Hannah's thoughtful determination not only wins the friendship of Fog Cat, but also wins the best gift Fog Cat could possibly give her.
While beach-combing on a foggy day Hannah spotted a shadowy cat with bright green eyes among the rocks. No one had ever tamed it, but Hannah was thoughtful and patient, selecting just the right treats over several months. Hannah won! "Fog Cat" finally let Hannah touch her and moved in to stay. Fog Cat would go out every day without fail but one day, looking a quite plump, she stayed in her basket!
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Having failed at copying the abilities of other creatures, Kitten Cat learns to judge herself by her own talents.
Kitten Cat could not fly from the clothesline, and the birds laughed. She could not open nuts, nor hop on lily pads, nor crow like a cockerel. Dejected she cries to her mother "I can't do anything. I'm only a cat!" Springing proudly to her feet, Mom announces "Only a cat indeed! ...follow me." Here appears the unmistakable theme: Kitten Cat should learn her own talents, rather than risk disappointment copying the skills of others.
Undeterred by rejections, a lovely cat proudly perseveres at finding a home.
The plot may be simple, but this children's story offers more than just a happy ending. Undaunted by a thoughtless woman, an intolerant old man, and a snappy dog, a young, white cat seeks a place of her own. She eventually exhibits her beauty in a setting that young Amy cannot resist. The books strength lies in the way each wonderful illustration shows us the kitten's strength of character, as she moves forward after each setback.
During a big snowstorm Jeanette realizes she had forgotten her cat, remembers its value, and rushes to find it.
Jeanette's cat, Kitty Doyle, regularly meets her as she returns from school, but this snowy day Jeanette visits her friend's for latkes. Suddenly Jeanette remembers KD will be waiting in the snow; she must find her. The Big Storm introduces a young girl's life in Winnipeg in the early 1900s, and presents her properly recovered sense of values.
We see Jenny learn to raise a kitten according to its natural requirements and. thereby, to enjoy its character.
This is a photographic 'biography' of Pickle, a ginger kitten and her youthful owner, Jenny. The Little Kitten introduces children to the nature of animals. Its images show how cute kittens can be, rousing a child's appreciation of living things. Young children love it, but expect your child to want a kitten! Be sure you show him/her the slightly more informative The Little Puppy.
This could be a Rudyard Kipling "Just So" story titled, How the Cat Got its Purr.
Mother Holly's lazy and mischievous cat is old enough to earn his keep in her magic cottage. She leaves him the task of cleaning up, or else! He promptly has an accident with her stew. Cleaning up the mess he grabs the watering can, and it rains from the ceiling. Now her wetted corn must be dried, so he fans up the fire place. The bellows produce so much fire the popcorn pops, but it explodes like thunder. Holly arrives just as everything is cleaned up, but one kernel. He pops it in his mouth and...
Cats fascinate because, to us, their behaviors exude character.
Perhaps a cat lover's delight, each page identifies a cat behavior using memorable superlatives: Nobody's... nozier, dozier, trickier, lickier, prowlier, growlier, naughtier, haughtier, etc. There is language value in the presentation, and some may like the flattened perspective of the highly stylized art work. There is no story.
"Olly" is a cat that sees a few opposites as he explores his neighborhood, and seems to have two homes; fin.
"Olly" explores his neighborhood, experiencing opposites: hot places & cold, soft spots and hard, fast dogs & slow, noisy areas and quiet, open windows and closed. He finds the messy Tubbs' home and is welcomed, and he finds the tidy Pyke's home and is welcomed. And so the story continues, ending only with a mystery. Where does he spend the night? This is a witty way to present opposites to children but there is no reward, no pleasure, in the story's conclusion.
Not only did Daniel have to catch his stowaway cat, he had to face the principal.
Daniel's cat had stowed away in his school bag, so he hid her in his desk. Sure enough a paw poking through the inkwell hole, caught teacher's attention. Josephine escapes and a mildly fun chase ensues, until Daniel must face the school principal. Surprise, she hides a cat too.
Mog causes pointless chaos when visiting the vet, and both recover.
After an improper delay, Mog the cat is taken to the "Vee Ee Tee" for a sore paw. Twice the cat's behavior produces pet chaos at the vet clinic. No one seems able to control their animals. The pets appear to think conceptually, yet the events occur with no reason. The story blandly trails off as the Vet recovers the next day.