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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Format: Hardcover
Author/artist Nina Laden has written a new (children's) take on a familiar Shakespearean theme- true love won and lost, only for Romeow and Drooliet, the star-crossed cat and dog kept apart by a growling rottweiler, their astonished owners and the auspices of Animal Control, true love wins out in the end.

Cleverly writing in iambic pentameter, Laden structures a humorous, romantic tale of the lovers parted by circumstances (and snarling dogs) beyond their control. Parents will appreciate the Shakespearean rhythms, even if the children do not pick up on this connection. But the rhyme and meter are what make this book so enchanting, combined with dramatic, vividly colored illustrations, a celebration of the power of good literature to inform and endure, easily transformed for enjoyment by the younger generation.

The Cast of Characters at the beginning of the book hint at the hilarity ahead, the Felini's, a cat-loving family, the Barker's, dog lovers, Turbo, the Barker's guard dog (the infamous rottweiler) and Officer Prince, the Animal Control Warden. Look for such treats as the books on the Felini's coffee table, a paean to Shakespeare, "Much Ado About Napping" and "As You Lick It", or the phrasing of the lines spoken by the principals: "Oh Romeow, where is that fur-faced Romeow?" The happy couple is married by Mousignor Mouse, who pronounces: "You may now lick the bride!"

A quality hardbound book published by Chronicle, this charming and witty tale is a welcome addition to a child's library of favorites, a subtle introduction to iambic pentameter and rhyme, as well as the spirited retelling of a beloved tale, made child-size by this talented author/artist. (Age 8 and up). Luan Gaines/2005.
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on November 3, 2011
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
My 9 year old really wanted this book. It was a good book obviously based on Romeo & juliet. It was way below her reading level but she enjoyed it so much and is one of those books she likes to reread. I am glad we got it and would recommend it to others. Nice intro to Shakespeare.
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Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
We saw this book in the waiting room of my twins dentists office. It was an instant hit and I KNEW we had to get our own copy. Great purchase, book, although used, is in very good condition. Very pleased with the purchase
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on January 11, 2015
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
This book is a treasure. I hear my 8 year old daughter giggling as she reads this funny version of Romeo and Juliet. She loves that the author signed her copy and drew a picture of a cat inside!
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on February 19, 2015
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
I love this book !!!! It is so Ahhhhhhhhhhhh.... It was one of the cutest books I have ever read
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on February 20, 2015
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Very cute story based on the original love story. My granddaughter loves it.
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