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Henry the Sailor Cat Paperback – April 23, 1998
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From Publishers Weekly
The Siamese star of High-Wire Henry goes to sea, climbs to the top of the mast, does a little whale-watching and helps rescue a man overboard. "As in other Henry outings," said PW, "the realistic artwork lends a touch of authenticity to far-fetched feline antics." Ages 5-up.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1-That intrepid Siamese cat, Henry, is back in another satisfying adventure. This time he is a stowaway on a small sloop that two members of his family are taking out for a sail. Once discovered, Henry proves that cats are natural sailors. He climbs the mast for a full view, spots cavorting dolphins, and watches carefully while The Man gives The Kid a lesson on coming about and stopping the boat. When the adult accidently slips overboard, it is quick-thinking Henry who leads the rescue. Ingraham's finely detailed, realistic watercolor illustrations are full of expression, and interesting perspectives make the feline's daring escapades totally believable. Seamlessly complementing the art is a text that captures the lure of sailing ("The water lapped gently, as if it was stroking the boat.") The practices portrayed are authentic, and the exciting rescue makes this an on-the-edge-of-your-seat read-aloud.
Caroline Ward, Nassau Library System, Uniondale, NY
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Bought this as a gift for my very literate 2.5 year old for Christmas and I can't wait! I think most kids will need to be a bit older and she will have lots of questions. I am back to purchase hot air Henry because she loves hot air balloons and now that I have read this I am sure that book will please.
Recommended for teens/adults who enjoy this book: Maiden Voyage