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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick; Ina Ltf No edition (November 25, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763639230
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763639235
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 9.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #618,108 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 1—Through a series of instructive lift-the-flap pages, children meet Tiny, Andre, and Moonpie, three colorful and friendly moggies that want to play with yarn, and boxes, and readers. Each turn of the page is celebrated by the cats as it reveals not only what lies ahead, but even the option of going back a page when the appeal of yarn is almost too much to relinquish. The book finishes with an invitation to come back another day, which is no doubt the wish of any cat, or book—to be revisited and adored again and again. The artwork, like the story, is simple yet effective—bold, primary colors are set against white space with elements of collage thrown in to provide texture and a sense of reality. This book joins Mélanie Watt's Chester (Kids Can) and Peter Catalonatto's Ivan the Terrier (S & S, both 2007) as picture books that are not so much reading experiences as explorations of how a book is a creative, interactive tool. Buy in duplicate, because these kitties will get a lot of attention.—Kara Schaff Dean, Walpole Public Library, MA
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"* "The great thing about this is that it is more than a one-joke story and works on several different levels... It is a very clever book - and enormous fun." The Guardian on The Adventures of a Nose (0744594642)" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

More About the Author

Viviane Schwarz is a children's book artist and illustrator.

She is best known for her funny, boldly coloured lift-the-flap books, both of which were shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal ("There are Cats in this Book" and "There are NO Cats in this Book").
In 2011 she received a Booktrust Best New Illustrators Award.

She writes most of her own books, but has also illustrated two books written by friend and collaborator Alexis Deacon.

Viviane was born in Germany, studied illustration in Cornwall and has been living and working in London since 2003.

Her books aim to encourage creativity in young readers and usually include interactive and comic elements.
Recent publications include "Welcome to your Awesome Robot", a manual for creating a cardboard robot costume and "The Sleepwalkers", a 94 page graphic novel about overcoming nightmares.

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Very fun book.
Bella Rosa
I like the simple interactivity (blow on the page, turn the page) that really involved him with the cats in the book.
Mary B.
Everyone should share this book with a kid or a cat.
Leslie Mccrea

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Martin on December 21, 2008
Format: Hardcover
This book is one of the cutest and funniest books ive read with my 4 year old son! We both giggled non-stop thru this book! We have read it every night since we got it and he laughs like it was the first time he heard it, every time. Priceless memory making!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By M. Alexander on January 8, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book is a lot of fun to read. The cats talk directly to the reader, and even tell him/her what to do sometimes. This just became the book all of my son's friends will be getting for their birthdays this year!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mary B. on January 3, 2009
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My almost-4-year-old received this book for Christmas. The first night we read it before bed, he asked to read it twice and laughed hysterically all the way through (I got some good giggles too, but I admit most of mine were from watching him enjoy the book so much). He woke up the next morning and asked to read it again and it's since become our most requested book.

I like the simple interactivity (blow on the page, turn the page) that really involved him with the cats in the book. I plan on picking up a few copies of this for some upcoming birthday gifts.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Sharon Isch TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 23, 2012
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I'm betting that most youngsters who love and live with cats or hope to do so one day will love this book. You, too, I'm guessing, along with all the grannies and aunties and sitters in search of a friendly assist in sending the little ones off to the land of nod. Its three feline narrators, Tiny, Moonpie and Andre, are charming and needy, warm and whimsical, funny and friendly and forthright and just as polite as polite can be...and oh,yes, their book is packed with pop ups and there are some fish in there, too. What fun!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jennifer Manista on May 17, 2009
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I knew from the moment I flipped through it at the store that my son would love it! I just didn't know how much he was going to love it! He asks for it every night at bedtime and only after about 5 readings, he has memorized most of the words. My son is 2 1/2 years old.

One of his favorite parts is the page where the cats hide in the boxes. He loves flipping them open! Another favorite part is the end when he will kiss each cat goodnight.

It's a wonderful book for bedtime because at the end, the cats go to bed!

I love how interactive the book is! And I love how the pages are have cut-out, flaps and bright colors!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karen Winter on March 25, 2009
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What a great book, we have cats, and this book makes all my kids laugh out loud and they read it again and again.....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Leslie Mccrea on March 18, 2009
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Cutest book I have seen in a long time, and I am not even a kid. Everyone should share this book with a kid or a cat.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. J. Reno on March 7, 2009
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This book is a riot! As my cat-obsessed new reader and I were sitting reading and giggling our way through this hilarious book, the ten-year-old was begging from across to the room to know why were laughing so hard. Later, my husband enjoyed it as well. We have cats, and Viviane Schwartz has exactly captured what we think they'd say to us if they could talk.

The text is simple enough that my daughter, who is only at the sounding out short-vowel one-syllable words stage, could read over half the words, and the non-stop action made her WANT to keep reading it, unlike many of controlled vocabulary readers she's been slogging through.

Four thumbs (and two paws) up for this book from our family.
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