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Children's LiteratureGreat for an etiquette discussion and a lovely smattering of Latin culture, but perhaps a bit over the edge for animal lovers! Real cats should not wear clothes any more than people should fit into someone else's mold for correctness. Never the less, this is a charming story about a hungry, roving cat who decides to move into the home of Senora Rosa and Senor Tomas after curling up for the night on their porch step. Once inside, Flynn (who can talk) is invited to stay. "Mi casa es su casa" and it's a done deal! After he inspects the house, Flynn is asked to the table for lunch. Being bereft of human manners, Flynn sat on the table. That is the beginning of learning proper table manners before anyone can eat. Though it seems no one will ever be able to enjoy their meal, Flynn is obedient to each of his host's requests—except for the peas! The soft watercolor illustrations are enhanced by the occasional festive brightness of the Latin culture in the weave of fabric or on a piece of pottery. This is also a story of acceptance, love and family for all children to enjoy. 2003, Albert Whitman & Company, Ages 4 to 8.
— Elizabeth Young