Three Little Kittens
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Three Little Kittens

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by Paul Galdone
     
 

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The favorite Mother Goose rhyme about the three careless kittens who lost their mittens is given added appeal with Galdone's bold and colorful illustrations. "This refreshingly hearty version of the nonsense verse will be as much a favorite of adult storytellers as it will be of toddler listeners." -- School Library Journal, starred review

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The favorite Mother Goose rhyme about the three careless kittens who lost their mittens is given added appeal with Galdone's bold and colorful illustrations. "This refreshingly hearty version of the nonsense verse will be as much a favorite of adult storytellers as it will be of toddler listeners." -- School Library Journal, starred review

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Elizabeth Fronk
The little mittens dripping on the line are lost to the three kittens in this classic rhyming story. However, Galdone's humorous illustrations convey the Mama Cat's dismay at the kittens' loss of these mittens. The kittens find their mittens only to get them dirty as they eat the pie. The kittens redeem themselves by washing the mittens. One may wish for a more definite ending as all the felines smell a rat; however, that discovery must be for another author, such as Jerry Pinkney in his recent version. Galdone sticks to the original rhyme but adds humor which preschoolers in particular can enjoy. Whimsical details in each two-page spread add to the story: the bottle on a shelf is labeled "CATSUP" and mice appear on the plates, on a clock or a lampshade. The kittens could be preschool age as they do not appear very small. The book is a nice size for reading aloud and the text inside is big enough for those just learning to read. Reviewer: Elizabeth Fronk
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Paul Galdone's richly detailed and playful illustrations add much to this retelling of the favorite Mother Goose rhyme about the three careless kittens who lost their mittens (HM, 1986). Each page of this read-along has a multitude of visual treats, from the spice rack that holds only different varieties of catnip and mouse-shaped salt and pepper shakers to the stately cats carved around the bedroom furniture. Reader Valerie Stephens has many wonderful storytelling voices that complement the lively music of Michael Moss. This audiocassette and book will be well-received by early primary grade students, and will become a favorite of teachers and librarians. It is a winning combination of bright color, lively sound, and comfortable remembered rhyme.-Betty Ann Picone, Fredon Elementary School, Newton, NJ Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
From the Publisher

"This refreshingly hearty version of the nonsense verse will be as much a favorite of adult storytellers as it will be of toddler listeners." School Library Journal, Starred

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547575759
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
03/21/2011
Series:
Folk Tale Classics Series
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
412,025
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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From the Publisher
"This refreshingly hearty version of the nonsense verse will be as much a favorite of adult storytellers as it will be of toddler listeners." School Library Journal, Starred

Meet the Author

Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1907 and emigrated to the United States in 1928. After finishing his studies at the Art Student League and the New York School of Industrial Design, Mr. Galdone worked in the art department of a major publishing house. There he was introduced to the process of bookmaking, an activity that was soon to become his lifelong career. Before his death in 1986, Mr. Galdone illustrated almost three hundred books, many of which he himself wrote or retold. He is fondly remembered for his contemporary style, bright earthy humor, and action-filled illustrations, which will continue to delight for generations to come.

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Three Little Kittens 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story as a little kid, so I recomend parents buying it for their children. Its a great, cute story with great pictures.
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Jennifer Lawson More than 1 year ago
The cost of $6.99 would have been worth it if it had been a sweet, beautiful loving story. This was a sad work thrown together by someone with little joy of the original. The story also lacked a satisfying ending. I would nott recomend this if it were free!
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