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No, No, Kitten!

Shelley Moore Thomas, Lori Nichols (Illustrator)


List Price: 16.95*
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Meet Kitten—she wants catnip and milk and a basket. She also wants a helmet and lasers and a puppy (!). And she wants to go to Jupiter, with that helmet, those lasers, and said puppy—don't underestimate her. This witty picture book, about longing for what's just out of reach, will appeal to both girls and boys who've always wanted to do the impossible. NO, NO, KITTEN! takes flight on the power of imagination and one feline's ambitious dreams.

Praise For No, No, Kitten!

"Nichols's bold cartoon illustrations capture the impish expressions of the little girl's indefatigable pet and eager sidekick, Puppy, and kids will happily cheer them on in their antics." -School Library Journal

"Thomas's repetitious almost-rhymes make for a rollicking read-aloud. . . . Nichols' digitally colored illustrations are the real stars of this simple tale of imagination. Kitten's cleanly paced mayhem is exhilarating. . . . This kitten ably proves that misbehaving can get you pretty far." -Kirkus Reviews

Astra Young Readers, 9781620916315, 40pp.

Publication Date: March 3, 2015

About the Author

Shelley Moore Thomas is the author of ten books for children, including the Good Knight series of easy readers and the middle-grade novel, THE SEVEN TALES OF TRINKET. She lives with her husband, three daughters, two dogs, and one cat in California where she tells stories to children as her alter-ego, the Story Queen.
Lori Nichols' debut picture book MAPLE has received excellent reviews. She has also been awarded first place in the New York SCBWI portfolio showcase in 2014. Her other books include the bestselling title MAPLE, the forthcoming MAPLE & WILLOW TOGETHER, and THIS ORQ. (HE CAVE BOY.).