Cover image for Cats, cats, cats
Title:
Cats, cats, cats
Author:
Newman, Lesléa.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
At night when Mrs. Brown begins to snore, her sixty cats have fun galore.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
NP Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.0 0.5 48093.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.5 1 Quiz: 25381 Guided reading level: NR.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780689830778
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Item Holds
Searching...
PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...
Searching...
PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...
Searching...
PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...
Searching...
PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...
Searching...
PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...
Searching...
PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...
Searching...
PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...
Searching...
PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...
Searching...
PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...
Searching...
PIC BK Juvenile Fiction Picture Books
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

In a big house on the edge of town live Mrs. Brown and all of her cats. All day long they lie around and nap while Mrs. Brown does her chores. But as soon as Mrs. Brown pets each cat on the head and goes upstairs to bed...it's party time!


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

Ages 4^-7. Mrs. Brown, the quintessential little old cat lady, lives on the edge of town with her 60 cats. All day they accompany her, catnapping by her side as she enjoys her coffee, cleans house, tends her garden, takes her nap. But at night. . . ."As soon as she begins to snore / The fun begins with cats galore / Cats in the entryway throwing confetti / Cats in the dining room eating spaghetti." All night cats knit, eat, read, write, perform, and party; and in the morning Mrs. Brown lovingly cleans up after them. Oller's fun-loving watercolors portray all kinds of cats in all manner of positions as the rhyming text reveals the goings on in the zany household. --Helen Rosenberg


Publisher's Weekly Review

In this exuberant picture book, Newman (Matzo Ball Moon) and Oller (Top Banana) offer an inspired explanation of why cats sleep all day. Mrs. Brown's house overflows with catsDand she prefers it that way. "She loved to fill her lap with them/ She loved to take a nap with them/ She loved to place them all just so/ And then embrace them row by row." Oller's watercolors, with their indistinct edges and softly blurred coloring, capture all the fuzzy charm of the capering kitties. All day long the fetching felines snooze and snore, but at night the fun begins, as they cut loose in a frisky frolic. "When Mrs. Brown was tucked in tight/ The cats would party every night." They bake, they knit, they dance and play ball, and oh, what a mess they make by morning. Fortunately, Mrs. Brown has the right attitude: "Oh fiddle dee dee!/ I love my cats and they love me." The rollicking rhymes give Oller plenty of leeway. The artist pictures cats draped over every conceivable surface, a cat weather vane on the roof and the amply proportioned Mrs. Brown with a lap piled so high with pets that only her sturdy legs are visible. This is a real find for cat fanciers and their furry companions, who will no doubt give it an enthusiastic "two paws up." Ages 5-8. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 1-An elderly lady who lives all alone fills her house with "cats, cats, cats!" They sleep all day while she's up and about, but at night, it's a different story. "While Mrs. Brown was tucked in tight/The cats would party every night/They'd chase their tails, they'd cut a rug/They'd fox-trot and they'd jitterbug/-They'd whoop it up until the dawn/Those cats could really carry on." By morning, the felines are sound asleep and the house is in a shambles. Smiling, Mrs. Brown tucks them in and cleans up the mess, showing readers that despite all the nocturnal mischief, her love is unconditional. Told in a rambling singsong verse, this story gets off to a slow start. The first part is devoted to describing the woman's affection for her pets and her daily activities, and readers will have to make their way through half of the book before the critters actually wake up and do something. The soft watercolor pictures have pale colors and blurred edges. Like the writing, there's some potential but nothing dynamic or substantial enough to carry the book. As fluffy as the fluffiest cats in the Brown household, this story is for serious feline lovers only.-Lauralyn Persson, Wilmette Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.