From Linda Smith and David Roberts comes a funny, heartwarming tale about the wonderful things that can happen when you open your door to friendship.
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Linda Smith is the author of When Moon Fell Down, Mrs. Biddlebox, There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Boot, and the Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor Book Mrs. Crump's Cat. Linda lived a full life in a short period of time. On June 28, 2000, she passed away after a two-year battle with breast cancer, but she left behind a world of language, love, and good humor that shines through in her books.
David Roberts is the illustrator of A House Called Awful End and the other books in the popular Eddie Dickens Trilogy, as well as the picture books Rapunzel: A Groovy Fairy Tale and the Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book Mrs. Crump's Cat. He is also the author-illustrator of the picture book Dirty Bertie. David was runner-up for the prestigious Mother Goose Award for children's illustration. He lives in London, England.From School Library Journal:
Grade 2-4-When Mrs. Crump finds a cat on her porch step, she is determined to get rid of it. However, when she rushes out in the rain to buy a pint of cream, she ends up with a shiny red pet dish and a dainty yellow collar with a silver bell. As the woman continually makes excuses for not putting the animal out, expressive language implies the underlying loneliness and hope for companionship she feels. It would be foolish to turn out a dry cat only to have a wet one on the porch step again-¦it seemed such a shame to waste a half pint of cream-¦. But the most telling sign that she really wants him to stay is when she describes him as a finicky troublesome WET yellow cat with FLEAS on the Found flyer that she hangs. A mix of traditional and art-deco-style artwork and furnishings draws readers in to peruse each page and to marvel at the insides of the classic old-fashioned grocery store. This evenly paced story is great for a read-aloud and discussion and units on descriptive writing.-Wanda Meyers-Hines, Ridgecrest Elementary School, Huntsville, AL
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060283025
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