That Cat Can't Stay by Thad Krasnesky

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Narrated by a cat-loving little girl, this story is a hysterical romp through a family's pet adoption dilemma. Poor Dad does not like cats, and he voices his opposition to the steady stream of stray cats that always seem to wind up on his doorstep—thanks to a cat-loving Mom who wants to save every stray she finds. In an effort to win Dad over, the little girl hides a tiny stray kitten in her hood and convinces Dad to just give it one small squeeze. Dad manages, with trepidation, to stick out his pinkie and pet the creature. But now that five cats have taken over his favorite chair, he becomes desperate and makes a visit to the pound. Dad returns happily with a big, fat puppy—everyone gets something that they want. With hilarious ink and watercolor illustrations, this picture book demonstrates the resourcefulness, love, and compromises of a pet-loving family.


About Thad Krasnesky

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Thad Krasnesky is a writer, an instructor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and the author of I Always, ALWAYS Get My Way. He lives in West Point, New York. David Parkins is the illustrator of more than 80 books and anthologies, including Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble; Fly Traps!; I Always, ALWAYS Get My Way; No Problem; and Webster J. Duck. He lives in Landsdowne, Ontario.
Published April 1, 2010 by Flashlight Press. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Said cats are found on a rainy day, rescued from a parking lot and picked up on the way home from school, among other things, and while there’s a brief mention of posting notices to find the original owner for one poor puss, in general their adoptions don’t seem to include much consideration of w...

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All in all, That Cat Can't Stay is simply an all-around fun book that will not only delight young and pre-readers, but which is also a book that adults will find a pleasure to read - even when you're on your twentieth read through!

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