Kindergarten Cat by J. Patrick Lewis

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Here's the purr-fect read-aloud for kindergarteners!

When Mr. Bigbuttons finds a tiny stray kitty cat outside near the jungle gym, he knows exactly where to bring it—into the kindergarten classroom, of course. And so the children welcome their newest classmate, name her Tinker Toy, and share their circle time spots with her. Tinker Toy fits right in, even answering Teacher's questions with a loud "Meow!"

J. Patrick Lewis is one of the most renowned children's poets writing today, and he has created a real gem. His simple rhyming text demands to be read aloud—and the large type and bright, irresistible illustrations by Ailie Busby make this a fantastic book for story time in classrooms and libraries.

About J. Patrick Lewis

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J. Patrick Lewis is the author of more than fifty celebrated picture books, including Please Bury Me in the Library, which was chosen as one of the New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing; Doodle Dandies; and First Dog. Learn more about him at Ailie Busby is the illustrator of more than twenty books, including Drat the Fat Cat by Pat Thomson and Lulu's Shoes by Camilla Reid.
Published July 27, 2010 by Schwartz & Wade. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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The kids greet Tinker Toy with enthusiasm (no killjoy allergies here), and she quickly joins in the classroom activities, meowing with uncanny accuracy as the teacher asks her questions: “ ‘Foot fits in a shoe, / Hat sits on a head.

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Busby's (The Quiet Woman and the Noisy Dog) naïf mixed-media illustrations and wide-eyed, round-headed cast of characters may strike readers of kindergarten age as babyish, and Lewis's (Skywriting: Poems to Fly) rhymes are sometimes awkwardly constructed (" ‘Why, little Tinker Toy,'/ Teacher s...

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