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The Resource Ugly Cat & Pablo, Isabel Quintero ; with illustrations by Tom Knight

Ugly Cat & Pablo, Isabel Quintero ; with illustrations by Tom Knight

Label
Ugly Cat & Pablo
Title
Ugly Cat & Pablo
Statement of responsibility
Isabel Quintero ; with illustrations by Tom Knight
Title variation
Ugly Cat and Pablo
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ugly Cat and Pablo couldn't be more different, but when these two major amigos come together, there are loads of laughs, slithery misunderstandings, and tasty treats. Ugly Cat is dying for a paleta (ice pop) and his friend Pablo is determined to help him get one by scaring a little girl who is enjoying a coconut paleta in the park. Things go horribly wrong when, instead of being scared, the little girl picks Pablo up and declares that he would make a great snack for her pet snake. Oh, and there's also the small problem that Ugly Cat may have inadvertently swallowed Pablo in all of the commotion!
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Review
  • Grades 2-5 Ugly Cat and Pablo are a cat-and-mouse team of best friends, and when they decide to go to the park one day, they hit the jackpot: a girl is buying their favorite foods, chicharrĂ³nes and a paleta. When their plan to make the girl drop her food goes wrong, Pablo finds himself in the girl’s clutches, and she plans to make him lunch for her snake! With the help of their neighbor dog Big Mike, Ugly Cat manages to get the girl to drop Pablo, but further mishaps follow. Comical illustrations accompany the text and do a good job of showing Ugly Cat and Pablo’s predicaments. The author successfully includes the serious and important topic of how to properly treat a friend, through Ugly Cat and Pablo’s interactions with each other and with Big Mike. Spanish words are included on every page and reflected in street and neighborhood names. Short chapters and the bold, unique text, especially when expressing dialogue, will be sure to keep the attention of young readers. -- Paz, Selenia (Reviewed 3/1/2017) (Booklist, vol 113, number 13, p71)
  • Ugly Cat and Pablo are two tough dudes with hearts of gold and a penchant for miscommunication and (mis)adventure.Pablo is a mouse who dreams of adventure; his best friend, Ugly Cat, dreams of food. When Pablo suggests an outing to the park, Ugly Cat is hooked. After all, there is always the possibility of food in an outing to the park. Sure enough, food abounds, but then they see "THE CART." The cart sells paletas—the Spanish word for Popsicles—Ugly Cat's most favorite treat. An "easy peasy lemon squeezy" plan is hatched to obtain a paleta, and from there on, it is all a series of mishaps and misunderstandings. Knight's black-and-white illustrations energetically capture the zaniness of the caper. Each protagonist speaks in a distinctive typeface, which also adds to the visual fun. The book has a liberal sprinkling of Spanish throughout; most of it will be understood by the context, but there is enough vocabulary that will be understood only by readers familiar with Spanish to make them feel extra accomplished. (There is a glossary for those who are not.) And our heroes? Well, they come out of the escapade unharmed and ready to plot their next adventure—"as long as we go together. And as long as there are snacks." A series is born. Both chapter-book and reluctant readers will go for this one like cats to paletas. (recipe) (Fantasy. 7-10)(Kirkus Reviews, February 15, 2017)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10562719
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Quintero, Isabel
Dewey number
[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • LG
  • LG
Language note
Text in English, with some Spanish phrases throughout the book
LC call number
PZ7.Q438
LC item number
Ue 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 2
  • 5
Reading level
  • 4
  • 4
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Knight, Tom
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Ugly Cat & Pablo
Series volume
0001
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cats
  • Mice
  • Friendship
  • Mexican Americans
  • Humorous stories
  • Illustrated children's books
  • Cats
  • Mice
  • Cats
  • Friendship
  • Humorous stories
  • Illustrated children's books
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mice
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Ugly Cat & Pablo, Isabel Quintero ; with illustrations by Tom Knight
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "1"--Spine
  • Contains excerpt of the next Ugly Cat & Pablo adventures and a recipe
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn960835653
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
88 pages
Isbn
9781338053968
Lccn
2017277068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)960835653
Label
Ugly Cat & Pablo, Isabel Quintero ; with illustrations by Tom Knight
Publication
Note
  • "1"--Spine
  • Contains excerpt of the next Ugly Cat & Pablo adventures and a recipe
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn960835653
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
88 pages
Isbn
9781338053968
Lccn
2017277068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)960835653

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