* Beverly Hills Book Award Finalist 2016
* Readers' Favorite Book Award Winner 2016
* Pacific Book Award Finalist 2016
5-Star Review - "This is a great inspirational and fun story for young readers. Rick Felty's colorfully illustrated picture book story, Tabitha Fink On a Mission to Mars, is a clever teaching tool to help young readers overcome or at least try to manage their fear of things that are new and different. By using a cute cat as the brave explorer, the story, with its rhyming verse and humorous innuendos, allows young readers to feel good and brave like Tabitha Fink."
- Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
"Hang onto your hats...er...spaceships (!) because Tabitha Fink, the amazing one-eyed cat, is at it again, and this time she's heading to Mars! Quill says: Another winner from author Rick Felty. I hope he plans to send Tabitha Fink on many more adventures because I can't wait to see where she goes next!"
- Ellen Feld for Feathered Quill
Tabitha Fink is a special cat, a cat with one eye who loves to explore. In this her second book, Tabitha goes on an exciting adventure in space to the planet Mars where she learns how rewarding it can be to try something new. She also meets some new friends along the way and helps them to overcome their fear of things that are different. With cute drawings and wonderful rhymes, Tabitha Fink On a Mission to Mars is a great book for early readers and children of all ages.
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Hang onto your hats…er…spaceships (!) because Tabitha Fink, the amazing one-eyed cat, is at it again, and this time she’s heading to Mars! We first met Tabitha Fink in the delightful book Tabitha Fink: The Cat With One Eye. In that story, Tabitha Fink showed the world that she’s a pretty awesome cat, and while she only has one eye, that certainly didn’t hold her back from doing ANYTHING. In fact, it is, in part, what makes her amazing and super cool. The story has a great message for kids to be what they want, and despite any ‘differences’ they may have, they’re all pretty amazing and super cool too. Now Tabitha Fink has decided to take a trip to Mars (!) and she’s taking us along. You see, Tabitha Fink is curious about the people on Mars. How do they travel? What do they eat? Do they like to paint or perhaps draw? When Tabitha Fink arrives on Mars, she quickly meets the local Martians. A charming group of smiling folks, they show Tabitha Fink around the landscape. The curious cat learns all about local food and customs. But then she spots a little Martian who is quite shy. Will Tabitha Fink be able to help the little space child conquer his fears? When I saw another Tabitha Fink book arrive for review, I grabbed it for myself. I reviewed the first book about this wonderful one-eyed cat (did you know there is a real Tabitha Fink? – you can learn more about her/see a photo at the author’s website). Like the first, this tale is told in simple rhyme that keeps the story moving at a brisk pace. The story is adorable and the illustrations are absolutely perfect. Perhaps the most creative thing here is the use of imaginary things that the Martians use, and that the author actually manages to find words to rhyme with these odd-sounding creations. Try rhyming “Flipperty-Flang” with something that doesn’t sound forced! Overall, this is another book that young (and old) cat enthusiasts, as well as those who simply enjoy a fun story, will love. Quill says: Another winner from author Rick Felty. I hope he plans to send Tabitha Fink on many more adventures because I can’t wait to see where she goes next!
Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite “Different is cool,” says Tabitha Fink and it is cool to learn new things, even if, at first, they seem a little bit scary. But Tabitha Fink isn’t scared. In fact, she’s a cat on a mission to learn all she can, this time about the far distant planet of Mars. She knows that a lot of things are different on Mars, like the things Martians do for fun, how they travel, and the food they eat, but she doesn’t know what the differences are and she’s determined to find out. Tabitha Fink makes an excursion to Mars in her spaceship and she meets some really cool young Martians who teach her how they play, how they travel, and what they eat. But there is one Martian who is afraid to come and meet Tabitha Fink. She reaches out in friendship and points out that it doesn’t matter if we’re all different, that’s what makes life so interesting. Rick Felty’s colorfully illustrated picture book story, Tabitha Fink On a Mission to Mars, is a clever teaching tool to help young readers overcome or at least try to manage their fear of things that are new and different. By using a cute cat as the brave explorer, the story, with its rhyming verse and humorous innuendos, allows young readers to feel good and brave like Tabitha Fink. The cat herself is even different as she only has one eye, but that doesn’t stop her from exploring and learning about the universe around her. This is a great inspirational and fun story for young readers.