Tim and Jim

Tim and Jim

by Claire Schumacher

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This charming tale of mistaken identities is skillfully executed. Tim is a beautiful orange-and-white cat who lives with mild-mannered Miss Periwinkle. He has everything he could possibly want, except . . . a friend. Jim, meanwhile, is a tabby who is sick and tired of being an alley cat. One day, Tim runs away from home, breaking Miss Periwinkle's glasses as he goes. Jim, meanwhile, shows up at Miss Periwinkle's, and she (unable to see clearly) believes that Jim is Tim. The resulting confusion and inevitable happy ending are richly satisfying. The colorful line-and-wash illustrations match Schumacher's simple tale, with its good humor and intriguing theme for young readers. Ages 4-8. (October)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr K-2 Poor Tim. The orange-and- white cat is well cared for, but he wants a friend. Jim, another orange-and-white cat, longs for a nice warm home. The two cats get mixed up the day Tim jumps out the window to look for a friend and breaks his owner's glasses. When the postman brings her the or ange-and-white cat he found, she thinks that it is Timuntil Tim comes home. All ends happily, however, as both Tim and Jim are able to stay and become friends. The bright and cheerful illus trations complement the story, but they sometimes seem a bit too cute. This slight story could be considered by those needing still more books for the picture book crowd about cats .Mar garet C. Howell, Cameron Elementary School, Fairfax County, Va.

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
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5 - 8 Years

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