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The wish come true cat
Scamell, Ragnhild.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Hauppauge, NY : Barron's Educational Series, 2001.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Holly wishes on a star for a kitten, but gets the biggest cat she's ever seen--Tom.
Reading Level:
AD 360 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 3.1 0.5 55700.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.2 1 Quiz: 31976 Guided reading level: J.
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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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A little girl named Holly lives in a house that has a front door with a cat flap. But poor Holly doesn't have a cat. One night, Holly makes a wish upon a star. She wishes for a kitten, but instead she gets a big surprise. It's a crash at her bedroom window sill -- and gazing through the glass, she finds herself looking at the biggest, scruffiest cat she's ever seen in her life. "It's a mistake!" cries Holly, but Tom, the scruffy old cat, just gives her a big, crooked smile. She shoos him away, but Tom keeps coming back, day after day. He jumps around, and shows off, and follows wherever Holly goes. He's determined to become her one and only wish-come-true cat. This gentle and funny little story and its cheerful illustrations are sure to delight toddlers and beginning readers. Full-color illustrations on every page. (Ages 4-7)

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School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-When Holly wishes on a falling star for a kitten, she is unprepared for the big, beat-up-looking stray that lands with a crash on her windowsill. Claiming it was a mistake, she shoos the cat away, but Tom is undeterred and, over the next day, slowly worms his way into her heart. That evening, as the snow swirls around outside, she beckons him into the house, where she dries and feeds him, and he settles down on her bed. He has become her "wish come true cat." Colorful, average-quality drawings capture the feline's scruffiness, while his antics will charm readers. With the moral that wishes don't always come true as we expect them to, this is a pleasant-enough tale to share during storytime.-Anne Knickerbocker, Cedar Brook Elementary School, Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.