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Special Selections from Perrot's Youth Services Staff

May 2013




There Are Cats in This Book

There Are Cats in This Book

written and illustrated by Vivane Schwarz


An interactive delight featuring three high energy felines. Tiny, Moonpie and Andre will win your hearts and leave you laughing out loud!





Cat Secrets

Cat Secrets

written and illustrated by Jef Czekaj



Three cats are about to reveal the secrets of their kind! But first you must prove that you are, in fact, a genuine cat. A really fun book for reading aloud.  






Koko's Kitten

Koko's Kitten

by Francine Paterson, photographs by Ronald H. Cohn



Koko was a famous sign-language-speaking gorilla. This is the true story of her friendship with a kitten.





Millions of Cats

Millions of Cats

written and illustrated by Wanda Gág



The story of how an old couple went from having "hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats," to having just one cat to call their own, Millions of Cats is a cautionary tale about vanity and humility that has been loved for generations.





Curious Cats in Art and Poetry

Curious Cats: In Art and Poetry

edited by William Lach

J 808.81 CURIO

In this charming collection of poems, illustrated with works from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, cats come to tea, lose their mittens, go to London to look at the queen, go to sea in a beautiful pea-green boat, and generally do as they "do do," in art and poetry. Cat-lovers of all ages will enjoy meeting each one of these curious cats.





The Scaredy Cats

The Scaredy Cats

by Barbara Bottner, illustrated by Victoria Chess


Determined not to be scared of anything anymore and live life to the fullest, Baby Scaredy Cat decides to show her parents, who are terrified of everything, that the only thing they should be frightened of is themselves! A humorous book that helps kids deal with their fears.






Where Is Tippy Toes?

Where Is Tippy Toes?

written and illustrated by Betsy Lewin



Tippy Toes is a mischievous cat who hides in various places for young children to discover. Readers can lift the flaps to see where Tippy Toes goes as they enjoy simple rhymes. Fun illustrations, by Caldecott Honor winner Betsy Lewin, further enhance the appeal of this book to young children.






 Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up?

Kitty Cat, Kitty Cat, Are You Waking Up?

by Bill Martin Jr. and Michael Sampson, illustrated by Laura J. Bryant


Kitty Cat has so many things to do in the morning when she wakes up, besides getting ready for school. His Mother nicely tries to keep him on track to make it to the bus stop on time. Bill Martin and Michael Sampson have created simple rhyming text that make this book a pleasure to read to your little one over and over again.





 Cat's Colors

Cat's Colors
written and illustrated by Jane Cabrera

A cat tries to decide upon his favorite color. Blue like the sky? Or maybe green like the grass? The simple story and boldly colored illustrations will engage even the youngest child.





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