Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Review: The Bunnicula Collection

The Bunnicula Collection The Bunnicula Collection by James Howe
My rating: 0 of 5 stars



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Review: Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb

Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Al Perkins
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The favorite board book at our house. It has a great rhythm. I do wish they'd make a version that has the complete text from the non-board version. I was shocked to discover there was more.

I fully expect to be able to recite this when I'm 102.

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Monday, October 11, 2021

Review: The Cat Man of Aleppo

The Cat Man of Aleppo The Cat Man of Aleppo by Irene Latham
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: I Found A Kitty

I Found A Kitty I Found A Kitty by Troy Cummings
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: Is That My Cat?

Is That My Cat? Is That My Cat? by Jonathan Allen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A re-read for my 365 Kids Book challenge. You can see all the books on their own shelf.

22 January 2015

What was once a sleek little cat is now a big, slow, cautious cat. I felt a little worried that the book was just bashing a kitty for getting older and enormous, because one of ours did that, the tuxedo, Calder Eno, and I wouldn't really enjoy fat cat-bashing. But no, that's not what it was on about at all. And I loved the art, because the tux looks so fluffy and cuddly.

That is perfectly valid art criticism, or I suppose, appreciation.

11 October 2021

My cats Queen Luna Grey Delisle and Scarlett Angelina Eno are not looking fat, although they are well into their mature years. They're vexed with me over my choice in cat food. Even the feral stray Luchadora who has learned to come to me for food and water snubbed it. Later I will go shopping.

Scarlett's brother Calder died in January of this year. We all miss him very much. It's lovely to come across a review that mentions the enormity of him. Although it also makes me a bit sad. The gals are less inclined to sleep on top of me, and no weighted blanket is more soothing than a 22 pound cat.

Library copy.

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Review: Is That My Cat?

Is That My Cat? Is That My Cat? by Jonathan Allen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What was once a sleek little cat is now a big, slow, cautious cat. I felt a little worried that the book was just bashing a kitty for getting older and enormous, because one of ours did that, the tuxedo, Calder Eno, and I wouldn't really enjoy fat cat-bashing. But no, that's not what it was on about at all. And I loved the art, because the tux looks so fluffy and cuddly. That is so perfectly valid art criticism, or I suppose, appreciation.

Library copy.

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Monday, October 04, 2021

Review: Aalfred and Aalbert

Aalfred and Aalbert Aalfred and Aalbert by Morag Hood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Read for my 365 Kids Book challenge. You can see all the books on their own shelf.

Two aardvarks with many shared interests never meet despite their proximity due to conflicting sleep schedules. A well-intentioned bird interferes to bring them together. It is cute: I like Hood’s simple shapes and bright colors, and slightly quirky perspective. Plus, you know aardvarks.

Library copy


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