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Where to Sleep
     

Where to Sleep

by Kandy Radzinski
 

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It's the end of a long, play-filled day. Evening is drawing near and it's time for bed. But where can a tired little kitten rest its head? Not in the leafy vegetable patch. Kitten would look for "bunnies to catch." Certainly not with the chicken flock... who "stay up late and talk, talk, talk." Finding the ideal place to settle in for the night is no easy task. But

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It's the end of a long, play-filled day. Evening is drawing near and it's time for bed. But where can a tired little kitten rest its head? Not in the leafy vegetable patch. Kitten would look for "bunnies to catch." Certainly not with the chicken flock... who "stay up late and talk, talk, talk." Finding the ideal place to settle in for the night is no easy task. But when Kitten is finally ready for rest, sleepyheads of all ages will agree it's in the purr-fect spot. Sweetly detailed artwork highlights this gentle bedtime treat from Kandy Radzinski, the creator of What Cats Want for Christmas.Kandy Radzinski received her Master of Science in Art from East Texas State University. She taught art at Central Washington State College and the University of Tulsa. Kandy has illustrated children's books, posters, greeting cards, and even a six-foot penguin. Her books with Sleeping Bear Press include What Cats Want for Christmas and I is for Idea: An Inventions Alphabet. Kandy lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan Attebury
Rich and colorful illustrations lend a quiet peace to this excellent bedtime tale about a little orange farm kitten looking for the perfect place to sleep. The plot builds from the kitten's question, "If I were a kitten, where would I sleep?" It takes the kitten to a variety of possible places. The adorable kitten considers sleeping near the sweet little cow, in the vegetable patch, in the hen house with the chatty chickens, on a porch swing, inside a brown shoe, or in a comfy armchair; however, the kitten finds a reason that each place is not quite right before finally settling on the best place of all, curled up at its best friend's feet. The text is simple but strong enough to keep listeners wanting to hear the next possibility. It presents a satisfying ending and is sure to be a book children will ask to hear again and again at bedtime. Reviewer: Nancy Garhan Attebury
School Library Journal

PreS-K

A child imagines all of the places her ginger kitten might explore in search of a good spot to snooze. The cows are not ready to retire, the chickens are too noisy, and the vegetable patch is full of bunnies. From the bright blue day outdoors, the kitten wanders inside the house to find a spot and settles at the feet of "best friend," a pajama-clad human. The end page shows the farm at night. The colorful, realistic pictures are large enough for group sharing, and children will likely enjoy the sweet kitten. The rhymed text is simple enough for beginning readers, with a repetitive phrase that makes for vocabulary building. An acceptable choice for those needing filler for bedtime storytimes or for larger picture-book collections.-Angela J. Reynolds, Annapolis Valley Regional Library, Bridgetown, NS, Canada

Kirkus Reviews
A mediocre outing reflects one feline's lengthy search for the perfect spot to sleep. In rhyming couplets, one possible resting place after another is discarded. "I could sleep in the vegetable patch / but I'd be looking for bunnies to catch. / I could sleep with the chicken flock / but they stay up late and talk, talk, talk." Even indoors the pudgy, unapologetically cute kitten finds that perfect spots are elusive-some already taken, others too small. But of course, in the end, readers will agree that the little cat found just the right place to sleep after all. While the trim is a modest nine-by-nine, the huge close-up illustrations still make this a good choice for sharing with a group. Indeed, the artwork is better viewed from afar, since up close some edges appear fuzzy and indistinct. An extra purchase for libraries with a large population of cat lovers. (Picture book. 3-5)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133694106
Publisher:
Sleeping Bear Press
Publication date:
08/02/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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