My Cat Charlie

My Cat Charlie

by Becky Edwards, David Armitage
     
 

A little girl is moving house to go and live in the city. Unable to take her cat Charlie, she leaves him with her cousins. What would she do in the city? Who would she play with? City life has other excitements and she soon has new friends and games.

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A little girl is moving house to go and live in the city. Unable to take her cat Charlie, she leaves him with her cousins. What would she do in the city? Who would she play with? City life has other excitements and she soon has new friends and games.

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K-Gr 3-A simple story with a positive message. Charlie waits for his best friend, a little girl, to come home from school every day. Then they sit by the pond and watch goldfish swim by, or climb a tree and watch clouds float by, or chase butterflies in the garden. When the child and her family must "move house" to a flat in the city where she will have a playroom and a "lift," she is disappointed to learn that there will be no garden or trees for the big, black cat. She finds it difficult to leave her pet behind, but realizes that "Friends always want each other to be happy," and arranges for Charlie to live with her cousins in the country. When she visits him, she finds that friendships that are special don't go away because of distance. While the book just touches on the subjects of separation and loss, it does its best to put an upbeat, reassuring spin on a difficult situation. Armitage's watercolors in luminous jewel tones reinforce the sense of love and friendship that pervades the text. Suitable for independent reading or sharing with a group.-Patti Gonzales, Los Angeles Public Library Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
A young girl learns about love and friendship as she faces losing Charlie, her beloved pet, who can't move to the city with her. Despite her understanding of her cat's country needs, the girl is saddened at the thought of losing her best companion and her parents help her to understand.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780747544654
Publisher:
Bloomsbury UK
Publication date:
04/01/2000
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.13(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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