Grandma's Cat

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9780395730942: Grandma's Cat

Grandma's cat eludes the fascinated narrator until she tempers her exuberance: instead of chasing him, she courts the cat gently and patiently, offering soft pats and a treat.

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A girl's attempts to befriend her grandmother's "round and fat" cat are at the sweet center of this brief but witty look at feline behavior. "He hides./ I seek" begins the adventure as the girl's overzealous overtures provoke some serious cat attitude and even a scratch on the nose. When Grandma offers sage but simple advice, "just be very gentle," things soon turn downright snuggly: "I sit./ I clap./ He tries my lap." Ketteman (Not Yet, Yvette) delivers a full roller coaster of emotion with an economy of words. Her rhythmic, rhyming (mostly) couplets speak to every child who has tried desperately to express fondness for a pet. Winborn's (Digby & Kate) sprightly ink-and-watercolor illustrations depict an equally compelling visual story line, expanding on the spare text by showing the often hilarious actions of both cat and kid. The artwork also adds another important dimension: Grandma, gardening in her green overalls, takes care that her plucky young charge is never in too much danger. Ages 4-7.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal:

Kindergarten-Grade 1?Grandma's persnickety feline is appropriately wary of the little girl who chases him around in search of friendship. She pursues him through the garden, up stairs and tree limbs, until finally, he plants his claws on her nose. Grandma wisely suggests another tactic for winning his affections. The child uses gentleness to gain kitty's trust, and after quietly courting him with his favorite treats, the pair become best friends. Grandma's Cat is delightfully told in brief, rhymed sentences that make a charming group or individual read-aloud, yet are simple enough for beginning readers to try on their own. The pastel garden setting is whimsically rendered in watercolor, with very likable, expressive characters that perfectly complement this satisfying story.?Christina Linz, Alachua County Library District, Gainesville,
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Ketteman, Helen
Published by HMH Books for Young Readers (1996)
ISBN 10: 0395730945 ISBN 13: 9780395730942
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description HMH Books for Young Readers, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110395730945

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