This entry in the Toddler Story Book series centers on a common desire: the wish to be the center of attention. Katy introduces a small white kitten named Arthur into a play group of other animals, one of whom is Charlie, a large, orange cat who can ride a scooter. Katy counsels the animals that Arthur is new and needs some friends. All but Charlie rush to welcome the newcomer, leaving the orange cat to wonder how he can turn the tables. He stoops to show-off ploys and refuses invitations to join the others. Katy, by making Charlie feel special, negotiates a way for everyone to play together. Casting a toddler as the adult provides a role model in socialization and leadership for little ones; sturdy pages make the book easy to handle and attractive to its intended audience. (Picture book. 1-4)

Pub Date: Sept. 1, 1999

ISBN: 0-7894-4840-8

Page Count: 24

Publisher: DK Publishing

Review Posted Online: May 20, 2010

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15, 1999

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