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I LOVE CATS! by Sue Stainton


by Sue Stainton ; illustrated by Bob Staake

Age Range: 2 - 7

Pub Date: Dec. 26th, 2017
ISBN: 978-0-06-243882-9
Publisher: Harper/HarperCollins

Any cat will tell you, all cats are perfect!

“Cats, / cats, / cats. / I love cats!” A brown-skinned girl with her dark hair in a yellow bow expresses her love of felines of every stripe and type. She loves big ones and small ones, thin ones and fat ones. “Hairy cats, / scaredy-cats. / Angry cats, / cool cats.” She loves cats that hop and cats that flop. She loves cats that stand on people’s heads and cats that stay in bed. Everywhere she turns as she walks through a town full of other people reacting (mostly in dismay) to the abundance of active cats, she sees a different kind of cat; and she loves them all. “Cats in your pocket, / cats in the drawer. / cats in the kitchen, / cats at the door. // Cats are friends, / cats are mates. / Cuddly cats or crazy cats… // Cats are great!” British author Stainton follows her I Love Dogs! (2014) with the obligatory companion for the kitty cat set. Staake teams with her again to provide the bright, digitally created, full-bleed cartoon illustrations of green and red and spotted (and plaid!) cats enacting the little girl’s rhymed paean to pusses. The frenetically goofy visual narrative ends with her parents handing her a little, gray kitten of her very own.

Feline fanatics will happily chant along. (Picture book. 2-7)