DIGBY AND KATE by Barbara Baker
Kirkus Star


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Digby is a dog and Kate is a cat; their friendship thrives in spite of basic differences. In the first of these six brief stories, Digby, loud and bumptious as a two-year-old, helps Kate watch a mouse hole, with inevitable results. Later, he stirs and stirs the soup while she fixes a lunch for which he ingenuously takes credit--so she offers to stir while he cleans up. Finally, each gives the other a treasured possession (Digby's favorite bone, Kate's felt mouse); and they are such wonderful friends that both tactfully conceal the inappropriateness of the gifts. Baker's neatly phrased, simple dialogue is full of warmth and humor, as are Winborn's winsome illustrations--e.g., the view of dog and cat cheek-to-cheek from inside the mouse hole is a charming summation of both situation and personality. An excellent addition to the easy-reader shelf; Digby and Kate should be with us for years to come.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1988
ISBN: 0140365478
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Dutton