Cat napped!

Leeza Hernandez

Book - 2014

A lost pet cat finds her way home with help from a kindly passerby and the animal shelter.

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Subjects
Genres
Picture books
Published
New York, NY : G.P. Putnam's Sons, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) 2014.
Language
English
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN
9780399164385
0399164383
Main Author
Leeza Hernandez (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

A girl's pet cat curls up in a comfortable chair and goes to sleep. Unfortunately, the chair sits in the bed of a pickup truck, which starts up and drives away. Awakened by the motion, the cat watches its city neighborhood speeding past and finally jumps off, colliding with a trash can. A passerby takes the puss to an animal shelter, where someone bandages its injured leg. Meanwhile, the girl searches for her cat and, in the happy ending, takes it home. Telling the story with great economy and style, the restrained text uses repetition, rhythm, and rhyme very effectively. The mixed-media artwork, digitally combining pencil, watercolor, and acrylic elements, creates pleasing compositions while using white space very effectively. Readers who enjoyed Hernandez's Dog Gone! (2012), in which a boy's dog runs away, will find this companion book just as satisfying. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS—While exploring outside, a much-beloved city cat finds a comfortable couch on which to sleep. Unfortunately, this couch is on the bed of a pickup truck that starts to move, and the startled feline finds herself "cat napped." "Shake cat./Quake cat./There must be/some mistake cat." Realizing the danger, she jumps from the moving truck and injures her foot in the process. A kind woman takes her to the animal shelter, where the cat is soon reunited with her owner. Pencil, watercolor, and acrylic are digitally assembled into colorful illustrations that convey the plot and emotion of this satisfying lost-and-found story. The simple rhyming text makes this a quick read with great appeal.—Laura Hunter, Mount Laurel Library, NJ [Page 84]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A beloved cat feels lost and forlorn after being accidentally separated from her little girl until a kind neighbor, a few "Lost Kitty" posters and friendly people at an animal shelter help reunite cat and owner. By the award-winning creator of Dog Gone.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A lost pet cat finds her way home with help from a kindly passerby and the animal shelter.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Mosey cat. Nosey cat.Curl up nice and cozy cat.Cats are naturally curious, but sometimes too much curiosity can get them into trouble! That’s what happens when one kitty wakes up from a nap to find she might be lost . . .Luckily, a kind passerby and the folks at the animal shelter are ready to help reunite her with her favorite friend!

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Mosey cat. Nosey cat.Curl up nice and cozy cat.Cats are naturally curious, but sometimes too much curiosity can get them into trouble! That’s what happens when one kitty wakes up from a nap to find she might be lost . . .Luckily, a kind passerby and the folks at the animal shelter are ready to help reunite her with her favorite friend!