From School Library Journal
Grade 2–4—Nagda and Roth add to their series of pet-themed beginning chapter books. When her brother develops asthma, fourth-grader Jenny must find a new home for her cat. She gives Munchkin to two different friends, but the feline isn't happy at either house. Jenny's teacher agrees to allow the animal to stay at school for two weeks until the child can make other arrangements. Munchkin seems comfortable there but keeps causing trouble, knocking over a flowerpot and a cricket cage. Jenny's class is having a pet party for Valentine's Day, and she hopes that Munchkin can behave himself enough to win over everyone—especially the principal—and become the official school cat. A subplot has the students learning about writing newspaper articles. Reluctant readers will enjoy the simple yet fast-paced, humorous text. Amusing black-and-white cartoons depict the action. A great choice for newly independent readers or as a classroom share-aloud.—Michele Sealander, Hamburg School, NJ
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About the Author
Ann Whitehead Nagda is the author of the popular chapter books "Dear Whiskers", a Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List title; "Meow Means Mischief", a Land of Enchantment Book Award Master List title; and her latest, "Tarantula Power!", all companion titles to "The Perfect Cat-Sitter". In a starred review, "School Library Journal" called "Dear Whiskers" "a great choice for newly independent readers." She lives in Bolder, Colorado.