TITLE: Mrs. McTats and Her Houseful of Cats
AUTHOR: Alyssa Satin Capucilli
ILLUSTRATOR: Joan Rankin
PUBLISHER: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2001
Mrs. McTats loves cats — and they love her too! At first Mrs. McTats has only one cat, Abner, but quickly finds herself in a house bursting with twenty-five! Sh!e names each one with a different letter of the alphabet, but stops short at Z. Then there’s a scratch on the door. Surprise! Mrs. McTats finds what the family needs to be complete.
WHAT I LIKED ABOUT THIS BOOK : Everyone who knows me KNOWS I love cats! Of course, I was going to add this book by author, Alyssa Satin Capucilli, to my reading list. There are many aspects to this cute story that young readers, parents, and educators will love including the creative way of counting the additions to her feline family, the adorable alphabetical names for each new cat, and the quaint surprise ending! Illustrator Joan Rankin was able to do a stellar job of matching lovely, whimsical illustrations to a strong storyline. A great addition to any library!
RATING: ****4 Stars****
1 star…probably not worth your time.
2 stars…there are some things to like but some elements could have been stronger.
3 stars…this story w5ill appeal to some readers, but others might find it lacking something.
4 stars…strong story, nice illustrations, and should grab the attention of many readers.
5 stars…superbly written story, stellar illustrations, a must addition to any book lovers’ collection!
Fox is set to cook a nice meal until the main ingredient tries to escape! The chase is on as Fox and his friends scurry, hop, and lumber their way to catching those rumbly, tumbly taters. Friendship and teamwork go hand in hand during THE GREAT POTATO RACE!
Hybrid published author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of flash fiction, children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna offers occasional BOOK NOOK REVIEWS of great children’s books and offers WRITERLY WISDOM to new and established writers. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Children’s Book Insider. Donna loves dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection.
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