I Am the Cat by Alice Schertle

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Clever? Certainly
Conceited? Of course.
Graceful and greedy and proud.

In poems and paintings as wise and wicket as the Cat herself, Alice Schertle and Mark Buehner present this most magnificent of creatures in all her glory: taunting the dogs, stalking a mouse, "mistress of both earth and sky" – and ever mindful of her own splendid role! Who can resist her charms? Here then, the CAT!

Clever? Certainly.
Conceited? Of course.
Graceful and greedy and proud.

In poems and paintings as wise and wicked as the Cat herself, Alice Schertle and Mark Buehner present this most magnificent of creatures in all her glory: taunting the dogs, stalking a mouse, "mistress of both earth and sky" - and ever mindful of her own splendid role! Who can resist her charms? Here then, the CAT!

 

About Alice Schertle

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ALICE SCHERTLE " has written many well-loved books for children, including Little Blue Truck and?Little Blue Truck Leads the Way. She lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts. Mark Buehner was born in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1959. He is the award-winning illustrator of numerous children's books, including some that were written by his wife, Caralyn Buehner. He has illustrated such works as Snowmen at Night, Fanny's Dream, The Adventures of Taxi Dog, The Escape of Marvin the Ape, The Queen of Style, and Balloon Farm. He won a Best Picture Book from Publishers Weekly for My Life with the Wave (1998).
 
Published March 1, 1999 by HarperCollins Publishers. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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PLB 0-688-13154-9 All aspects of the personality of a cat, no matter how maligned, are seen through a set of witty poems and pictures full of visual puns.

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Alternating narrative poems with haikus, this mostly savvy compilation of verse distills the essence of cat with humor and, occasionally, wry elegance. Schertle (Advice to a Frog) is at her best in he

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In the tongue-in-cheek ""Sophie, Who Taunted the Dogs,"" she describes the demise of her feline heroine, slain by a ""cur"" she has unwisely teased, and follows the episode up with a mock-ghostly conclusion: ""And still, it is said, when the moon rises round/ and gold as a cat's eye, the dogs hea...

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