Three Little Kittens

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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

Three little kittens lose, find, soil, and wash their mittens.

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Overview

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

Three little kittens lose, find, soil, and wash their mittens.

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Editorial Reviews

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.
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PreS-Gr 1 Galdone lends new life and sense to the verse in this exuberant retelling of the Mother Goose rhyme with four delightful feline characters. The large type is readable and inviting, with only one or two lines of text per page. Double-page spreads are filled with vibrant watercolor washes over ink sketches. While the expressions of the cats will be the focus of children's attention, there are countless details for them to discover for themselves, such as the animal-influenced decor of the cats' home, the spice cabinet filled with different varieties of catnip, and cat ancestor portraits. Children will relate to the kittens' deserved punishment for carelessness, their theatrical displays of sorrow, and their earnest efforts to get into both their mother's good graces and that delicious looking pie. This refreshingly hearty version of the nonsense verse will be as much a favorite of adult storytellers as it will be of toddler listeners. Yvonne A. Frey, Peoria Public Library, Ill.
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"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
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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780899194264
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/28/1986
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.75 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.13 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2009

    Awhh I remember this! =]

    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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  • Posted February 10, 2011

    Very poor!

    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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