Kittens for Free

Hadar Reuven
Writer & Illustrator:
Hadar Reuven

2013 Hapinkas Award for outstanding illustrations

5 years old girl Belle gets a sweet cat, named Pearl, whom becomes her best friend. The two teach each other essential things, chatting together “with wiggles and squirms”. A feline-human idyllic. One day Belle notices that her Pearl is having a hard time climbing trees, eating twice as she used to, sleeps a lot and hungry most of the time – Pearl became pregnant. Then, the awaited day arrives and a second kitten came to the world. But soon, many more days like this one come, and the house gets filled with kittens – a troublesome situation which should be quickly resolved.

2013 | 48 pp. | Age 3+ | English translation available | Rights Sold: KoreanHebrew

“A must book. An incredibly sweet book… when you see the wonderful illustrations in the book, you would like to adopt both the girl and the kitten.” Osnat Blair, Lihiot Horim, magazin for parents

“The writing is flowing, suitable for kids, and accompanied with beautiful and special illustrations by the author, which is a winning combination. Not only for cat lovers.” – Adi S. Bashan, Horim Veyeladim, magazin

“Dramatic and extraordinary style. Reuven’s ability to convey emotions and atmosphere is admirable. Exclusive, impressive and grandiose visual journey.” – Tamar Hochshtater, HaPinkas, journal

Hadar Reuven is a gifted artist. Her creative and artistic talent were already recognized at childhood, and at age of 14 she was invited to participate in a Program of Sciences and Arts for Gifted Students – Weizmann Institute of Science. She exhibits her art and illustration in solo exhibitions and group exhibitions throughout the world.