Why Do Kittens Purr? by Marion Dane Bauer

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Simple rhymes tell why kittens, bears, kangaroos, and other animals behave the way they do.
 

About Marion Dane Bauer

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Marion Dane Bauer is the author of a number of picture books and novels, including the New York Times best-selling My Mother Is Mine; Grandmother's Song; Sleep, Little One, Sleep; Love Song for a Baby; and On My Honor, which was named a Newbery Honor Book. She is one of the founding faculty of Vermont College's Master of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults. The mother of two and the grandmother of five, Marion Dane Bauer lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
 
Published March 1, 2003 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Cole’s paintings are at their best when they blend the reality of the boy’s life with the fantastical images of the animal antics: a humongous lion lounges next to the kitchen table, holding a bowl labeled “kitty,” a tree branch grows into the child’s bedroom through a window, and frogs hop down ...

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A boy's real and imaginary worlds merge in this simple but intriguing picture book. As the narrator asks why various animals (and, eventually, the moon and the sun) behave as they do, each make

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A boy's real and imaginary worlds merge in this simple but intriguing picture book.

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