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An ordinary day . . .
An ordinary farm . . .
An ordinary crop . . .

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Children's Literature - Ken Marantz
Ordinary farmer Ray and his ordinary wife Norma live happily on their ordinary farm until one night something extraordinary happens. The next day, instead of cabbage heads, cat heads are growing in their field. When harvested, the cats' litter box becomes a flower garden. Although Norma finds them no trouble at all, the cats seem to be multiplying until there are hundreds of them everywhere crowding out the other animals. Norma's bright idea is to offer the trouble-free pets for sale at their farm stand. Soon they are all gone and farm life seems happily back to normal. Or is it? In Santoro's light-hearted approach, his characters appear more caricature than character. The painted shapes are unmodulated and might have been stenciled. But the farm scenes with the standard animals, barn, and house are attractive and appropriate for the action. The scene where the other animals march away smugly typifies the low-key fun in this contemporary fairy tale.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Cabbage patches have long been the rumored birthplace of babies. However, after "something extraordinary" happens one night (no one is sure just what), it's not cabbages or babies that Farmer Ray finds in his field. The puzzled man discovers very green, orange-eyed cats where he thought he'd planted cabbage. He and his wife decide that they might as well harvest this odd crop, which seems to be "no more trouble than houseplants." But then green cats begin popping up all over. When the felines outnumber the vegetables, the ordinary farm animals threaten to leave. The couple cleverly solves the overpopulation problem by selling the cats at their vegetable stand. With the last of them sold, the farm seems to return to the ordinary-or does it? Children will easily follow the brief story line and the brightly colored cartoon drawings that match the perky tone of the text. Quick lines and simple gestures capture the characters' emotions-Farmer Ray's surprise and confusion, the animals' discontent, and the cats' impish potential. A light "sci-fi" picture book to be enjoyed alone, one-on-one, or in groups.-Carolyn Janssen, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Farmer Ray and his wife Norma are ordinary people who love all the animals on their farm. Therefore, it's a big surprise when Farmer Ray checks on his latest crop: Instead of cabbage heads, there are heads of green CATS! Weeks later, the cats have grown and mew to be picked. It's a nice crop, but in a very short time, there are hundreds and hundreds of cats-EVERYWHERE, and the other farm animals threaten to leave. Norma solves the problem: Instead of selling vegetables at their roadside stand, she sells "Farm-Fresh Cats" to city folks (subtle jab). Similar in idea, but certainly no competition for Wanda Gag's charming cats classic, this reinvented silly story has its own whimsy and lively fun emanating from Santoro's background as an animated-film artist. The comical tale gives new meaning to "kitty litter" and "trying to herd cats." (Picture book. 4-7)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780060781781
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Santoro is a story artist whose animated film resume includes The Lion King, The Prince of Egypt, and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron. He is also the author and illustrator of Isaac the Ice Cream Truck and The Little Skyscraper. He lives in Los Angeles, California, in a recently renovated and expanded mid-century modern house. His dog, Jackie, makes a guest appearance in all his books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2006

    Another fun book by Scott Santoro

    Scott Santoro's 'Isaac The Ice Cream Truck' is my niece¿s favorite book, so when I heard ¿Farm Fresh Cats¿ was published, I got it right away. This book captures the imagination in a ¿quirky¿ way. Norma and Ray are just very homey and approachable. The illustrations capture the feel of the cats and the enormity of the problem. I love the one where Norma is scratching the cat¿s head before he was ¿picked¿. . . . and their solution was good for everyone. Lynn in Florida

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