Have You Got My Purr?

Have You Got My Purr?

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by Judy West, Tim Warnes
     
 

Kitten has lost her purr, and her mother cannot convince her that it will come back. The little cat sets off in search of her missing sound and stirs up a critter cacophony: Dog woofs, Cow moos, Duck quacks, Pig oinks, Sheep baas, Owl hoots, but no one makes the noise Kitten wants to hear most. Tired and discouraged, she returns to her mother. As she cuddles…  See more details below

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Kitten has lost her purr, and her mother cannot convince her that it will come back. The little cat sets off in search of her missing sound and stirs up a critter cacophony: Dog woofs, Cow moos, Duck quacks, Pig oinks, Sheep baas, Owl hoots, but no one makes the noise Kitten wants to hear most. Tired and discouraged, she returns to her mother. As she cuddles close for a snug night's sleep, a contented kitten discovers where her purr was hiding all along.

This short, lively story, filled with animal sounds, invites repeated reading and lots of listener participation. Little ones will quack, moo, and hoot right along, through the last satisfying purr, purr.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A calico kitten thinks she has lost her purr and polls her fellow barnyard inhabitants to see who might have it. As her day draws to a close, she's made two discoveries: while none of her animal friends purr, they make their own interesting sounds; and her purr--"the most perfect purr" her friends have ever heard--comes back as soon as she happily snuggles next to her mother. The straightforward text, peppered with lots of animal noises and cartoonish renderings of the farm denizens, might serve as a useful introduction to the barnyard. But British author West and Warnes (I Don't Want to Go to Bed!) don't offer up any surprises, and none of the animals exhibit particularly distinctive personalities, visually or verbally. Ages 2-7. (May) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Children's Literature
Little Kitten is upset because she believes that she has lost her purr. Kitten is not satisfied with her mother's suggestion that she wait for it to come back, so she sets out in search of her missing purr. She ventures through the farmyard asking each of the animals if they have her purr, only to be disappointed and referred to another animal. As day turns to night, kitten is exhausted from her search, but she finally reaches owl who is sure to know where her purr is. Owl hoots and tells her to return to the barn. Her mother is sure to know where the missing purr is. Frustrated and sleepy, she curls up with her mother and finally finds the much sought after sound that mother cat said was inside her all the time: the perfect purr. Judy West has created a very lovable character that Tim Warnes captures perfectly with his always delightful, brightly colored illustrations. Children will adore this barnyard tour and will take much pleasure in chorusing the animal sound responses. 2000, Dutton Children's Books, Ages 3 to 6, $ 15.99. Reviewer: Trina Heidt
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-K-Kitten can mew, hiss, and yowl, but cannot make the noise that she likes the best. She is certain that she has misplaced her "purr" among the barnyard animals. She goes from Dog to Cow to Pig to Duck to Mouse to Sheep to Owl, all of whom explain that they have their own unique noises, but do not have a purr. Owl suggests that Kitten return home, and she does indeed find her purr when she curls up with her mother. The bright and colorful double-spread illustrations add spark to this book. While some of the descriptive sentences are awkward, overall, this is a fun title that will be great for storytimes, and toddlers will especially enjoy these delightful characters.-Elaine Lesh Morgan, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781854306241
Publisher:
Gardners Books
Publication date:
08/31/2000
Edition description:
New

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