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Mama cat has three kittens, Denise Fleming

Label
Mama cat has three kittens
Title
Mama cat has three kittens
Statement of responsibility
Denise Fleming
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
While two kittens copy everything their mother does, their brother naps
Writing style
Illustration
Award
ALA Notable Children's Book, 1999
Review
  • Books for Youth, For the Young: Ages 2-5. Mama Cat has three kittens. Two of them copy everything she does, but the third, Boris, has a mind of his own--and a penchant for napping. The text is minimal yet strong, with a repetitive aspect that is perfect for the very young. Fleming once again uses pebbled handmade papers to excellent effect, and her big, bold, bright pictures take children down to cat level. Yellow skies form cheerful backgrounds for the appealing cats as they prance, play, and snuggle close. ((Reviewed November 15, 1998)) -- Stephanie Zvirin
  • PreS-K-As Mama cat leads her kittens through a garden adventure, Fluffy and Skinny carefully follow her example (cleaning paws, chasing leaves) while Boris naps. The surprise comes when Boris is ready to frolic and the others are too exhausted to play. Preschoolers will request repeat readings of this delightful story and enjoy searching for the smaller creatures found on each page. Fleming's kittens, created by pouring colored cotton pulp through hand-cut stencils, are large and bold and set against colorful backdrops. An excellent choice for reading aloud to groups.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA
  • Mama Cat has three kittens: two mimics and one contrarian. When she washes her paws, so do Fluffy and Skinny; Boris naps. When she walks on the stone wall, sharpens her claws, chases leaves, digs in the sand, Fluffy and Skinny are her shadows; Boris naps. When Mama Cat curls up for a snooze, Boris becomes active, pouncing on his kin before resuming his nap. The story is charming, but remains almost incidental to Fleming's eye-rattling artwork in which cotton pulp is transformed into color-drenched handmade paper. The details are finer in this book--more controlled--and offer readers the full range of cat gestures and contours. Readers will enjoy following the kittens' purposeful preening, as well as the progress of a mouse that sneaks through the pages until it finds its little ones safe in the nest. (Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 1998)
Awards note
ALA Notable Children's Book, 1999.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
103967
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fleming, Denise
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • LG
  • K-2
  • Grades K-4
LC call number
PZ7.F5994
LC item number
Mam 1998
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 0
Reading level
  • 1.6
  • 2.8
  • 1.6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
  • Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cats
  • Animals
  • Cats
  • Animals
  • Animals
  • Cats
Target audience
preschool
Label
Mama cat has three kittens, Denise Fleming
Link
http://www.mackids.com
Instantiates
Publication
Note
The artist used colored cotton rag fiber poured through hand cut stencils to create the illustrations for this book
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm38356455
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780805071627
Lccn
98012249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)38356455
Label
Mama cat has three kittens, Denise Fleming
Link
http://www.mackids.com
Publication
Note
The artist used colored cotton rag fiber poured through hand cut stencils to create the illustrations for this book
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm38356455
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780805071627
Lccn
98012249
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)38356455

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