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Six-Dinner Sid Paperback – April 1, 1993


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Aladdin; Reissue edition (April 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671796135
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671796136
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 8.1 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #65,632 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

A conniving kitty finds bed and board with a sextet of families; PW said, "Moore's witty text contains just enough wordplay and gentle humor to appeal to parents and children alike. This tale of multiple mischief is as clever as the cat it features." Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1-- In Sid's neighborhood on Aristotle Street, the residents don't talk to one another. So it's simple for Sid, a six-dinner cat, to make six different people think he belongs to them. He works hard for his suppers, with six different names and six types of behavior. But when a cough precipitates six visits to the animal hospital, he is found out by the observant vet. His owners agree to make sure he receives only one meal a day, but since Sid is six-dinner cat, he just moves to Pythagoras Place where the neighbors do talk to one another and don't mind sharing dinner with him. Moore's large, colored pencil illustrations are realistic and fill the pages. She is especially strong in portraying individualized characters in the multiethnic neighborhood and the wonderful feline playfulness and insouciance of Sid. The text is rhythmic and the plot is one that children can follow and enjoy. Moore's text and lush illustrations work together to create a book that can be shared one-on-one or with a group. Readers will be happy to have this cat come back again and again. --Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha Public Library, WI
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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A great story for any animal-lover, child or adult!
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Children absolutely love this work when it is read to them in a class setting and it is quite a popular book (still) in the school library.
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It's a simple story which is very acute in its portrayal of cat behaviour, extremely amusing and beautifully illustrated.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Georgina on September 23, 2003
Format: Paperback
This is the only kindy library book that my preschooler has found that we do not already possess! And it is fantastic. We had to order it from Granny in the UK cos its out of print in Australia. Who would be a kids author if something this good goes out of print! The black cat Sid lives at 6 different houses, has 6 different owners, 6 personalities in order to get 6 dinners! But the owners don't talk to each other so they don't know about this! Then he gets a cough and has 6 visits to the vet and 6 doses of medicine. The vet dobs him in to the owners and they are cross because they didn't know about it so they put onto 1 dinner rations. But Sid is a six-dinner-a -day-cat!! So he moves (from Aristotle St. to Pythagoras Place - nice touch) into 6 new houses and the new owners do all talk to each other and know about his little ways and don't mind.
We love this book to bits - lovely pictures and easy print for a learner 4 year old reader. A classic.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jayde on August 14, 2002
Format: Hardcover
My daughter brought this home from the school library, and we instantly fell in love with it. We have a number of pets, including cats, and have our own "Six-Dinner Madeline" to boot. This book is wonderful reading for elementary school children, and anyone who loves cats.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Blankenship HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on October 12, 2006
Format: Paperback
There can be no doubt what-so-ever that the author, Inga Moore, knows her cats. She has nailed them, or him, in this case, perfectly! I doubt if many people who pay attention to animals in general and cats in particular, has not known at least one cat in their life time that is quite like the loveable Sid in this story. Children absolutely love this work when it is read to them in a class setting and it is quite a popular book (still) in the school library. The nice thing about this book though is, as one reviewer has pointed out, the age of the reader really dose not matter all that much. Adults will find this work just as interesting and just as delightful as the young reader. This is certainly one you need to add to your collection. Highly recommend.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By MLPlayfair on May 10, 2002
Format: Paperback
If you like cats, you'll appreciate how this one's personality comes through. SIX-DINNER SID is a black cat who gets whatever he wants -- most of the time. It's a simple, funny story you can read over and over. The illustrations are marvelous, with bright and pastel colors, and lovely detail in the flowers, etc. You can even see the cat's individual hairs and whiskers. The streets look somehow European (the book was originally published in the UK, so I suppose that's where it's set). I love the street scene on pages 3 and 4 so much I'd like to frame it! As for the wonderful cat, the pictures really capture his personality, the angles cats love to contort into, and the idiosyncracies of catdom. How fun!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 1, 2001
Format: Paperback
Sid lives at six houses so that he can get six dinners every day. People in the neighborhood don't talk to each other, so no one knows... It works out well until Sid gets a cold and goes to the Vet six times. The Vet tells the six "owners" that they are sharing a cat and they get very angry. Sid solves the problem in a happy ending. This is my favorite children's book!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By ardnam VINE VOICE on December 23, 2002
Format: Paperback
This is a wonderful children's story. Young children are able to relate to the main character. A good book to accompany this is Charlie Anderson. Well illustrated.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By W Mianecke on October 5, 1999
Format: Paperback
With a cover that invites you to discover what Sid's all about, this book has been a read-aloud favorite of mine for years. The repetition is fun, even for the grown-up reading it for the umpteenth time! The illustrations are great without being all cutesy and fussy. This is a book for the child in all of us, NOT for the grown-up looking for overdone pictures! Sid is not a cuddly kitten, he's a very real CAT. The author thankfully resists humanizing Sid. It all seems like a believable window in a neighborhood feline's world. However, my best rave for this is the ending, which turns the expected moral on its ear and promotes the individual! Hooray for Sid! Boo for selfish neighbors!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Susan29 on December 3, 2006
Format: Paperback
Although my girls are teenagers now, this is one of the books that they always mention when we talk about favorite books from their childhood. An endearing story of a much loved cat and the community of families who feed him. A must-have for small children and a wonderful gift from grandparents.
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