A beguiling kitten story, with people merely part of the background, as Tippy, last kitten in a litter, thinks life too lonesome and starts out on his own to find a home with company. Without sentimentality or melodrama, he goes his way, finding too many dogs and children in one home, too little love in another, and finally happens on a farm household where nine cats are not too many and he is joyfully adopted. A real personality has Tippy, and the wash drawings by Beth Krush will enchant both small listeners and those adults to whom kittens appeal. There's humor and charm, and they help tell the story where second year readers might find the vocabulary tough going. Compact format, cloth binding similar to Sally Scott's earlier Judy's Baby, etc.