TOBY THE TABBY KITTEN by Colleen Stanley Bare

TOBY THE TABBY KITTEN

Age Range: 3 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A collection of sunny, full-color photographs of Toby, a Manx kitten, with funny, informative explanations of his likes and dislikes, language, senses, body, and habits: climbing trees, sleeping, and feeding. Readers meet his owner, Sarah, who takes him with her to school, and his friend, Duke, a dog. Like kittens themselves, the text is tirelessly playful; Bare (This is a House, 1992, etc.) doesn't shy away from anthropomorphization, rhymes the text when she wants to, and completely changes her tone from one sentence to the next--a spunky presentation. The pictures show Toby in a variety of contexts, from a trip down a slide to a pose in some tulips. Warm and endearing for young friends of felines, marginal for those not so disposed. (index) (Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1995
ISBN: 0-525-65211-6
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 15th, 1995




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