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Kindergarten Cat Hardcover – July 27, 2010

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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.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Schwartz & Wade (July 27, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375844759
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375844751
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 0.4 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,664,683 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Alison's VINE VOICE on December 13, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I am so happy to have the opportunity to share with you another lovely book for you to share with your Kindergartner!

In Kindergarten Cat, Mr. Bigbuttons finds a stray cat and brings him to the one place he knows the cat will receive a lot of love - the Kindergarten classroom. The kids name their new class pet Tinker Toy. Most cats would be content to sleep their way through circle time, the alphabet and the weather chart - not Tinker Toy! He is truly a part of the class, and even calls out his "Meow" when he knows the answers.

I have been reading a lot of Kindergarten-themed books to my son this summer, getting him ready for his big year. This was wonderfully written and funny, while the illustrations were colorful and interesting, without becoming too busy. The only downside of this book is now my son thinks that he too will have a class cat named Tinker Toy!
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Kindergarten Cat will appeal to young children because it is set in a kindergarten classroom where an abandoned stray kitten makes its home. The little kitten quickly becomes a classroom favorite, and is adored by all the children (although my kindergartner who happens to be allergic to cats lamented that she would not be able to play with it!).
Written in rhyming verse by poet J. Patrick Lewis, it makes a wonderful read aloud. Here's an example:
"She's furry, she's floppy,
Like a raggedy doll,
And her paws are all fluffy,
Like cotton balls."
The vibrant illustrations by Ailie Busby will capture the imaginations of young children. Recommended for classroom and school libraries.
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KINDERGARTEN CAT is a story about a little cat that is found outside by the jungle gym near an elementary school. She is brought inside and put on a little pillow in a kindergarten class room. The next day when the children came to school they saw her cuddled in a ball on the pillow. The children named her Tinker Toy. Each child wants Tinker Toy to sit next to then on their little square on the carpet. Tinker Toy has different plans. She curls up next to a little girl who is sitting by the teacher. All the students have theories that the cat can't read,count, and learn the alphabet. The teacher says she thinks any one can learn even Tinker Toy. Tinker Toy meows and it sounds like she is talking to every one. Every one in the class finds out that Tinker Toy is very smart, and the teacher tells the class that Tinker Toy will be their kindergarten cat.
This is a book for children just starting out in school. The illustrations by Ailie Busby are very colorful and help tell the story.
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Cute story about a cat living in a kindergarten classroom. The students loved it! A great follow up to the Marilyn Burns problem solving lesson , "How Many Cats?" .
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