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Prowlpuss
     

Prowlpuss

by Gina Wilson, David Parkins (Illustrator)
 

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Prowlpuss is not a lap cat, a sit-by-the-fire-and-purr cat. No, he's not. Prowlpuss is a tough, rough, gruff cat, an out-on-the-town cat! With rolling rhymes and bold paintings, Wilson and Parkins create a rugged, raucous tomcat who will win the hearts of readers even as he woos the demure feline of his affections. Watercolor illustrations.

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Prowlpuss is not a lap cat, a sit-by-the-fire-and-purr cat. No, he's not. Prowlpuss is a tough, rough, gruff cat, an out-on-the-town cat! With rolling rhymes and bold paintings, Wilson and Parkins create a rugged, raucous tomcat who will win the hearts of readers even as he woos the demure feline of his affections. Watercolor illustrations.

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Children's Literature - Gisela Jernigan
Missing one ear and one eye, the big and scruffy Prowlpuss is definitely "a tough, rough, gruff cat, an out-on-the-town cat." We follow him on his nighttime adventures as he courts a "tiny-white-star cat." Dark, shadowy watercolors depict Prowlpuss' world of midnight alleys and trees, and the lively rhyming text will hold young readers' attention.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-The middle of this picture story in verse is missing. Its beginning and end don't fit together. Prowlpuss starts in word and pictures as a battle-scarred villain. He mouses and rats the alleys with no-nonsensical remorse. When cyclical lust sets in, he murders the night with yowls to a pure white, lap cat that never comes near. Prowlpuss does not slink back into an alley, however. Suddenly he's got a home and a lady who loves and hugs him. What started as a feral natural force in catdom wimps out on her quilt. The poet is quoted on the flap copy: ``Prowlpuss is about that yearning one always has for the unobtainable.'' This cat as described and illustrated is the wrong vehicle for that elusive, adult insight. The watercolors are powerful evocations of night at a one-eyed cat's level. The book is the illustrator's showcase propped on a wobbly story in rhyme.-Lillian N. Gerhardt, School Library Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763602871
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
11.06(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.16(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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