Image: A black cat sits in a smiling jack-o-lantern, looking up and smiling happily. Behind the kitten is a pumpkin patch and a night sky with bats, stars, and a crescent moon. Text: "Spooky Little Kitten."

KidLit Book Review: Spooky Little Kitten by Rosa von Feder and Rachel Foo


Celebrate Halloween with our sweet and spooky little black kitten! Little ones will love exploring the many festive adventures that await on Halloween night with a cute and cuddly little kitty companion! Mixing sweet illustrations with seasonal fun, kiddos will be entertained by this enjoyable early learning book.


  • Title: Spooky Little Kitten
  • Author: Rosa von Feder
  • Illustrator: Rachel Foo
  • Cover Artist: Rachel Foo
  • Publisher: Cottage Door Press
  • ISBN: 1680529277
  • Publication Date: June 9, 2020
  • For Ages: 1-5
  • Category: Board Book
  • Spooky-Scary or Spooky-Fun? 🎃 Fun.

I’d like to thank Cottage Door Press for providing an advance copy via Edelweiss+ in exchange for review consideration.


Nobody does adorable board books quite like Cottage Door Press, especially adorable Halloween board books. Spooky Little Kitten is another sweet, charming, and beautifully illustrated addition to their seasonal library. The story follows Mama Cat as she searches through a happy haunted house on Halloween to find her playful kitten Spooky. Little ones will enjoy the adventure of helping Mama Cat find Spooky by pointing out all the places where Spooky could be hiding, and they will love the silly, playful rhymes when Mama Cat finds humorously Halloween-y creatures like a newt in a boot and a bat in a hat instead of her mischievous kitten.

Image: A black cat walks through a spooky house with cobwebs on the walls and bats hanging from the ceiling. A friendly white skeleton wearing a bowler hat smiles and waves from inside an open closet.

Rachel Foo’s warm, bright art is perfect for this sweet story. Her spooky creatures are friendly and playful, and the colors are perfect for Halloween but never too garish or overwhelming for tiny readers. There are lots of fun details adding to the ambience of the haunted house and small clues hinting at Spooky’s possible hiding places, giving young eyes just enough to look at to develop learning and reasoning skills. Mama Cat and Spooky are lovable characters with plenty of personality, and when they find each other at the end of the book, it’s a heartwarming scene with a lovely holiday message. This is a fun family story with adorably spooky art that little ones will love.


I’m so ready for Halloween! I give this book 4.5 out of 5 coffins.

4.5 Coffins

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