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I Had a Cat

Reeves, Mona Rabun

ISBN 10: 0027757315 / ISBN 13: 9780027757316
Published by Bradbury Press, 1989
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
From Bud Plant & Hutchison Books (Cedar Ridge, CA, U.S.A.)

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1st ptg., square 4to picture book, pictorial boards, illustrated and inscribed by Julie Downing with a small drawing, the rhyming tale of a little girl with many, many animals and how she deals with them. Fine in fine, unclipped dj, no previous owner's marks. Signed with drawing by artist. Bookseller Inventory # 15019

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Bibliographic Details

Title: I Had a Cat

Publisher: Bradbury Press

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Illustrator: Downing, Julie

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st ed

About this title


The owner of a cat, dog, bird, ape, frog, elk, deer, and a multitude of other animals finds new homes for all but one.

From School Library Journal:

PreSchool-K-- A nonsensical, rollicking rhyme featuring a heroine who had not only a cat, but dozens of other animals who frolic through the house eating all of the food. A quick trip to the zoo and the farm, and a chance encounter with a boy on the road speedily resolve her humorous problem. Once again she is the contented owner of only a sweetly purring cat. Downing's bright watercolors fill the pages with action and comic touches. Her leaping animals and bold heroine elevate Reeves' simple poem into a rousing romp. Children will be sure to notice the little mouse running away from the pandemonium in this household; and the goat, horse, cow, yak, and ox in skirts, lined up like the Rockettes! The poetic text, while appealing for reading aloud, offers no surprises. However, the illustrations do bring out the comedic possibilities within the rhyme. The pictures are broad enough for group story time and yet detailed enough to please single readers. It is easy to imagine the giggles when preschoolers encounter this pig-tailed heroine and her retinue. --Gail C. Ross, Baltimore County Public Library
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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