THREE KITTENS by Mirra -- Adapt. Ginsburg


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A cluster of transparent riddles (when is a black cat not black, a white cat not white, and a gray cat not gray?) are played out here against a pale buff and white background. The three pug-faced kittens have an aggressive (though disconcertingly doglike) appeal as they romp through a can of flour in pursuit of a mouse, through a sooty stovepipe after a frog and, finally, into a pond which washes them back to their original colors. Maestro has sprinkled his underplayed background with a few small surprises that keep the kittens moving along at a pace neatly geared to pre-school attention spans -- even though the perfunctory translation limps along a few steps behind.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1973
Publisher: Crown