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Widget

by McFarland, Lyn Rossiter.

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 19 Libraries 25 of 26 copies
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Summary
A stray dog pretends he's a cat in order to get a home

When Widget, a little stray dog, stumbles through a flap door into the home of Mrs. Diggs, he sees six cats, six bowls of food, and six warm beds. There's clearly only one thing to do. Confronted by the cats' intense scrutiny, Widget meows, purrs, plays with a toy mouse, and uses the litter box. Having eventually convinced his new family of his felinity, Widget is soon living so happily he sometimes forgets his true nature. But when Mrs. Diggs takes a fall and doesn't get up, it's up to Widget to save the day with a particularly canine solution.

A very simple text and droll pictures make Widget a book to read again and again.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ages 3-6. Widget, a cold, hungry stray dog, ventures into Mrs. Diggs' house and hopes he's found a home. Unfortunately, as Mrs. Diggs says, "the girls just can't stand dogs." The girls, Mrs. Diggs' six cats, don't seem to like Widget at first sight. But when he meows, purrs, and uses the litter box, they start to accept him, and, after a few pages, he's having so much fun with the cats that he sometimes forgets he's a dog. One day, though, Mrs. Diggs falls and no amount of meowing and caterwauling can summon help. Widget begins to bark and the cats bark too, bringing the neighbors to help their friend. From the initially suspicious faces of the cats to later sights such as a cowering Widget and "the girls" treed by a Chihuahua, the ink-and-watercolor-wash illustrations bring out the book's humor. In an age of slick graphic sophistication, this is a fresh, unpretentious approach that speaks directly to children. With its short text, appealing art, and good old-fashioned story, this picture book will be a crowd pleaser in story times and a favorite of cat lovers and dog lovers alike. --Carolyn Phelan"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In this when-in-Rome story, a stray dog alters his canine ways to appease half-a-dozen grouchy cats. Widget, a scruffy Westie, wanders into a farmhouse where he finds "six cats, six warm beds, and six bowls of hot food." The well-fed cats glare at him. "I wish you could stay," says the grandmotherly caretaker, Mrs. Diggs. "But I'm afraid the girls just can't stand dogs." Widget utters a hopeful "Meow?" Thereafter, he adopts feline ways, until the inevitable emergency ("Mrs. Diggs... fell down. She didn't move") compels him to bark and save the day. The McFarlands, who imagined a teddy bear mimicking a bird in The Pirate's Parrot, once again depict an adaptable outsider. Widget's name aptly suggests an unspecific, versatile object. In Jim McFarland's pen-and-ink and watercolor wash illustrations, the ingratiating dog appears the same size as his adoptive sisters, with pointed ears and a scruffy, upraised tail; he even casts a cat-shaped shadow. This story line offers no surprises, but it gives a fond account of cross-species conciliation, and, at their best, the pictures of the hero attempting to adapt to his housemates' behavior hint at the sly wit of James Stevenson's artwork. Ages 3-6. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Dogs -- Fiction.
Cats -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Farrar Straus Giroux,2001
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors McFarland, Jim, 1935-
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 0374384282
9780374483869 (pbk.)
0374483868 (pbk.)
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