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Here comes Posy - the most adorable and lovable kitten you'll ever meet!

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Here comes Posy - the most adorable and lovable kitten you'll ever meet!

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Editorial Reviews

Kristi Jemtegaard
Not since Clare Turlay Newberry's cat books of the 1940s has anyone captured, so adoringly and so adorably, the essence of kitten-ness…Perfect for very young lookers and listeners, the minimalist rhyming text leaves plenty of room for Posy-cavorting, and the thick, cream-colored pages are as satisfyingly soft as kitten fur.
—The Washington Post
Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
Even non-cat lovers won't be able to resist the appeal of Posy, as we follow her through her busy day. Terse rhymed couplets are almost an unnecessary accompaniment to Posy's actions on the pages, as a "whiskers wiper, crayon swiper." "Spider catcher, sofa snatcher." Outside she is, "Leaf collector, sock inspector." "Tomcat fearer, disappearer!" Back home again she is, "Cushion clawer, sprawly snorer." She is all worn out! But readers will be tempted to start again to follow the antics of this curious kitty, created sketchily but naturalistically in a muted palette and watercolor pencil-crayons, acrylics, and India inks. She hints at anatomy while clearly depicting Posy's boundless energy. The tale is told in vignettes that help focus our attention on the story's delightful star. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal

PreS-K

Posy is a "...whiskers wiper,/crayon swiper./Playful wrangler,/knitting tangler." Rendered in watercolor pencil crayons, acrylic, and India inks, she sometimes dominates the broad cream-colored spreads or divides a page into several vignettes with her actions. Color is used sparingly, allowing readers to focus on the striped and spotted feline. While grown-ups, particularly cat lovers, will be charmed by the stylized art, children will notice in the kitten's daily activities much of what interests them, too-chasing spiders, puzzling over mirrors, inspecting socks hanging from a clothesline, and cuddling with Mom at the end of the day. This book is well suited for sharing one-on-one, allowing youngsters to study the pictures up close and giving adults the chance to emphasize the playfulness of the text.-Kara Schaff Dean, Walpole Public Library, MA

Kirkus Reviews
A curious kitten tumbles around the house doing such silly cat things as spider-catching and sofa-scratching. Newbery's prose-"Posy! / She's a... / whiskers wiper, / crayon swiper. / Playful wrangler, / knitting tangler"-is as bouncy as her subject, and her characterizations will be easily recognized by anybody who shares living space with a feline. The brief text puts a spotlight on the illustrations, and they deserve it: Rayner's watercolor-and-ink creations are what separates this from other cute-kitty tales. The scribbly texture of the ink and the softness of the tabby-toned watercolors create an opposing energy that almost animates the images and serves Posy's pouncing, clawing and rolling well. The simplicity of telling that allows these images to take center stage creates a format dilemma, however-with only four to eight words per spread, the text seems more suited for a board book, but the beauty of the illustrations demands the large trim and creamy, matte stock. Preschoolers and even toddlers may well wish for more substance to support the sophisticated visuals. (Picture book. 2-4)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416971122
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 12/23/2008
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,184,284
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Posted December 28, 2008

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    AN ENDEARING, ENERGETIC KITTEN

    If one were to draw up a prescription for writing children's books, it would surely include large doses of animal subjects. Children, as we know, are attracted to animals, especially young animals so Linda Newbery was on solid ground when she created Posy, a rambunctious little kitten. <BR/><BR/>An award winning author, Newbery lives in England with her husband and three cats. If one of them was the model for Posy her household is both happy and busy. <BR/><BR/>The book is a rhyming diary of Posy's day as she tries in vain to catch a spider, stretches to scratch on the sofa, gets tangled up in a ball of yarn, and does all the things we would expect a kitten to do. <BR/><BR/>Illustrator Catherine Rayner has created an original, enchanting Posy, almost a Cubist cat, most definitely a Calico. The winner of the 2006 Booktrust Early Years Award for Best New Illustrator in the United Kingdom, Rayner veers from the usual paintings of a cuddly, furry kitten to give us a delightful representation that exudes energy with wiry whiskers, upright tail, and black spot eyes. <BR/><BR/>Recommended for ages 2 - 5. <BR/><BR/>- Gail Cooke

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