Naming the cat

by Pringle, Laurence, 1935-

Format: Print Book 1997
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
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Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Picture Books J E PRI
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Books
Call Number  J E PRI
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK PRI
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
Call Number  j PICT BK PRI
A family considers many possibilities before coming up with a name that is just right for the cat that has come to live with them.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 5^-8. Wildlife biologist Pringle turns his considerable talents to the picture-book arena in this story of a young family's efforts to find just the right name for its adopted cat. Suggestions run the gamut from Bubba to Kabuki to Orca, but nothing seems just right for the new feline companion. Dad counsels waiting to see whetherjust the right moniker will present itself. Finally, the kitten's incredible ability to sidestep disasters prompts the obvious name, Lucky. Potter, who wrote and illustrated My Mother the Cat (1993), brings the same humorous sophistication to this artwork. Particularly appealing are her depictions of cats that might appropriately be called Scruggs (playing a banjo), Captain Midnight (wearing a pirate costume), and Vanilla Fudge (sitting amid the ice cream in a sundae dish). A good choice for story hours or families with new pets, but this will also be popular with cat lovers everywhere. --Kay Weisman"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Pringle, best known for his children's books on nature and ecology, disappoints with this marginal tale, which the flap copy notes is based on his own family's experience. After they determine that none of the neighbors owns the cat that appears one day at their door, two siblings and their parents struggle to find an appropriate name for the friendly feline. All but the least observant readers will easily predict the outcome of this search as the family members take turns telling their new pet how lucky he is: lucky that the vase he knocks over doesn't break, lucky that he isn't a feral cat like one they spy in an alley, lucky that he lands safely on his feet when he falls out of a window. Potter's (My Mother the Cat) spare, static illustrations add little energy or color to the drawn-out and bland narrative. Ages 5-8. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Cats -- Fiction.
Names, Personal -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Walker and Co.,1997
Contributors Potter, Katherine.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 0802786219 (hc)
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