Children’s Picture Book Review ~ Lions Can’t Eat Spaghetti by Bethany Ramos

Posted: October 19, 2016 in Children's books, reviews
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Author: Bethany Ramos
Publisher: 4RV Publishing
Pages: 50
Genre: Children’s Picture Book



My Review

A sweet story about a little boy who takes in what he thinks is a stray kitten, but proves to be a lion cub.

As the cub grows, his friends and family react differently than he had hoped.

This wonderful little story is filled with beautiful, fun illustrations, and it has an important message. If you love something or someone, it’s hard, but sometimes you have to let them go for them to be safe and happy.

You are your little ones will have a delightful time as you share this story.

4 Stars



Christopher finds a kitten on his doorstep, which, to his surprise, grows up into a lion! Since Christopher already loves his pet, he tries to introduce him to his everyday life, much to the horror of his friends, family, and neighbors.

Lions Can’t Eat Spaghetti is a lighthearted children’s book for ages 3 to 6 that celebrates the special bond that all children have with animals.

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Book Excerpt:

Christopher ducked his head and pulled up his jacket. It’s pouring, he thought as he raced toward his house. He ran so fast he almost missed it – a little kitten sat on his doorstep.

“Hey, little kitty,” Christopher said. “Let’s go inside to get warm until we find where you live.” The wet, shivery kitten purred.

Christopher poured his new friend a bowl of milk and gave him some leftover hamburger from the refrigerator. “Sorry, we don’t have kitty food – hope you like hamburger. Now let’s try to find where you belong.”

Christopher thought and thought until a great idea came to him, the perfect idea to help the kitty find his way home. He’d use his crayons and make a sign to put in the neighborhood. The kitty’s owners must miss him by now.

Christopher waited a month before he said, “It looks like no one lost their kitten, so I get to name you. I’ll call you Kip, Kip the kitten. I like it!”

Christopher raced home from school every day to play with his new pet. Every afternoon, little by little, Christopher noticed Kip looked different.


About Author Bethany Ramos


Bethany Ramos is a children’s book author, editor, and blogger. She is a regular contributor to Bethany’s first children’s book, Lions Can’t Eat Spaghetti, was published through 4RV Publishing in 2016. Her second children’s book, There’s a Bumbie Under My Bed, was published by Saturn’s Moon Press, also in 2016. Her first chick lit novel, 5 Stages of Grief, was published by Black Opal Books in 2011; her second chick lit novel, Adventure to Love, was published by Soul Mate Publishing in 2013.

Bethany works as Editor in Chief for Naturally Healthy Publications.



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  1. Sounds like a cute read! I love the cover!

  2. admin says:

    Thanks for your wonderful review, Laura!

  3. A fabulous cover. I can see the lion slurping up a noodle. :-)
    sherry @ fundinmental

  4. Awe this is adorable. I am sure Princess Sophia would love it :) thank you for sharing it.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I bet she will, KIm! You might want to have a stuffed lion for her to cuddle afterwards as she’ll be wanting her own lion friend:)

  5. Thanks for sharing this cutness!