Old Robert and the Sea-Silly Cats by Barbara Joosse

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...the final sea journey makes a gentle, dreamy bedtime image.
-Publishers Weekly

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"The Cat and the Fiddle" for a new generation, by bestselling author Barbara Joosse

Old Robert has everything he needs. Nothing more, nothing less. Each and every day, he sails the sea, alone. And each and every night, he docks his boat and prepares his dinner, alone. Until one evening when he gets a very strange visitor: a dancing cat. There's no room in Old Robert's shipshape boat for a cat. But much to his surprise, he finds himself smiling a bit, and inviting the cat in for dinner. The following night another cat arrives, this one juggling. And once again, Old Robert surprisingly finds himself inviting the cat in to his home. Before long, Old Robert has a boatful of cats, singing and dancing and juggling. He still has everything he needs, but now he has so much more.

Barbara Joosse and Jan Jutte have teamed up again to deliver a story that will dance its way into readers' hearts.
 

About Barbara Joosse

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Barbara Joosse lives in Wisconsin. Jan Jutte lives in the Netherlands.
 
Published April 12, 2012 by Philomel. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books. Fiction
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Kirkus

Excellent
Feb 15 2012

An entertaining voyage of imagination with engaging, eccentric companions.

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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Feb 20 2012

...the final sea journey makes a gentle, dreamy bedtime image.

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My Verona NJ

Excellent
Reviewed by Cheryl Ashley on May 18 2012

Old Robert reminds us that we all need friends and people around us to share life with.

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Waking Brain Cells

Good
Apr 27 2012

...this book has a beautiful quietness to it, a thoughtfulness, and makes for a perfect bedtime read.

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