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  • 1 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Godel Memorial-Warren Library e HOK (Text) 35500006663122 Main Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library E H (Text) 33500013778923 New Checked out 10/06/2023
McIntosh Public Library E H (Text) 33500013778915 New Checked out 10/04/2023

Record details

  • ISBN: 1536223670
  • ISBN: 9781536223675
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 27 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, [2023]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "Meet Kitty! Kitty wants to play! Meet Cat. Cat just wants to nap. Bold, whimsical artwork and plenty of humor engage little ones in a sly and stylish introduction to opposites."--
Target Audience Note:

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 January #1
    An old cat is napping indoors when a new pet, a kitten, enters the scene. Cat is crabby and big. Kitten is rambunctious and little. Playing on a climbing apparatus, Kitten is happy. Watching from below, Cat is grumpy. Eventually, Cat walks away and falls asleep. Kitten follows, wide awake. When Kitten pounces on Cat's tail, a chase ensues, during which a full fishbowl becomes empty. Cat pulls Kitten to the cat door and pushes him outside, into the rain. Later, Cat relents, bringing Kitten back inside. They play together, eat together, and curl up for a nap together. On the last page, a puppy is brought into the household, perhaps hinting at a sequel. A Finnish American writer-illustrator, Hokkanen tells a simple, satisfying story while including examples of opposites in a natural-sounding way. In the digital artwork, black and gray drawings on white backgrounds show the action and the characters' emotions clearly. Color is used sparingly in some scenes and fully in others but always effectively. An amusing, enjoyable picture book for reading aloud to young children. Preschool-Kindergarten. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Mirka Hokkanen is an author-illustrator who likes fun, quirky animal characters and dislikes soggy cereal that’s been left in a bowl for too long. She began her career as a fine art printmaker before transitioning to picture book illustration. She is the illustrator of Four Otters Toboggan: An Animal Counting Book by Vivian Kirkfield and the author-illustrator of the early-reader graphic novel Mossy and Tweed: Crazy for Coconuts. When not holding a paintbrush or a pen, Mirka Hokkanen likes to knit, sew, and explore the outdoors with her three energetic kids. But she dislikes stepping on slugs after rain and getting her socks wet after someone has tracked water in the house. Mirka Hokkanen was born in Finland and has lived all around the world as a military spouse.

Subject: Cats Juvenile fiction
Pets Juvenile fiction
Polarity Juvenile fiction
Friendship Juvenile fiction
Picture books for children
Cats Fiction
Opposites Fiction
Friendship Fiction
Genre: Picture books.
Animal fiction.
Picture books for children.

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