THE VERY FLUFFY KITTY, PAPILLON by A.N. Kang
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THE VERY FLUFFY KITTY, PAPILLON

From the "Papillon" series
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Age Range: 3 - 8
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KIRKUS REVIEW

Fluffy kitty Papillon is lighter than air!

Papillon may be big, but that really is just his fur. He literally floats around the house, causing Miss Tilly to worry that he’ll be blown away. She tries to weigh him down with his favorite treats (doughnuts, fish, pizza, spaghetti); it doesn’t work. Then she happens upon the idea of holding him down with clothes…and gets a bit overzealous with the costumes. One day, Papillon refuses even to wear an eye patch—and on seeing a bird through the open window, he floats after it and does indeed get lost. It turns out that no one in the wild is as nice as Miss Tilly. Papillon wants to go home, but he doesn’t know the way. Thankfully, his new bird friend does. Miss Tilly is overjoyed to see her wayward floating feline…and the tiny vermillion bird on Papillon’s head gives her the perfect idea for keeping him grounded. Kang’s debut is an irresistible tale of an independent kitty who discovers home is best (especially when shared with a friend). Expressive Papillon soars across the muted, often monochromatic illustrations with pluck and aplomb, soft-edged pencils evoking his fluff and bright spots of red making the bird easy to find. Youngsters will be carried away by his obvious personality and beg for more. The page that depicts disgruntled Papillon in his costumes is worth the price of admission alone.

Puffy Papillon’s the most charming puss to pop up in years! (Picture book. 3-8)

Pub Date: Sept. 6th, 2016
ISBN: 978-1-4847-1798-1
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1st, 2016




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