A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that nothing objectionable is presented in this unusual story, unless you don't appreciate the double negatives and other examples of countrified language.
Is It Any Good?
Warm, expressive watercolor-and-gouache paintings help create the tender though curmudgeonly tone that enriches the story. The folksy, rural language fraught with grammatical eccentricities and country words makes it seem real and honest. Together Terry Farish, who generally writes for young adults, and illustrator Barry Root tell an unusual story with impressive text and terrific illustrations.
This is a book any cat lover will love. And the rest of us will appreciate it, too.
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