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Fashion Kitty

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3.93  ·  Rating details ·  1,889 ratings  ·  135 reviews
On her birthday, as Kiki Kittie is making her wish, a pile of fashion magazines tumble on her head and voila! Fashion Kitty is born. As such, she helps other kittens with their wardrobe dilemmas and with their interactions with their peers. The story, though seemingly simplistic, touches upon a variety of themes including bullying, self-esteem, and family relationships. Fa ...more
Paperback, Graphic Novel, 96 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by Hyperion Books for Children
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Rebecca McNutt
This book looks enticing with all its glitter and full-color pictures, but what it holds greatly in aesthetics, it seriously lacks in text. Never mind the fact that the most creative title they could come up with was "Fashion Kitty", this book was generic, predictable, silly and at times boring. It had the potential to be so much better than it was, and it's a great example of why you shouldn't judge a book by its unnecessarily glittery cover. I was hoping for something original but all this was ...more
Mar 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Fashion Kitty is a graphic novel about a cat with fashion-crime solving powers. She helps her friend, Mary Jane, to avoid a fashion faux pas by matching perfect outfits for her, and helps her to get revenge on the popular girl in school who tried to make her wear a silly outfit. In the end, the popular girl gets teased and Mary Jane comes to her aid, showing how kindness is always the best way to act, even if someone has been mean to you.
This graphic novel is very “girly.” The illustrations are
Feb 10, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: graphic-novel
FASHION KITTY is a graphic novel book written and illustrated by Charise Mericle Marpet. It is about a girl cat named Kiki who lives with her mother, father, little sister Lana and their pet mouse, mousey. The story begins by explaining how Kiki's family is unlike other cat families. Because they have a mouse as a pet, they are vegetarian and because all the family knows that Kiki is Fashion Kitty. On Kiki's birthday something happens to her that makes her even more special. She gains special po ...more
Parry Rigney
Jan 26, 2011 rated it liked it
Kiki Kitty is just her normal, fashionable, kitty self...until one day an unexplainable event occurs and she is given fashion super powers! Fashion Kitty is born, with the abilities to to help little kitties everywhere with their fashion crises.

Fun, silly, and girly, Fashion Kitty is a quick read with lots of appeal. The pictures are adorable. The storyline is very simple and pretty wacky/a bit nonsensical...kind of like something a kid would make up. I could see this inspiring kids to make the
Oct 09, 2013 added it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Fashion Kitty is about a cat family with a mouse for a pet. On Kiki's birthday, a disaster happens with her birthday cake, the candles, and a shelf of fashion magazines falling on her head as she was blowing out the candles. Because of this, Kiki turned into the Fashion Kitty, where she had a secret costume to disguise her looks and could fly. She flew to a classmates house to help her decide what to wear to school, and even played a mean trick on the most popular and rude girl in school.

This b
Adriana Brown
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Fashion Kitty by Charise Harper is a fun graphic novel for children. It reassures children that being unusual and different from everyone else is not a bad thing. It teaches children to accept people for who they are and to be kind to them. I loved how this book related to the Cinderella story-line with the evil step sisters and step-mother since Kiki's life was ruined when her father decided to remarry and move the family to the other side of the country. I think many students could relate to h ...more
Gianna Petrillo
Apr 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
1. 4th-6th grade
2. This book is about a fashionable kitty cat that happens to get superpowers for her birthday. Those superpowers consists of her being able to mix and match hundreds of outfits in a single second. She uses those powers to help out her friends and peers who are having fashion emergencies.
3. I think students would like reading this book if they have an eye for fashion or superhero books. This book is adorable but also really cool. I like how long it is and the different style of
Oct 19, 2011 rated it liked it
"Fashion Kitty" by Charise Mercile Harper is a story of a Kitty who gets into fashion after a pile of fashion magazines fall on her head on her birthday. She kicks it up and notch and becomes a fashion hero!
I enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it to young girls. Girls love fashion, and so they can really relate to and enjoy this book. The story had great humor in it which definitely enhances the enjoyment of the story. As a teacher, I'm not sure I would read this aloud to my class,
Erin Reilly-Sanders
Sep 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
Ah, this was so much better than Babymouse! While they both have similar girlie audiences and hype up the pink, Fashion Kitty is surprisingly not so materialistic, whiney, and self-centered. As the back of the novel points out, she has a (mostly) good heart. The first volume also seems more about dressing to look good than fashion and has some great funny moments.
May 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I liked this book because it should lot of friendship.
Jessica Blonder
Fashion Kitty
By Mericle Harper
No awards
Grades: 3rd- 4th
Summary: Kiki is a slightly odd cat with a great sense of fashion. On her birthday, she discovered she has fashion powers. She now can, mix and match hundreds of outfits in a single second. Kiki helps other cats by preventing them from making fashion mistakes.
Review: This book is so cute! It definitely is geared more towards girls but it can be argued that it can get girls into graphic novels.
Activities in the classroom:
Go over the color
Rachel Barrios
Oct 10, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-novel
This book, Fashion Kitty, is very girly filled with tons of fashion and pink. It is weird to me because it is mainly about being made fun because of what you wear, which I don't feel is a huge issue and young kids wouldn't really care much about it. This book is supposed to be about self-esteem, but Kiki seeks out those who don't dress the way she does, and helps them to be more stylish. This is sending the message to kids that they are not free to express their own dress style. Kiki also uses t ...more
Madeline (The Bookish Mutant)
I have many good memories with this book. I picked it up at the library when I was about eight or nine years old, and I was instantly obsessed. Unfortunately, I never ended up finding/reading any of the others (insert eight-year-old self screeching in agony here), but this book is partly what inspired me to want to write. Oh, the fond memories of Fashion Kitty...<3
gretchen johnson
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Not my type but reminded me of my childhood
Aug 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
A true work of art.
Taylor Cayes
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Excellent for little ones.
Apr 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-books
Follow up lol after reading Fancy Nancy. Go vegetarian cats!
Jan 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Quirky and fun. Making note of it here for future reference for my 4-year-old to read in a few years.
Lucia wants to read anything featuring a cat or an owl. This is a silly, fluffy, story , but Lucia is entranced.
Melanie Hobbs
Mar 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Pure silliness. Gave me a giggle.
Katie Fitzgerald
This review covers the first three books of the Fashion Kitty series.

Though I love Charise Mericle Harper, it took me a long time to get around to reading Fashion Kitty. I love the Just Grace series and her picture book, Cupcake, so it really was just a matter of time, but since I am neither a fashionista nor a cat lady, a book combining those two themes didn't necessarily strike me as a good fit. Finally, though, all three volumes - Fashion Kitty (2005), Fashion Kitty Versus the Fashion Queen(2
Christina Mathers
Oct 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Fashion Kitty was written and illustrated by Charise Mericle Harper in 2005. This book is a children’s graphic novel. It is about cat named Kiki Kittie. The story is written in third person and first person by Kiki Kittie. She is a normal cat until her birthday. Kiki starts the story off explaining why her family is unusual. The text is written in a child-like writing, which helps keep the book a little more interesting. I believe it keeps it more interesting because it makes you think it is act ...more
Jordon Worley
Sep 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
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Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Fashion Kitty by Charise Mericle Harper is a great book for young girls who are starting to excel in their reading. This graphic novel was an adorable and fun read that has humor and a sweet story to it. I really like the idea of incorporating graphic novels into the classroom setting. I believe that these books really set children up for moving onto chapter books. They have enough text on each page to get the child reading more text than in traditional picture books and enough illustrations to ...more
Mar 02, 2012 added it

Fashion Kitty by Charise Mericle Harper is a fun and fast-paced book. Overall the book is about a kitty that turns into a super hero kitty called Fashion Kitty. Her duty is to save other kitties from the dangers of bad fashion.
The book is great for reluctant readers as the writing style is simple and easy to comprehend. It is also a good book for readers transitioning from picture books to chapter books. The book seems to target more of a female readership as the storyline is typical of the t
Rachel Schoenian
Mar 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Fashion Kitty by Charise Mericle Harper is a graphic novel that has to do with a talking kitty that turns into a fashion super hero. She deals with fashion dilemmas and even different relationships throughout the book. The cover really caught my eye with the glittery title and even when I opened it up to start reading, the pages were all pink and gray with cartoon illustrations. I think novels that are set up like a comic book can really catch a child’s eye; I feel as if it’s a style they might ...more
Dani Heller
Mar 25, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
For my graphic novel, I chose to read Fashion Kitty written and illustrated by Charise Mericle Harper. This story was easy to read and I can see how much fun it would be for young readers, especially girls! I think it would be best for girls grades 3-5. It is about a girl cat named Kiki who lives with her mother, father, little sister Lana and their pet mouse, mousey. The story begins by explaining how Kiki's family is unlike other cat families. They compare how the Kittie's having a pet mouse, ...more
Oct 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
Fashion Kitty, written by Charise Harper is the first graphic novel for children that I have ever read, and I must admit that after reading it, I can understand the appeal. The book follows the sassy, fashion-obsessed Kiki Kittie, a feline superhero who travels around, helping those in need of help with their fashion and style problems. This book is funny and interesting, and Kiki's feisty attitude will leave kids rolling. Although it may seem shallow, the book does address deeper issues like se ...more
Patrice Sartor
GENRE: Fiction, graphic novel.

SUMMARY: In a bizarre birthday-cake candle blowing incident, Kiki Kittie was struck by a vase and then hit on the head with a bunch of fashion magazines, which turned her into Fashion Kitty, able to hear fashion calls of despair. She rushes to the aid of friends and strangers alike, preventing fashion mishaps of the first degree.

EVALUATION: As a die-hard tomboy, I find obvious 'girly' titles like this a bit difficult to take. However, the artwork was well done, and
Anne Catesby
Oct 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: graphic-novel
Fashion Kitty written and illustrated by Charise Mericle Harper is great graphic novel for young girls. This is a story about a young kitty named Kiki who one day discovers that she has powers beyond her control. She is able to sense a fashion crisis at any time. However, when a boy at her school gets into a tiff with Kiki he is threatens to out her secret identity to everyone. However, when Kiki and her friends ban together they are able to stop the boy and keep her secret an identity. I believ ...more
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