Saturday, January 9, 2016

Little Cat's Luck by Marion Dane Bauer, Jennifer A. Bell (Illustrated by)

Little Cat is feeling discontent.  She can't find a special place just for her in the house.  She's searched but nothing works.  When she watches a leaf fall off the tree outside and jumps on the screen, she finds herself outside.  Surely she can find a special place there?

Simon & Schuster's Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published February 9th.

She spends the day looking for the "right" place, but has no luck.  She's found out that the dog has kibble and water by his dog house but he's a big dog with a big bark and he even scares the people walking by.  A mouse tells her he sleeps on the back porch at night, so it might be safe to sneak in then and get something to eat.  She'd go home but she was following the yellow leaf and doesn't know where home is.  She decides to sleep in the doghouse.

That night reveals why she was looking for a special place.  She's having kittens!  She thinks she's very sick and calls for help.  The dog shows up and watches her family be born.  Now he thinks the kittens are his!

The interesting part about this story is that the author could have stopped in several places, but she continues the story.  This makes it a more interesting read and gives an imaginative child an opportunity to write their own chapters if they wish.  Who knows how many more adventures the cat and the dog can have?

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