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A bed for Kitty
Surovec, Yasmine, author, illustrator.
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2014.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 27 cm
Kitty sleeps in unlikely places all around the house--but never in her own bed--until Chloe discovers the perfect sleeping arrangement.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.5 0.5 172409.
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J PIC BOOK Juvenile Fiction Childrens Area-Picture Books

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Sweet dreams, Kitty! This adorable bedtime book from the creator of I See Kitty is perfect for tucking the very youngest cat lovers in at night.
Kitty sleeps everywhere: on the TV, in the sink, even in her litter box! But she never sleeps in her own bed. This follow up to Yasmine Surovec's I See Kitty shows that sometimes it takes a friend to find the perfect place to sleep. With bright, bold artwork, A Bed for Kitty will charm very young readers with its gentle humor and genuine warmth.

Author Notes

Yasmine Surovec loves kitties. She is the artist behind the popular comic blog and book Cat vs. Human. Originally from Manila, Philippines, she now lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband and their puppy and three kitties.

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Chloe buys a big, fluffy bed for her beloved cat, but after a brief investigation, Kitty refuses to have anything to do with her new mattress. She prefers, instead, to sleep on top of sweaters and the TV, tucked in the bathroom sink, and even in her litter box. In fact, Kitty will sleep just about anywhere, except her new bed. Chloe is about to give up when she discovers an ingenious way to outsmart Kitty, and soon the two are snuggled up for a good night's sleep. Surovec, author of the popular Cats vs. Humans blog, applies her thorough knowledge of feline behavior to this charming story and perfectly captures the infuriating tendencies cats have for doing exactly the opposite of what their owners want. The digitally smooth illustrations are highly appealing, with simple layouts featuring bold, bright colors. Surovec's delight in illustrating cats is especially evident in the endpapers, which shows felines in all manner of charmingly inappropriate sleeping locations. A delight for children and caregivers alike.--Hayes, Summer Copyright 2010 Booklist

School Library Journal Review

PreS-Chloe's kitty loves to sleep, so the child is excited about giving her the perfect present, a new bed. Unfortunately, Kitty doesn't seem to like it. She seems to prefer sleeping almost anywhere else: on the TV, in her litter box, on Mom's favorite sweater, or even on a houseplant. Chloe is disappointed that her thoughtful gift is being ignored, so one night, when her pet has taken over her bed, Chloe curls up on Kitty's bed. Intrigued, the purring feline finally decides to sleep in her own bed-on top of Chloe. The illustrations are large and uncluttered, with minimal details or background. Feelings, whether human or feline, are clearly shown through facial expressions done with minimal lines-dots for eyes, a circle or line for mouth-and most spreads feature a single sentence. This sweet story will make a nice bedtime story for preschoolers curling up in their own soft beds among loved ones or a group read-aloud for the very youngest listeners.-Laura Hunter, Mount Laurel Library, NJ (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.