Six-Dinner Sid

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Six-Dinner Sid is a Smarties Prize Winner and a NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts Selection.

Sid the cat plays the pet of six different owners on Aristotle Street so that he can get six dinners every night.

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Overview

Six-Dinner Sid is a Smarties Prize Winner and a NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts Selection.

Sid the cat plays the pet of six different owners on Aristotle Street so that he can get six dinners every night.

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Unbeknownst to each of his owners, Sid the cat lives with six different people on the same street. By doing so, he's able to get six different dinners every night! He also answers to six names, sleeps in six beds, and maintains six different personalities. All is perfect for Sid--until the day he catches a dreadful cough. Then it is off to the vet not once, but six times! Moore's humorous illustrations capture Sid's sly nature.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A conniving kitty finds bed and board with a sextet of families; PW said, ``Moore's witty text contains just enough wordplay and gentle humor to appeal to parents and children alike. This tale of multiple mischief is as clever as the cat it features.'' Ages 4-8. (Apr.)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-- In Sid's neighborhood on Aristotle Street, the residents don't talk to one another. So it's simple for Sid, a six-dinner cat, to make six different people think he belongs to them. He works hard for his suppers, with six different names and six types of behavior. But when a cough precipitates six visits to the animal hospital, he is found out by the observant vet. His owners agree to make sure he receives only one meal a day, but since Sid is six-dinner cat, he just moves to Pythagoras Place where the neighbors do talk to one another and don't mind sharing dinner with him. Moore's large, colored pencil illustrations are realistic and fill the pages. She is especially strong in portraying individualized characters in the multiethnic neighborhood and the wonderful feline playfulness and insouciance of Sid. The text is rhythmic and the plot is one that children can follow and enjoy. Moore's text and lush illustrations work together to create a book that can be shared one-on-one or with a group. Readers will be happy to have this cat come back again and again. --Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha Public Library, WI
Bobbie Combs
Great color illustrations of Sid and his owners show him eating his six different meals, sleeping in six different beds, and behaving in six different ways.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671796136
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 4/28/1993
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 117,557
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2010

    What a cat!

    Gave a copy of this to a friend who teaches piano & has five-six cats. Perfect for her students to read while waiting for their lesson. The artwork is wonderful. Great tale for any catlover.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2009

    Give this book to ANYONE who has a Cat

    Sid lives "everywhere", but all his owners think he is theirs alone. Sid is smart. Until one day he sneezes and has to go to the Vet (6X). Sid gets "busted". Moral at the end is good. It is OK to have 6 dinners, you just have to be honest with everyone involved. Great artwork.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2009

    Perfect for kids that just lost a cat!

    I had told a friend that my eight year-old daughter was extremely sad due to our cat not returning home for several weeks now. She said that she had the perfect book to make my daughter feel better. It was Six-Dinner Sid... and it helped a lot!<BR/><BR/>She has read it several times and even wanted to bring it to school to share with her friends. She's still sad about our missing cat, but at least in her mind, because of Six-Dinner Sid, she's put the thought of the worst case scenario, out of her head.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2001

    A joy to read again and again

    When working in child care, i read a fair share of books, but this one has been a joy to read over and over again. A favorite for ages 5 to 12, this keen cat makes children as well as adults laugh at the fate of one charming cat.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2000

    Six Dinner Sid is like many cats (and people) we know

    My son selected this book himself today, in his first trip to the library for his first grade year. As it happens, we have a black cat who asks for breakfast whenever each member of the household stumbles out of bed, and has often succeeded with her sad stories. That makes it seem like 'just another cat book', but the tale is told in a charming way, and because most word choices are deliberately kid friendly and the story has a semi-predictable story line, it leads young readers along very naturally. The pictures complement the story so completely that any child would love to snuggle up with Sid. Sid is as casual as 'Cat in the Hat' is energized, a perfect bedtime story.

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