Mrs. McTats and Her Houseful of Cats by Alyssa Satin Capucilli

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Mrs. McTats can't help herself -- she loves kitties! When the stray cats in the neighborhood wander onto her doorstep, she can't resist. "I think I've got room for three more cats" she says, much to the dismay of her house cat, Abner, who observes this with much annoyance. Mrs. McTats names the 25 felines in alphabetical order, from Basil to Curly and Dolly to Earnest. With her house brimming with purrs and fur, she welcomes in another adorable stray -- but this time, it is a small, adorable puppy who needs a home.

This delightful story is told in rhymes, perfect for reading aloud. And the beautifully expressive watercolors add personality to the many cats, with Basil painted with tinges of green and Rosebud with a tint of pink. Youngsters will happily count the kitties on every page and point out the sullen Abner hiding here and there. With playful text and charming illustrations, this is a purr-fect treat for young readers. (Amy Barkat)

 

About Alyssa Satin Capucilli

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Alyssa Satin Capucilli is the award-winning creator and author of the Katy Duck and Biscuit series. A dancer as well as a writer, she lives with her family in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. Joan Rankin has illustrated over twenty-five books for children. She received the South African HAUM Dann Retief Prize for children's book illustration in 1986 and the Katrina Harris Award for Children's Book Illustration in 1991. She has illustrated numerous books on the McElderry list, including A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson and Off to First Grade by Louise Borden. Ms. Rankin lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, with her husband and three daughters.
 
Published June 1, 2001 by Margaret K. McElderry Books. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Mrs. McTats lives in a cozy cottage with only her cat, Abner, until one day visitors begin arriving wanting to stay.

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Mrs. McTats and her cat lead a quiet life until a steadily increasing stream of bewhiskered strangers turn up on their doorstep.

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She dresses the pages with oval shrubbery, round rugs, overstuffed cushions and, most notably, the beaming, unflappable Mrs. McTats herself, as plump as her fetching, well-fed pets.

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