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Six-Dinner Sid Paperback – April 1, 1993

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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.
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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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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: AD690L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Aladdin; Reissue edition (April 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671796135
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671796136
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.2 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #44,728 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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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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This is ONE OF THE TOP books my boys grew up with: Goodnight Moon & Good Dog Carl are the other two! Due in part to our love for cats but as the boys loved all animals this fit in with their vision of sly, smart & loveable animals! HIGHLY recommend this book to all children!!!!
It's a fast enough read for the little ones & just right for those learning to read! My youngest is 21 & just read it again! We are giving a copy to a great friend with a 2 year old and a new one on the way! Love to share the reading!
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This engaging story has become a favorite with my 4 year old Grandaughter. The concept of the clever kitty getting free meals daily unbeknownst to each person who assumed they owned the cat, was humorous. The excitement builds to the problem of Sid getting sick; then the bonus of having several owners giving him Six Dinners daily, turns into a negative result. Sid gets taken to the Vet SIX times! Great ending too, with the lesson that once you operate out in the open, and with truth, your life can become less complicated and very rewarding. I received the book in paperback, but would suggest buying it in hardcover for longevity.
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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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