"As always with the Tabitha Fink adventures, this story is fun and absolutely high quality when it comes to both plot/storyline and pictures. In children's books, Tabitha Fink always shines! A great series!"
* Beverly Hills Book Children's Picture Book Award Winner 2017
* Readers' Favorite Book Award Winner 2017
Quill says: "The Tabitha Fink series just keeps getting better and better - if you haven't discovered this adorable cat yet, you need to check her out! Your children will definitely love her and her exploits!"
- Ellen Feld for Feathered Quill
5-Star Review - "Tabitha Fink, the cat, and Bartholomew Blink, the mouse, are adorable and they also show how friends can support each other during difficult times. The illustrations are bright and charming, and they breathe life into the story and bring the scenes and characters alive. It is a good bedtime storybook and the concept makes it an excellent choice for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries. The story has good messages of friendship and overcoming the fear of darkness, which makes it an ideal storybook for children."
- Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Tabitha Fink is a cat with one eye who loves to explore. In this, her latest adventure, Tabitha helps her friend Bartholomew Blink discover powers he never knew he had as they both learn ways to deal with things that go bump in the night. This is a fun book written to help children who are afraid of the dark overcome their fears.
The award-winning Tabitha Fink book series features fully illustrated stories that help young children navigate and understand the challenges the world often presents. Tabitha Fink On a Mission to Mars is an adventure about trying new things and the original Tabitha Fink The Cat With One Eye is an early reader that speaks to young children's self-confidence.
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Smelly Trolls and Witches and Dragons, Oh My!!! These are the creatures that come in the night, to hide in our closets and fill us with fright. Little mouse, Bartholomew Blink, spends happy, carefree days with his friend, Tabitha Fink, a one-eyed cat. They play and nap and scamper about. But when the sun goes down and the dark settles in, Bartholomew begins to worry about what is lurking in the night. A mean, smelly troll who eats stinky socks behind the washer, a dragon with sharp fangs at the end of the hall, an evil witch hiding under the bed … these are the things that fill Bartholomew with dread. How will poor Bartholomew get past his fears? Even in the dark, and with only one eye, Tabitha Fink can see clearly how to help her friend Bartholomew. When things get a little dark and scary, Tabitha Fink turns into a Ninja at Night, armed with her courage, her good heart and a flashlight. Make friends with your monsters and they won’t seem so scary anymore, Tabitha advises Bartholomew. Any child who struggles with fear of the dark (and let’s be honest—some grownups too), will appreciate author Rick Felty’s clever, new twist on an age old theme. In addition to dealing with the dark, Ninja at Night teaches children kindness and empathy. “I’ve been there myself. I felt just like you,” Tabitha reassures her friend, Bartholomew. The eye-catching illustrations are precious, and the vivid, earthy colors so pleasing. The assorted “monsters” are scary, but not too scary for little ones—just right. And Tabitha Fink’s heartwarming approach to dealing with them fosters acceptance and inclusion. As in other Felty books, Tabitha Fink, with her one-eye, manages to see through what’s on the outside, right to the heart of each person (or monster). So kids—when it gets dark, put on your best Ninja pajamas, grab your flashlights and your courage, huddle up under the covers, turn off the lights, and read Tabitha Fink: Ninja at Night. You will be glad you did! Another wonderful Tabitha Fink book. I highly recommend it! Review by Deborah Stevenson, Author of award-winning children’s books, Soaring Soren: When French Bulldogs Fly and Oy, Elephants!
Tabitha Fink, the amazing cat with one eye, is treating readers to another story where they will learn and laugh - at the same time. In her latest adventure, she doesn't travel to faraway places as she did in her last book, but rather, helps a playful mouse overcome his fear of the dark. As the story opens, Tabitha Fink is outside her house, introducing readers to herself and her home. She then introduces her good friend, Bartholomew Blink - a mouse with a great big smile. Tabitha and Bartholomew are "besties" who love to play hide and seek all day long. They play inside the house, around the kitchen table, and everywhere there's a good hiding place, until they get tired. Then it's nap time! A little rest, and then it's time to play again - all day long. Until...the daylight slips away. As the sun fades, Bartholomew Blink confides to his friend: "I get kind of scared,"/he admits with a fright./"Things just aren't the same/when the day turns to night." Bartholomew Blink then tells Tabitha Fink about all the scary things that come out at night. The little mouse is convinced there's a big, furry monster in the closet, a witch under the bed...and...and...oh, don't even ask him what's at the bottom of the stairs! Tabitha Fink listens carefully to her friend and thankfully, this is one smart cat! She tells Bartholomew: "You imagine the worst/and you're certain it's true./I've been there myself./I felt just like you." Tabitha Fink's solution of turning into a "Ninja at Night" and what she does as a ninja, will undoubtedly delight children. Her actions as a ninja are funny and author Felty is to be credited for coming up with such a clever and unique solution to Bartholomew's problem. Tabitha Fink Ninja at Night is the third book in the "Tabitha Fink" series, and like the others (Tabitha Fink: The Cat With One Eye and Tabitha Fink On a Mission to Mars), it is an adorable tale about a wonderful, incredibly up-beat cat that young readers will love. This newest book tackles a common fear youngsters often deal with - fear of the dark - and does it with such humor and cheer that little ones will want the book read to them over and over. In short, this is the perfect book not just to help children overcome their fear of the dark, but simply a fun bedtime story for all children. Quill says: The "Tabitha Fink" series just keeps getting better and better - if you haven't discovered this adorable cat yet, you need to check her out! Your children will definitely love her and her exploits!
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Tabitha Fink: Ninja at Night by Rick Felty is the story of Tabitha Fink, a cat who has only one eye. She likes to try out things that no other cat does. She is happy to be different and she lives with Bartholomew Blink, who is a mouse. They sleep every day on carpets and stairs, and play hide and seek around the tables and chairs. They have fun during the daytime, but when it becomes night, things are unpleasant for Bartholomew Blink. He gets scared of the dark and feels there is a scary monster in his closet, and an old witch with a scary old broom underneath the bed. There are a lot of other things too that scare Bartholomew Blink at night, and Tabitha Fink tells him what to do to deal with the fear of darkness. The concept of the story is good. It tells readers to make friends with their monsters before turning off the light. Both characters, Tabitha Fink, the cat, and Bartholomew Blink, the mouse, are adorable and they also show how friends can support each other during difficult times. The illustrations are bright and charming, and they breathe life into the story and bring the scenes and characters alive. It is a good bedtime storybook and the concept makes it an excellent choice for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries. The story has good messages of friendship and overcoming the fear of darkness, which makes it an ideal storybook for children.