A BRIDGE TOO FUR by John Patrick Green


From the "Kitten Construction Company" series, volume 2
Age Range: 6 - 10
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Let the catstruction begin again!

Fresh off the success of building a mansion for the human mayor of Mewberg, the House Kittens won the contract for the new sports stadium. The adorable crew, headed by architect Marmalade, gets the job done on time, again proving themselves to be more capable than Mewburg’s human residents think such cute kitties should be. Their next project: a new bridge. When Professor von Wigglebottom (masonry and carpentry expert) points out that most bridges cross water, Marmalade suddenly doubts herself and her team. Bubbles, the fluffy white plumber cat, is the only one not afraid of water. The project runs into some trouble; when no other kitties will sign on to help, von Wigglebottom brings in the Demo Doggos. Can Marmalade overcome her prejudice against canines and let the pups actually help, or will there be catastrophic catsequences? Green’s second tale of feline fabricators works just as well as the first. Kitty wordplay dots this tale of interspecies cooperation. The big, friendly, full-color panels are full of cute cats and darling dogs with expressive faces. Real cat and dog behavior (knocking things off tables and sniffing butts) and other sight gags add extra laughs. Background humans are diverse; the furry characters represent multiple breeds within each species group.

Instructive and fun, this will have fans mewing for more. (Graphic fantasy. 6-10)

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 2019
ISBN: 978-1-62672-831-8
Page count: 80pp
Publisher: First Second
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15th, 2019


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