Toots the Cat

By Karla Kuskin; Lisze Bechtold (Illustrator)
(Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805068412, 32pp.)

Publication Date: August 11, 2005

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Meet Toots, the lovable feline terror of the house

Toots will win you over just as easily as she walks all over you. She eats, plays, naps, and comes and goes as she pleases. But she is so lovable that you’ll want her to be your very own animal companion.

In this collection of poems, an ode to the author’s own cat, Karla Kuskin’s evocative and whimsical phrases perfectly capture Toot’s attitude and charm. Vibrant, playful illustrations by Lisze Bechtold make the pages come alive with feline energy.

About the Author

Karla Kuskin is the celebrated author of such books as The Philharmonic Gets Dressed. Ms. Kuskin, a cat lover, and her husband, live on Bainbridge Island in Washington State.

Lisze Becthold is the author and illustrator of such highly praised picture books as Buster the Very Shy Dog. She lives in South Pasadena, California with her family and pets.

Visit Lisze Bechtold at her web site:

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