From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K—A charming if improbable tale of a stray cat who finds a home in a kindergarten class. Lewis's four lines of verse on each page form an engaging rhyme: "So he brought her inside,/All shivery scared/As if nobody wanted her/And nobody cared." The cat, named Tinker Toy, fits right in and begins to participate in the classroom activities, even answering the teacher: "'Foot fits in a shoe,/Hat sits on a head./What else goes together?'/'ME-YOU,' Tinker said." Collage, acrylic, pencil, and colored-pen illustrations feature an adorable orange tabby and excited children in a cozy, toy-strewn classroom. An additional purchase.—Grace Oliff, Ann Blanche Smith School, Hillsdale, NJ
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About the Author
J. Patrick Lewis is the author of more than fifty celebrated picture books, including Please Bury Me in the Library,
which was chosen as one of the New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing; Doodle Dandies;
and First Dog.
Learn more about him at www.jpatricklewis.com.
Ailie Busby is the illustrator of more than twenty books, including Drat the Fat Cat
by Pat Thomson and Lulu's Shoes
by Camilla Reid.