Written by Thomas Macri
Illustrated by Patrick Olliffe and Pete Pantazis
Don’t worry, I bought the book for my son, Walker Dennis. Are there other children’s books with Kitty in them?
This is a Level 3 book. Which means it is meant for Super Readers, Grade 1 – Grade 3. It has paragraphs, suspenseful story lines and character development.
This book is 48 pages, so we were able to read it over several nights to our five month old.
There are seven chapters.
I like this book and wish there were more of them.
This book adapts Uncanny X-Men 141 and 142, the Days of Future Past Storyline. There are some slight changes, which should be expected.
In the future, Wolverine is also collared so he can’t use his powers.
I like on page 7, the homage to 141’s cover. Also how Wolverine has Reed Richards temples.
Chapter Two, is essentially an adaptation of Uncanny X-Men 129 – Kitty’s first appearance. Just without the Emma Frost and the Hellfire Club. Also, instead of Colossus coming to Kitty’s house – it is Jean and Cyclops.
In the future, I like how Rachel Summers is wearing her current costume, turkey jacket and everything!
Chapter Five, Kate wakes up in Kitty’s body. Jean is wearing a costume unique to this story. Jean confirms Kate’s story and Cyclops tells the team that they are heading to Washington DC. I like how he doesn’t ask any follow up questions, that is the life of an X-Man.
Mind you, Xavier is present in those pages, Jean is there just to show Jean. Or maybe that is why Cyclops didn’t question the tale, as Jean confirmed it.
In this book, they are merely only trying to prevent Senator Kelly’s kidnapping. Which makes sense of a change.
I do like how the book has the correct Brotherhood, all are present. Avalanche is in a costume that is also unique to this book.
Another thing to note, is there a rule of how many chapters these books can be? The first six chapters are barely five pages each. Chapter Seven is nearly the combined number of pages. Actually, it is just a double length chapter once I did a page count.
Story ends the way it does from Uncanny X-Men 142, except it is Mystique with the crossbow. Kate takes her out, regardless. As soon as she does, she faints as her mission is a success. I like how the image shown appears like Cyclops is holding Colossus back from going to Kitty. There can only be the one X-couple when Jean and Scott are around.
Book ends with SHIELD taking Mystique away.
Here is hoping that this book sells and they make more children’s books based off of Kitty’s adventures with the X-Men. Kitty’s Fairy Tale, would work, for one.