The Washington Post
Here comes Posy - the most adorable and lovable kitten you'll ever meet!
The Washington Post
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
- Atheneum Books for Young Readers
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- 11.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 2 - 5 Years
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Recommended for ages 2 - 5.
- Gail Cooke