JONATHAN by Sally Scott


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What is obviously meant to be a little morality tale for children who bother pets turns out a saccharined rendition of a cat's first days in a new home- from his own point of view. Jonathan finds a soft life ruined when threatened with eviction for scratching Baby Peggy. Mother is ignorant of Jonathan's sufferings from Peggy's wandering hands, so the smart cat has to reform Peggy by hitting and not scratching, so there won't be any revealing evidence. Grey wash drawings by Beth Krush have their nice qualities but Peggy is too chubby and her parents- portly Mother who wears cuban heeled oxfords and a Yale-type Father- thin and tweed jacketed- seem curiously mismatched.

Pub Date: March 12th, 1953
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace