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Come Back, Cat by Joan L. Nodset, Steven Kellogg

How to love a cat:
Hold him gently in your lap.
But don't panic if he bites—
he's only playing.
Be careful not to scare
him away.
Listen for his motor.
He's telling you he
loves you, too!

After being out of print for many years, the beloved story about a persistent little girl, a capricious cat, and the wild apartment-building chase that ensues is available again.

From Joan L. Nødset and Steven Kellogg, the author and illustrator of the original two-color book, comes this enlarged edition, exquisitely reillustrated with full-color mixed-media paintings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060280826
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/16/2008
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 Years

About the Author

Joan L. Nodset was inspired to write this story nearly forty years ago after catsitting Ptolemy, a friend's lovably moody feline. Ms. Nodset is also the author of Go Away, Dog and Who Took the Farmer's Hat? and wrote Crocodile and Hen: A Bakongo Folktale under the name Joan M. Lexau. She lives in Otisville, New York.

Steven Kellogg was "moved by the simplicity, the subtleties, and the poignance of the writing in this story." He welcomed the opportunity to reillustrate it in full color. Mr. Kellogg is an award-winning author and illustrator who has created more than 100 children's books, including The Three Little Pigs, Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind Crockett. He is the illustrator of Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town and The Baby Beebee Bird. Mr. Kellogg is a recipient of the David McCord Citation and the Regina Medal for his distinguished contribution to children's literature. He lives with his wife, Helen, in upstate New York.

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