Kitten for a Day

Kitten for a Day

by Ezra Jack Keats
     
 

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Can a puppy be a kitten? This puppy thinks he is. As he plays with four kittens, he tumbles and stumbles, thumps and slurps, spills and falls. Then his mother arrives. Will the five new friends be able to play again? Award-winning author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats's appealing illustrations will have readers purring with contentment.

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Overview

Can a puppy be a kitten? This puppy thinks he is. As he plays with four kittens, he tumbles and stumbles, thumps and slurps, spills and falls. Then his mother arrives. Will the five new friends be able to play again? Award-winning author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats's appealing illustrations will have readers purring with contentment.

"A visually delightful book." (The Horn Book)

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Four felines temporarily adopt a displaced puppy in Kitten for a Day (1974) by Ezra Jack Keats. "Next time let's all be puppies," he says to his friends when his mother comes to fetch him. Now, as ever, Keats's sunny illustrations reflect the joy of discovery. (Mar.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
In this sweet romp of a picture book, a small puppy joins a group of kittens for a day of kitten play. Puppy tries everything—meowing, bathing himself and an acrobatic walk through the dining room—with limited success but great enjoyment. The illustrations are softly colored, but still manage to convey a sense of movement and adventure. The underlying message, that even animals that are different can get along, is a wonderful addition to an amusing story. 2002 (orig. 1974), Puffin/Penguin,
— Sharon Oliver

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142300541
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
514,861
Product dimensions:
7.79(w) x 9.88(h) x 0.08(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Ezra Jack Keats (1916–1983) is the Caldecott Medal winning author of The Snowy Day, which broke ground in 1962 as one of the first picture books for young children to portray a realistic, multi-cultural urban setting. Since its initial publication, The Snowy Day has come to be regarded as both a children’s classic and one of the most important picture books ever written/illustrated. Ezra Jack Keats’ legacy lives on in the popularity of his most famous character, Peter—the star of The Snowy DayWhistle for WilliePeter's ChairA Letter to AmyGoggles, and others. Visit the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation online at www.ezra-jack-keats.org

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
March 11, 1916
Date of Death:
May 6, 1983
Place of Birth:
Brooklyn, New York
Place of Death:
New York, New York
Education:
Thomas Jefferson High School, New York City

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