Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Archie Snufflekins Oliver Valentine Cupcake Tiberius Cat by Katie Harnett

The cat who lives on Blossom Street visits every house but one.  He has several names because he belongs to no one and they all have their own name for him.  But one day, he disappears...

Flying Eye Books sent me a copy of this book to read for review (thank you).  It's already been published, so you can find a copy now.

The book just begs to be read aloud.  The text flows smoothly and rhymes a bit.  You can have a lot of fun saying all his names out loud, too!

When they all start talking to each other about the missing cat, they realize they all looking for the same one.  Since they are all together, there's only one place he could be:  At the house no one visits. They approach the door and knock.  And there's the old lady that lives within and the cat!

This is an excellent story because this older woman had no visitors and enjoyed the cat's company.  The neighbors then ask for permission to come over and visit the cat.  Soon the old woman has lots of visitors and the visitors are happy to chat with her and pet the cat.  This is a win win for all involved and great story with lovely illustrations.  This one would be fun in a classroom or daycare for the read aloud groups.  When I was a child, I would have treasured it.  I do now because I like the story.  Take a look at it and see what you think.

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