Ginger Board Book

3.98 avg rating
( 223 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780744581492: Ginger Board Book

Ginger is a very contented cat. He lives with a little girl who takes perfect care of him. But one day she brings home a naughty little black kitten and Ginger's blissful world is turned upside down! The kitten jumps on Ginger, cats his food and even sleeps in his basket until eventually Ginger decides to leave home. But the little girl misses Ginger very much, so she goes outside in the rain to look for him. Eventually she finds him, wet and sad, hiding under a bush. She brings him back inside and tucks him up in his basket, but she's sorry that Ginger and the naughty little kitten can't get on. But when she comes back later, she finds Ginger's basket empty and both cat and kitten in the cardboard box, getting along famously! Brilliantly designed and edited to preserve the splendour of the original artwork and text, this classic picture book has been superbly reinvented and adapted into this practical new format, perfect for very young children.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Ginger has a problem. Having lived the luxurious life of a pampered cat, complete with hand-prepared special meals and his own basket, he's suddenly confronted with a kitten in the house. Ginger watches with utter feline disapproval as the kitten leaps out from behind doors, eats his food, and, in a show of phenomenal gall, climbs into Ginger's beautiful basket. Because the little girl who pampers him makes no signs of taking the frenetic little fur ball away, Ginger has no choice but to leave home. The girl retrieves an angry, cold Ginger from under a bush and sadly concludes that the two cats will never be companions. A delightful surprise ending lets us know that there is hope for these two becoming furry friends after all.

Charlotte Voake tells Ginger's story with the pen, paints, and perspective of a keen cat observer. Both the frantic hijinks of the kitten and the dignified disgust of Ginger are perfectly reflected in Voake's enchanting, comical illustrations. Kids will enjoy hearing the simple, lovely story and taking in the captivating, humorous expressions and body language of the cats. Not only is Ginger the cat's meow (one of the best cat books ever!), it also makes the perfect gift for an older sibling having trouble with the arrival of a new "kitten" in the playroom. (Ages 3 to 7)

About the Author:

Charlotte Voake is one of the most acclaimed contemporary children's book illustrators. Her books include Over the Moon; Tom's Cat; First Things First (shortlisted for the Smarties Book Award); Mrs Goose's Baby (shortlisted for the Best Book for Babies Award); The Best of Aesop's Fables (shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award); Amy Said; The Three Little Pigs and Other Bedtime Stories; the Read and Wonder title Caterpillar Caterpillar (shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award); Mr Davies and the Baby, Here Comes the Train! and Elsie Piddock Skips in her Sleep. She is married with two children and lives in Surrey.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Voake, Charlotte
Published by Walker Books Ltd (2001)
ISBN 10: 0744581494 ISBN 13: 9780744581492
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Walker Books Ltd, 2001. Board book. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110744581494

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 54.90
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Voake, Charlotte
Published by Walker Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0744581494 ISBN 13: 9780744581492
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Walker Books Ltd. BOARD BOOK. Book Condition: New. 0744581494 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1235857

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 277.33
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds