This One 'n That One in Splat!: The Tale of a Colorful Cat

This One 'n That One in Splat!: The Tale of a Colorful Cat

by Jane Seymour, Geoffrey Planer, James Keach
     
 

Down on the beach in sunny California live big Jim Cat and Lady Jane with their two furry sons and their two purry daughters. Everything went oh so smoothly for the Malibu Cats 'till along came two little kittens called... THIS ONE 'N' THAT ONE So now their house is filled with love and toys and lots and lots of noise! Twin Kittens can be quite a pawful! Funny… See more details below

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Down on the beach in sunny California live big Jim Cat and Lady Jane with their two furry sons and their two purry daughters. Everything went oh so smoothly for the Malibu Cats 'till along came two little kittens called... THIS ONE 'N' THAT ONE So now their house is filled with love and toys and lots and lots of noise! Twin Kittens can be quite a pawful! Funny things happen when Dad's on his own with two small kittens! Big Jim finds that getting This One and That One dressed and fed can be messy business. And when he encourages them to be creative at playtime the results are more than just colorful...

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jeanne K. Pettenati
The youngest kittens in this large family are twins-"This one and That one." Dad's in charge on a Sunday morning when they decide to paint. Dad knows this is a bad idea. He suggests that they paint him when they complain that they can't think of anything to paint. After telling his kittens not to get paint on the floor or on themselves, he takes a nap. When Mom gets home, she gets a surprise, and so will the readers of this book. Adults may enjoy this book more than the children they read it to. The trendy language and surprise ending are cute, but they emanate from a parent's perspective, not a child's.
School Library Journal
PreS-K--Two pedestrian stories about twin cats named THIS ONE and THAT ONE and their parents, Lady Jane and Big Jim. In Splat, Dad takes care of the youngsters while Mom is shopping. When the kittens can't decide on an art project, he suggests that they paint him. When he falls asleep, they decide to take him up on the offer. Lady Jane returns to find her husband covered in paint from head to toe. In Yum, Lady Jane sends the twins to bed and bakes cookies for her husband to take outside while he fishes. The kittens then sneak downstairs and hide in the picnic basket. When their mother carries the heavy basket down to the beach, the twins surprise their parents with their presence. These stories present some sophisticated ideas that will elude most preschoolers, such as children spoiling their parents' time alone. In both the texts and the flat, one-dimensional artwork, the twins are treated as one identical unit rather than two separate individuals. These books have neither the humor found in Jeffie Gordon's Two Badd Babies (Boyds Mills, 1992), nor the universality of twins who have similarities yet are individuals as found in Holly Keller's Harry and Tuck (Greenwillow, 1993). Consider these titles as celebrity gift-book collectibles--they don't stand on their own merits next to other enduring children's picture books.--Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399233098
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/08/1998
Series:
This One and That One Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
7.38(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
2 - 6 Years

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