Grumpy cat / illustrated by Britta Teckentrup.
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- ISBN: 9781905417681 (hbk.)
- ISBN: 1905417683 (hbk.)
- ISBN: 9781905417698
- ISBN: 1905417691
|Subject:||Cats > Pictorial works > Juvenile fiction.
|Genre:||Children's stories > Pictorial works.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2008 April #1
*Starred Review* The frowning, brown cat with black stripes sits alone, eats alone, and is considered grumpy by other cats. He certainly looks grumpy. One stormy night a tiny, orange kitten shows up, wet and soggy. Kitten ignores Cat's glare, following him about, rolling on her belly, picking her way behind him on a picket fence. Cat climbs a tree to rid himself of his shadow, but Kitten stays right behind. Then, while trying to balance on a thin branch, she slips. What's a grumpy cat to do? This more than satifies the requirements for an outstanding picture book for the youngest listeners. The characters are appealing, the story is short and linear, and the ending is warm and satisfactory. But the highpoint is the art; graphically inspired, textured, and large in scale, it can be enjoyed from a lap or the back of a room. The format is focused, with the two felines always the center of attention, ensuring children's allegiance to the cats, each with its own wants and needs and both totally appealing. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.
- School Library Journal Reviews : SLJ Reviews 2008 May
PreS-Gr 1â Grumpy Cat isn't really grumpyâhe's just lonely. He wants to make friends but doesn't know how. When he meets a lost, playful kitten, he almost misses his chance to befriend her by walking away. The kitten's cheerfulness almost comes to naught, until a near accident causes Grumpy Cat to save her. From there the path of true friendship runs smooth. This is a simple, familiar story greatly enhanced by bold, colorful illustrations on large areas of white space. Teckentrup creates remarkably expressive characters with a few select colors and, in particular, use of white space within the eyes. The uncluttered layout keeps readers focused on the interaction between the two cats so that even when they are small creatures in a big world, they are the center of attention. This is a winningly attractive book that will have broad appeal. Join it with Judith Byron Schachner's The Grannyman (Dutton, 1999) and Sam Lloyd's Mr. Pusskins (S & S, 2006) to celebrate feline friendship.âKara Schaff Dean, Walpole Public Library, MA[Page 110]. Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.