have good connections with their stories. Art is also vivid and on point. I love taking a moment out of my busy and full day to sit back and read a wonderful put together book. Thank you again, for never disappointing I will keep following your artwork.

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Ladybugs for Loretta (Loretta’s Insects) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Jenni Bishop

Ladybugs for Loretta (Loretta's Insects)Ladybugs for Loretta by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Reading this story helped to learn more about ladybugs and their habits. The story is both fun and factual as we journey along with Loretta in her garden and her love of ladybugs. The story is aimed at children aged 4 – 10 in primary (elementary) and one I am sure they will enjoy.
As soon as we had finished this story my grandsons had me on our own garden adventure keeping an eye out for their very own ladybugs.
Ladybugs for Loretta is another good learning story with colourful illustrations finishing out the book nicely.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Super Enemies by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Cindy Mayberry

Super EnemiesSuper Enemies by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Carl and Mira are siblings and as we all know there is a love-hate relationship between them. Just as we all did with our siblings. Carl loves building sand castles, while Mira loves breaking them apart. The stronger the castle Carl makes. Mira must find another way to destroy it. This is just another example this author has written to involve the children. This story has so much to give to siblings and all children in general. As a child care providerI find these to be fantastic stories for children. I will continue to recommend this author’s books.

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Ladybugs for Loretta (Loretta’s Insects) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Tanya Wall, December 2022

Ladybugs for Loretta (Loretta's Insects)Ladybugs for Loretta by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am loving Lois Wickstrom’s children’s books. This one is a great learning book with beautiful illustrations by Francie Mion. Loretta takes us on a journey of the lifecycle of the ladybug. From working in her garden through the seasons, to taking some ladybugs home to keep safe – we learn that they hibernate in the cold months, lay eggs when it begins to get warm and then they take care of our gardens. Loretta’s mom is great because she allows Loretta to keep the bugs in the fridge and teaches her how to keep them safe so they can do good things for our environment.

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Ladybugs for Loretta (Loretta’s Insects) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Shelly Kittell

Ladybugs for Loretta (Loretta's Insects)Ladybugs for Loretta by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a wonderful book that is fun and teaches about ladybugs and their role in the environment. I learned things I had forgotten. Such a very interesting book. My grandson and I will be reading it again this spring with our gardening unit for school. The characters are lovely. The story is very fun, and gives facts while maintaining interest. I enjoyed the story as my grandson did also. I think other kids will enjoy it also.

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Ladybugs for Loretta (Loretta’s Insects) by Lois Wickstrom

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Ladybugs for Loretta (Loretta’s Insects) by Lois Wickstrom
Genre – Kids, Family
Page Count – 32

Loretta is a mischievous girl who lives in a cabin high up in the Colorado

mountains.  She loves her garden and the ladybugs that protect it.  But

where do they go in the winter? On a cold winter day while she is collecting

pine needles for her strawberry patch, she discovers ladybugs hiding under a

rock.  She finds even more behind a chunk of loose tree bark.

Through a loving relationship with her parents and  her garden, Loretta

learns about the life cycle of ladybugs.

~ AMAZON ~


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Lois is a former high school chemistry teacher and former head science teacher at Science in the City Summer Camp in Philadelphia. She has also been an adjunct science teacher at University of South Florida. Since retiring, she continues to take science classes. Her class in Forensic Biology led to Little Red, The Detective, in which Red is studying fingerprint identification, so she can tell that “Grandma” isn’t who she says she is.

Lois has taken so many science classes that she believes science is the solution to almost every problem, including the dilemmas in fairy tales. She has invented what she calls Science Folktales. In each science-based tale, the protagonist achieves a better ending than the original because of learning scientific principles. She has turned some of these tales into plays.

She has also created a series of Mermaid Science stories, which make use of water science.

Lois is married to the love of her life. She has two children, four grandchildren and a dog.

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The Sneaky Kitten (Invisible Magic Wand Book 4) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Monique Espitia

The Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book FourThe Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book Four by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Sneaky Kitten by Lois Wickstrom was a cute book. I found myself a little confused as I followed the story, however, the illustrations helped to get an idea of where the storyline was heading. Caspian and his grandfather use some “secret” magic powers “hot chocolate socks?” to attempt to help a kitten stuck in the tree. I was confused when they named the kitten “Stuck” and then talked about the kitten being “stuck.” Had to reread that portion twice. Eventually they realize that “Stuck” is not actually “stuck” (see what I mean) and they get a nice little surprise in the end when “Stuck” races away on a frisbee spaceship thingamajig. It’s a cute concept but definitely leaves one scratching their head after the first read. It gets easier the more you read it though.

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Super Enemies by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Deborah White

Super EnemiesSuper Enemies by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Super enemies is a story of sibling rivalry. I enjoyed the story telling because of how realistic it depicts siblings and their reactions to each other. I would recommend this book to parents of young children as well as to young readers so they can understand that being a super enemy is not always a bad thing.

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The Sneaky Kitten (Invisible Magic Wand Book 4) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Deborah White

The Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book FourThe Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book Four by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The sneaky kitten is a quick charming story about a boy who seems to love adventures with his grandfather. In the story he meets a new friend and has fun playing with this friend while Grandpa watches excitedly. Their short story was a good read that I plan to enjoy again and again.

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The Sneaky Kitten (Invisible Magic Wand Book 4) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Elizabeth Sanchez

The Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book FourThe Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book Four by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I read The Sneaky Kitten to my 6 year old. He said it was strange, but good. He loved the pictures and kept pointing things out in them. He remembered Caspian from previous books and now wants to read the one where he got his hot cocoa socks. Stuck is a silly kitty with special powers. I love how colorful the pictures are, and that the book is multi generational.

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The Sneaky Kitten (Invisible Magic Wand Book 4) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Jerricka Brown

The Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book FourThe Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book Four by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was absolutely adorable. From the writing to the illustrations, everything was so eye-catching. Once again the author did an amazing job with this children’s book. I love that it has an animal which most children love. I highly recommend this book to parents with young children.

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The Sneaky Kitten (Invisible Magic Wand Book 4) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Paula R Sayers

The Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book FourThe Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book Four by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A cute book about a boy named Caspian who meets a cat who he names Stuck while playing frisbee with his grandfather. Stuck and Caspian have a few adventures together. Kids will enjoy this read!!

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The Sneaky Kitten (Invisible Magic Wand Book 4) by Lois Wickstrom – Review by LaliLovely

The Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book FourThe Sneaky Kitten: Invisible Magic Wand Book Four by Lois Wickstrom
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Love the idea! I do wish it had been a bit more filled out, as it left my kids with some confusion. However, this is a fun book. Having a grandparent as a main character is lovely, & the relationship is sweet. Love the name choice of Caspian. A lot of imagination & creativity went into this original & unique little story!

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Super Enemies by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Codi Parham

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Super Enemies by Lois Wickstrom – Review by Codi Parham

I love Lois Wickstrom. Many books by this author have an educational component. This book about the daily conflicts between siblings might open the door to initiating conversations about problem solving and discussing appropriate solutions. The most important talking point might be to make sure everyone is continuing to enjoy the game.

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