Gritty Kitty (Board book)

By Christina Brown (Illustrator), Dr. John Hutton

blue manatee press, 9781936669769, 14pp.

Publication Date: September 3, 2019

List Price: 7.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


“Gritty Kitty, stumble and fall, stand back up—no problem at all!” Young readers will see themselves in Gritty Kitty when Gritty takes a tumble on the playground, struggles to wait patiently for a turn with a favorite toy, and experiences other everyday hurdles. But through grit and resilience, Gritty Kitty learns to get right back up again. With gentle humor, this book encourages young readers to find their own inner strength.

About the Author

Christina Brown is a professional illustrator, but she never would have become one without a little grit! Dr. John Hutton is a pediatrician and author from Cincinnati, Ohio. His areas of expertise include reading, screen time, and early brain development. He is passionate about the power of books to help children understand, imagine, and grow.

Praise For Gritty Kitty

"A gem of a book that encourages kids to toughen up, gently. (starred review)" —Kirkus Reviews