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Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library! Hardcover – Bargain Price, September 15, 2009


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 1 - 6 years
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 15, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316068748
  • ASIN: B004HB1D0O
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 9.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #808,495 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 2—This heartwarming picture book is based on the authors' adult title, Dewey (Grand Central, 2008). It describes how on a cold night Myron found a tiny kitten in the return box at Spencer Public Library in Iowa, and the feline's impact on the library community. Dewey Readmore Books overcame unpleasant encounters with young children who picked him up upside down or petted him the wrong way and settled in, "happy" to help people. The realistic illustrations, done in vibrant watercolors, bring the tale to life (the orange cat's expressions are priceless). The story moves along swiftly, and will be a hit with readers requesting animal books.—Beth Cuddy, Seward Elementary School, Auburn, NY END

About the Author

Vicki Myron was born on a farm fifteen miles from Spencer, Iowa. At the age of thirty-four, after a failed marriage, single motherhood, and a stint on welfare,she graduated summa cum laude from MankatoStateUniversity and has a masters degree from EmporiaStateUniversity.She worked at the Spencer Public Library for twenty-five years, the last twenty as director. She lives in Spencer, Iowa.

Bret Witter is a book editor and professional writer. Raised in north Alabama, he currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, two children and his fourteen-year-old cat Kiki.

Steve James has always enjoyed making pictures. Steve received his BFA in illustration from BrighamYoungUniversity where he studied traditional painting techniques. He now lives in Lehi, Utah with his wife and crazy cat.

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Customer Reviews

This is a beautifully illustrated and charming story.
A. Harris
Dewey There's a Cat in the Library is an excellent book for children Recommend for the children's section of your local library.
Jan E. Wiedemann
I also got the adult book about Dewey and I am so looking forward to reading it.
Diane Worland

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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Verlen TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 13, 2009
Format: Hardcover
As an adult, you may have read the grown up version of Dewey Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World. This child's version is even more charming! Dewey kind of brings out the child in one and here is a book to share with your children of the intrepid cat who becomes the Spencer Library cat.

The author, Vicki Myron, finds Dewey in the library drop box and after nursing him back to health decides he will become a library cat. My grandchildren liked the story of Dewey and liked sharing his thoughts as he rambles through the library, hits story time and generally charms the hearts of all he encounters.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By N. Walker on September 1, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is an adorable book about a kitten who is found in a library's book return and is adopted by the librarian as the "Library Cat" and is named "Dewey Readmore Books". The story is very heartwarming and funny. My 5-year-old twins (as well as myself) laughed out loud several times. The artwork is also very impressive--it looks very lifelike. A great purchase.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Char Setters on September 26, 2009
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Because I enjoyed the first book about Dewey, I wanted to see how much of the story would be included in the children's book. As it turned out, it was just right. This is one of the cutest cats I have ever seen and the illustrations are wonderful. I have six cats that I adore and I would gladly add a cat like Dewey any day. He is truly a cat who made a difference and touched the lives of many - both young and old. He could also be named Dewey - a Cat of Peace. I am taking this book as a gift to our local library where I volunteer and I cannot wait to see the children's faces when they check in the book.

I highly recommend this book and thank you, Amazon, for letting me know that it was coming on the market.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Keri A. on October 7, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is a beautifully illustrated story of a cat who ends up in a book drop and becomes the library's cat - based on a true story. The pictures are so well done that you will find yourself wanting to reach into them and snuggle the kitten for yourself. The story itself however is kind of choppy and doesn't really flow very well. Dewey gets petted the wrong way, he peers at a baby, he gets chased around story time and held upside down, and he cheers up a sad little girl. If you child loves cats, then this book is probably worth getting based on the illustrations alone, but if you are looking for a great story to read and re-read this is not your book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Charity A. VINE VOICE on September 22, 2009
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If you've heard the true story about Dewey the library cat or even if you haven't, this is an excellent version to share with a child in your life.

Dewey is a kitten who is abandoned in a drop box at a library and becomes an integral part of the Library. At first, he has a hard time settling in with all the noise and strange behaviors of the patrons. Eventually, though (and with a good bit of humor while communicating with a toy mouse) he decides that it is his job to help the patrons of the library, and help he does! From working, to entertaining to reaching out to a poor, sad little girl and making her laugh, Dewey shows he is the heart of that tiny little Iowa library.

I loved this book. The story was well-written and humorous. At several points, both my daughter (4-year-old) and I laughed and giggled at Dewey's exploits. I enjoyed it so much, I am purchasing a second copy to give as a gift. The illustrations are bright and well-drawn and Dewey is a lovable character.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Karen K. Hart VINE VOICE on October 6, 2009
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My four-year-old son and I very much enjoyed this book. The illustrations are adorable, and my son couldn't stop giggling at Dewey's antics throughout the book. Most of Dewey's story was nice, and my son immediately asked to read it again when we finished reading it the first time.
My only qualm is the way children treat Dewey all the way through the book. Although I don't doubt that a library cat would receive some abuse from children--and the book does explain the right direction in which to pet a cat--the book sort of gives the impression that Dewey ENJOYS being treated roughly. Even if such a thing is true in this case--and I haven't read the longer book about Dewey yet, so I don't know--the way the children treat the cat in the story could set a bad precedent for real kids. Even setting concern for the cat aside, a kid who pulls these stunts (ear-grabbing, backward petting, chasing, carrying upside down) with an average cat could very well get bitten or scratched.
Still, I highly recommend Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library! for people who have had other experience with cats.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Harris on December 15, 2010
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This is a beautifully illustrated and charming story. Dewey's Christmas at the Library is part of the true story of one very lucky animal who touched the lives of millions of people. Dewey was an abandoned kitten who was thrown into the bookdrop of a library in the winter-time and left to freeze to death. Happily a good-hearted librarian came in and not only found the poor creature, but also rescued him and convinced the library board and staff that a cat would be a wonderful mascot for their institution.

This specific part of Dewey's story is a delightful Christmas read as Dewey "helps" decorate the library Christmas tree with his yarn and other objects, and also enchants every child and adult he meets. If you're a cat or animal lover, you will smile for sure, and feel the warmth of yet another sappy, but sweet Christmas tale.
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