Whiny Kitty 1 – First day at school

Whiny Kitty is an illustrated series by Ayla Çınaroğlu, who was nominated in the list of honor of IBBY in 2008 and nominated for Hans Christian Andersen award in 2008. The series is illustrated by the awarded illustrator Mustafa Delioglu.

It’s the first day of school and a new period starts in Whiny Kitty’s life. As she will be away from home for the first time, Whiny is anxious about being in a classroom with strangers. Despite the encouragement of her parents, Whiny Kitty does not want to go to school. So the first day she pretends to be ill. But she misses so much at school. All other kitties are making new friends and playing games.

The first book of the Whiny Kitty series encourages children to go to school by showing the positive sides of meeting new friends and learning new things.


Illustrated story, Uçanbalık, 2011, 36 pages

Themes: School life, fears, friendship

Age: 5+



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