From Linda Smith and David Roberts comes a funny, heartwarming tale about the wonderful things that can happen when you open your door to friendship.
About the Author
Linda Smith is the author of When Moon Fell Down, Mrs. Biddlebox, There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Boot, and the Charlotte Zolotow Award Honor Book Mrs. Crump's Cat. Linda lived a full life in a short period of time. On June 28, 2000, she passed away after a two-year battle with breast cancer, but she left behind a world of language, love, and good humor that shines through in her books.
David Roberts is the illustrator of A House Called Awful End and the other books in the popular Eddie Dickens Trilogy, as well as the picture books Rapunzel: A Groovy Fairy Tale and the Charlotte Zolotow Honor Book Mrs. Crump's Cat. He is also the author-illustrator of the picture book Dirty Bertie. David was runner-up for the prestigious Mother Goose Award for children's illustration. He lives in London, England.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Kids will love this book! Cat lovers, and even those awful people who don't like cats, will love this book. Mrs. Crump finds a stray cat on her front porch and she has absolutely no plans to keep this finicky, wet, troublsome, yellow cat and yet page by page as the story unfolds she falls in love with this beautiful yellow cat. The story telling is top notch and the illustrations are unique, but well done. Read and enjoy!
Lonely Mrs. Crump DOES NOT want a cat. Especially not a sneaky, flea-bitten one like her visitor. Although what happens is no surprise, that doesn't lessen the heart-tugging impact of the story. The tale's delightful warmth and humor are well-met with the charming illustrations. I absolutely love this book, and my children adore it equally: 'Read it again!'