DUNCAN & DOLORES by Barbara Samuels


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Dolores and Faye are back in another delightful adventure, this time adopting a four-year-old tricolor cat named Duncan. Dolores loudly insists: ""Now you are my cat, and you will come out and play with me."" The cat hides. Dolores doesn't give up easily. She tries to make the cat play dress up, and learn magic tricks. The cat quietly slips onto Faye's lap. ""It isn't fair!"" complains Dolores; then she ignores the cat until he comes to snuggle. The brief text and illustrations perfectly capture the bossy, stubborn child, the bashful, terrified cat and the rapture of child and cat at last in harmony. Warm and funny, Filled with action, the pen and watercolor illustrations in soft pastel colors exhibit both a childlike quality and an eye for detail. A good choice for reading aloud or for beginning readers.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1986
Publisher: Bradbury/Macmillan