Kindergarten Cat

By J. Patrick Lewis; Ailie Busby (Illustrator)
Schwartz & Wade Books, Hardcover, 9780375844751, 40pp.

Publication Date: July 27, 2010

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Description
Here's the "purr"-fect read-aloud for kindergarteners
When Mr. Bigbuttons finds a tiny stray kitty cat outside near the jungle gym, he knows exactly where to bring it into the kindergarten classroom, of course. And so the children welcome their newest classmate, name her Tinker Toy, and share their circle time spots with her. Tinker Toy fits right in, even answering Teacher's questions with a loud "Meow "
J. Patrick Lewis is one of the most renowned children's poets writing today, and he has created a real gem. His simple rhyming text demands to be read aloud and the large type and bright, irresistible illustrations by Ailie Busby make this a fantastic book for story time in classrooms and libraries.



About the Author
J. Patrick Lewis has authored more than fifty books of poetry for children. In 2011, he was named the Children s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation and was given the NCTE Excellence in Children's Poetry Award. He lives in Westerville, Ohio.Visit his website at www.jpatricklewis.com.Ailie Busby has been illustrating children's books for children for more than 15 years. Her work has been published all over the world, including the UK, Italy, France, Korea, and the United States. Her many sources of inspiration include patterns, 1950's children's books, vintage finds--and, of course, her own children. Ailie lives in Newcastle, England, with her husband, two children, two cats, and their newest addition: Queenie, the Fox Terrier.
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