Cover image for Missing!
Langley, Jonathan.
Personal Author:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Marshall Cavendish, [2000]

Physical Description:
28 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Although school vacation has started, Daisy has forgotten to tell her cat not to wait for her at school and both of them think the other has become lost, or worse.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.2 0.5 63496.
Format :


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Material Type
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PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
PIC.BK. Juvenile Fiction Picture Books

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Missing! is a Marshall Cavendish publication.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Ages 3^-5. Daisy is a preschooler whose fat, cheerful cat, Lupin, always meets her "on the corner at the end of their road after school." This regular schedule breaks down when Daisy has a school holiday. Not knowing about the day off, Lupin goes about his rounds, sunning himself and chasing butterflies, birds, and mice until it's time to meet Daisy. When she doesn't arrive, Lupin's imagination takes off, as does Daisy's when she can't find her feline friend. The characters' parallel imaginings, adventures, and near-miss encounters should delight children, whether they're listening to the tale being read aloud or simply looking at the cartoonlike pictures, which juxtapose the characters' stories and convey their fears. A charming picture puzzle, with tension finally dispelled by a satisfying reunion. --Connie Fletcher

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-A well-conceived picture book. Daisy's cat meets her at the corner after school each day. Then one afternoon, unbeknownst to Lupin, school is closed. The feline goes to meet the child as usual, but she doesn't show up. While he waits, he imagines all of the possible places she could be, such as at a birthday party or on a field trip. Meanwhile, Daisy is at home looking everywhere for her pet. Lupin begins to worry that a big scary dog has chased the girl away or that a giant bird has captured her, while Daisy wonders if a lion or a wicked witch may be responsible for her cat's disappearance. The two of them search many of the same places, but keep missing one another. Finally, they each decide that the other has gone to a new home. Daisy leaves Lupin a trail of kitty treats, just in case, and eventually, the sad animal returns. He follows the treats and finds the girl curled up in his basket. The final page features the bewildered pair with the caption, "WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?!" The colorful cartoons are a hilarious match for the story. Youngsters will enjoy this light and amusing tale.-Anne Parker, Milton Public Library, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.