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Where is that cat?
Greene, Carol.
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Publication Information:
New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 1999.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
While trying to give away the cat she has found, Miss Perkins gradually grows fond enough of him that she decides to keep him.
Reading Level:
AD 20 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.0 0.5 46045.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.7 1 Quiz: 24574 Guided reading level: K.
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Central Library PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Elma Library PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Williamsville Library PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Audubon Library PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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One morning, when Miss Perkins steps outside to check her mailbox, she finds something unexpected: a cat. Miss Perkins keeps a very tidy house, so she must find a new home for her furry visitor. But whenever someone comes to adopt Fitz, he seems to have disappeared. Young readers will delight in finding clever Fitz as he hides on the lavishly illustrated pages of this charming story.

Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 3^-5. One winter day at the mailbox, elderly Miss Perkins finds a stray cat. After naming the cat Fitz, bringing it inside and feeding it tuna and a saucer of milk, she places an advertisement for the lost cat--after all, she likes to keep a clean house. But when one after another potential owner comes to meet the cat, Fitz cannot be found. It is up to young readers to locate Fitz, carefully hidden in Krupinski's charmingly executed and cozily detailed spreads of Miss Perkins' well-kept house. Slowly, Miss Perkins becomes attached to Fitz, and when he chases a mouse out of the house, she decides to keep him herself. Greene's simple story grabs young readers with the searching game, and it makes a sweet commentary on the companionship that everyone needs. --Kathy Broderick

Publisher's Weekly Review

A stray feline snuggles its way into the heart of a woman reluctant to keep it in this sweet-natured picture book from the team behind The Old Ladies Who Liked Cats. When elderly Miss Perkins collects her mail one snowy day she finds "one letter, two bills and a cat." She takes in the shivering feline, fully intending to find it a good home elsewhere. But when prospective owners come to see the cat, it has a talent for hiding-and for gradually turning Miss Perkins into a cat lover. Greene writes lightheartedly, but with the assured voice of a true cat lover, spotlighting the behaviors that endear felines to their humans. Working in a creamy palette, Krupinski depicts a cheerily appointed, cozy household gently cluttered with pillows and doilies. Children will enjoy the visual guessing game of discovering the cat's various hiding places in this most welcoming of settings. Ages 3-6. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

School Library Journal Review

PreS-K-Miss Perkins finds a cat and takes it in, but she doesn't want to keep it. Her newspaper ad yields some interested parties, but each time one of them visits, Fitz hides. After a while, the woman grows fond of the animal and decides to give it a home. The writing is flat and not very engaging. All of the prospective owners end their visits with the same bland phrase, "Thank you anyway," making the process of finding Fitz a home completely uninvolving. There's no sense of growing affection between the woman and the cat, and there's no sense of action or real interest on the part of the people who answer the ad. The full-color artwork is filled with details-houseplants, pillows, and doilies-but it is one-dimensional and static. With so many other feline-filled picture books out there, consider this one an additional purchase.-Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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