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The Resource Houndsley and Catina and the quiet time, by James Howe

Houndsley and Catina and the quiet time, by James Howe

Label
Houndsley and Catina and the quiet time
Title
Houndsley and Catina and the quiet time
Statement of responsibility
by James Howe
Title variation
Houndsley & Catina & the quiet time
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When the first snow of winter falls and Catina worries that her plans for the day will be ruined, Houndsley helps her let go of her worries and enjoy the quiet time of the snowy day
Member of
Character
Award
School Library Journal Best Books, 2008.
Review
  • K-Gr. 2 Emergent readers will enjoy the latest outing featuring this appealing cat-and-dog friendship. The first winter storm finds the duo snowed in while preparing for the evening's community concert. Houndsley loves the quiet time, while Catina is hopping mad that she is stuck inside. Finally, neighbors shovel them out and the concert takes place after all. Gay's delicate watercolors capture the delight of a wintry day, and Howe's on-target portrayal of friends who get along despite bumps along the way make this special. -- Williams, Bina (Reviewed 10-15-2008) (Booklist, vol 105, number 4, p36)
  • /* Starred Review */ K-Gr 2— "The quiet. It is almost like music." With the delicacy of snow falling silently on treetops and musical notes passing across the page, close friends Houndsley (a wise dog who happens to play the cello) and Catina (a childlike perfectionist cat who plays the clarinet) find their performance plans interrupted by a snowstorm. While Catina always worries about that which cannot be done, and Houndsley always finds a positive solution to every situation, the realities of a winter storm lead the friends to use their imaginations and create an "island" in Houndsley's house, enjoying a day of reading and writing poetry, games, and shared dreams. Soft watercolors and a pastel palette reveal the cozy clutter of Houndsley's home, and white snow-washed scenes of snowmen add gentle, whimsical humor to a day of restricted activities inspired by the weather. This small book provides a seamless visualization of the perfect conclusion to a snowy day.—Mary Elam, Forman Elementary School, Plano, TX --Mary Elam (Reviewed September 1, 2008) (School Library Journal, vol 54, issue 9, p150)
  • The frantic pace of daily life is thrown by the wayside when a heavy snowstorm quietly descends in this latest installment starring friends Houndsley and Catina. Duo Howe and Gay (Houndsley and Catina and the Birthday Surprise, 2006, etc.) continue the animals' friendship amidst a serene snowfall. Feline Catina anxiously awaits their performance in an evening's planned concert, worrying the weather will prohibit her plans for the special occasion. Canine Houndsley, however, enjoys the calm the winter wonderland brings, and he helps Catina to appreciate—gradually—the wonderful quiet the snowy day has to offer. Their tranquility is slightly interrupted, however, as neighbor Bert continuously practices his dramatic cymbal solo next door. Each chapter builds to the night's grand musical event, and the projected percussion finale provides a tender surprise to the wintry day's conclusion. Howe's text fully suits newly independent readers, while Gay's dreamy watercolor, pencil and collage illustrations thoroughly set the stage for the snowy setting. These endearing characters shine in this gentle and reflective read. (Early reader. 5-8) (Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2008)
Accompanying matter
libretto or text
Awards note
E.B. White Read Aloud Award For Picture Books, 2007.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
293447
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Howe, James
Credits note
Chris Kubie, music
Date time place
Recorded at ACME Recording Studios, Mamaroneck, N.Y
Dewey number
  • [E]
  • [E]
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Intended audience
Ages 5-7
Interest level
  • LG
  • K-2
LC call number
PZ7.H83727
LC item number
Houo 2010b
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 0
  • 2
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Peter Pamela Rose
Reading level
  • 3.3
  • 3.3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rose, Peter Pamela
  • Kubie, Chris
  • Gay, Marie-Louise
  • Live Oak Media (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Candlewick sparks
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Snow
  • Winter
  • Friendship
  • Dogs
  • Cats
  • Snow
  • Winter
  • Friendship
  • Cats
  • Dogs
  • Friendship
  • Snow
  • Winter
Target audience
juvenile
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Houndsley and Catina and the quiet time, by James Howe
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
  • Track 1: narration with page turn signals; track 2: narration with no page turn signals
  • Accompanying book, illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay, published: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2008
Accompanying material
1 book (42 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm)
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Track 1: Narration with page turn signals (13:56) -- Track 2: Narration with no page turn signals (13:38)
Control code
ocn515430509
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 audio disc (approximately 28 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780763668631
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)515430509
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Houndsley and Catina and the quiet time, by James Howe
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact disc
  • Track 1: narration with page turn signals; track 2: narration with no page turn signals
  • Accompanying book, illustrated by Marie-Louise Gay, published: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2008
Accompanying material
1 book (42 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm)
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Track 1: Narration with page turn signals (13:56) -- Track 2: Narration with no page turn signals (13:38)
Control code
ocn515430509
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 audio disc (approximately 28 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780763668631
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)515430509
System details
Compact disc
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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