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Tex & Sugar: A Big City Kitty Ditty

by Barbara Johansen Newman, Barbara Johansen Newman
     
 

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Meet two delightful country-crooning cats who will have kids singing their praises: Tex Mex Rex and Sugar Lee Snughead. Both kitties have left their small towns and come to the big city in search of fame and fortune on the stage. And why not? Tex’s tunes “could put smiles on fields full of cattle,” while Sugar’s voice “called as

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Meet two delightful country-crooning cats who will have kids singing their praises: Tex Mex Rex and Sugar Lee Snughead. Both kitties have left their small towns and come to the big city in search of fame and fortune on the stage. And why not? Tex’s tunes “could put smiles on fields full of cattle,” while Sugar’s voice “called as sweetly as catbirds in June.”
But city life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be—until Tex and Sugar find each other…and discover what beautiful music they make together. Like the best country songs, Tex & Sugar is funny, touching, and carries a great message: Believe in Dreams, Darlin’, You Know They’ll Find You.

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Kirkus Reviews
Newman offers two tales of star-crossed kitty-cat, kitty-corner crooners who leave their western homes to hit Broadway and become "Superstar Kitties." Sugar Lee Snughead could "quiet whole herds with the hum of a tune" while Tex Mex Rex's songs could "put smiles on fields full of cattle and make an old rattlesnake give up her rattle." They each move to the city seeking fame, but Tex's only gig is washing dishes and Sugar's big part in a show is the aisle, as an usher. Sadly, at home, "Both kitties crooned softly of old country places. It made them forget about tight city spaces." The obvious happens: They find each other and stardom together. It's the illustrations in this rhyming story that star; the cartoonish style is appropriate for the text though the busy page design with rope outlining crowds the focal points. Many details, like a strawberry hat and rhinestone suit, are fun, and the message to follow your dream is unobtrusive, but other recent, similarly themed picture books strike a stronger chord. (Picture book. 4-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402738876
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
04/01/2007
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
AD650L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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