MAMA CAT HAS THREE KITTENS by Denise Fleming

MAMA CAT HAS THREE KITTENS

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Age Range: 4 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Mama Cat has three kittens: two mimics and one contrarian. When she washes her paws, so do Fluffy and Skinny; Boris naps. When she walks on the stone wall, sharpens her claws, chases leaves, digs in the sand, Fluffy and Skinny are her shadows; Boris naps. When Mama Cat curls up for a snooze, Boris becomes active, pouncing on his kin before resuming his nap. The story is charming, but remains almost incidental to Fleming’s eye-rattling artwork in which cotton pulp is transformed into color-drenched handmade paper. The details are finer in this book—more controlled—and offer readers the full range of cat gestures and contours. Readers will enjoy following the kittens’ purposeful preening, as well as the progress of a mouse that sneaks through the pages until it finds its little ones safe in the nest. (Picture book. 4-9)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1998
ISBN: 0-8050-5745-5
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Henry Holt
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1998




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