Friday, December 4, 2009

Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library!

Vicki Myron and Brett Witter's, "Dewey: There's a Cat in the
 Library" is such a lovely entertaining read!

The pictures are rich and vibrant. The colors are warm and friendly. They are even calming. I think the artist might have used the air brush technique.
 I absolutely loved this heart-warming story of a small kitten that is abandoned in the Spencer Library return box.  The Spencer Library Librarian Vicki Myron finds the cold, dirty, abandoned kitten. She gives him a bath... Appropriately names him Dewey Readmore Books... ala Melvin Dewey.... She names him Dewey Readmore Books and he becomes the library cat... 

So, what adventures are in store for our Dewey Readmore Books?

He played... "He lounged on the newspaper... Rode the book cart... Knocked pens to the floor....Goofed around with Marty Mouse... Snooped in every open drawer... Found at least one rubber band."

Children and babies petted and played with Dewey! He was even carried upside down. Oh, what fun for little Dewey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dewey even talked with his friend Marty Mouse about his adventures!

My favorite picture in the book included the following paragraph: "By lunchtime Dewey was worn out. So he found a good box. First he put his front paws inside, then his belly. He squished his back end down, wiggled around until he was all the way in ... and closed his eyes. " I loved Dewey in the bag!!!!!!!!!!! The line was "There's an orange muffin in the library," a girl giggled."

As Dewey was drifting off into sleep, he heard a "sad little girl reading very quietly all by herself." Dewey tried all kinds of tricks to get her attention and to make her talk... smile... laugh..::)))

After several strategies... Dewey Readmore Books, found a way to make her laugh!!!!! He realizes that he is the library cat... The book ends with the great words describing how Dewey feels: "It felt...purr-fect!"

This children's book is a must read for all animal lovers... especially cat lovers!!!!!!!!!

All libraries should have a cat, dog, frog, bat... gerbel and name is Dewey Readmore Books!

What a special treat to read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I knew this was going to be a great book when I opened the jacket and saw the cat foot prints in the front and back.

Until the next time....

A children' book a day, keeps the scary monster away!

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