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The Kitten Story: A Mostly True Tale (Hardcover)

The Kitten Story: A Mostly True Tale By Emily Jenkins, Brittany Cicchese (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Emily Jenkins, Brittany Cicchese (Illustrator)
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When a cat-loving family decides to bring home a pet, their quest reveals the highs and lows of everyday family life in this heartwarming story—perfect for kitten lovers and everyone who’s ever longed for a pet.

Finally, it's time for this family to adopt a pet of their own! But big decisions remain to be made. The two children, Tulip and Rosie, definitely want a kitten. But Daddy insists an older cat is best. No one can agree about what name to give the new family member, either. When Mommy and Rosie visit a shelter to choose their pet, yet another problem arises and they must go home empty-handed. This deftly paced story from best-selling author Emily Jenkins—winsomely narrated by Mommy, who just wants to find peaceful solutions—highlights themes of finding family unity among realistic conflict and overcoming disappointment. Readers will rejoice along with the family as, finally, they welcome home their very own, absolutely wonderful kitten.

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Emily Jenkins is beloved by librarians, educators, parents, and kids for her picture books and chapter books, including A Greyhound, a Groundhog; All-of-a-Kind Family Hanukkah; Harry Versus the First One Hundred Days of School; Toys Go Out; and Toys Meet Snow. Emily lives in New York City with her family, which includes the real Blizzard the cat.

Brittany Cicchese, a public librarian and illustrator, lives with her family in Denver, Colorado. When Brittany and her husband went to the animal shelter to adopt a new pet, they fully intended to take home a kitten. Instead they left with Sherbert, a three-year-old cat who completely stole their hearts. The Kitten Story is Brittany’s picture book debut.

Praise For…

★  A 2024 Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended title
A 2024 CCBC Choice

"As warm and amusing as a small, fuzzy feline."— Kirkus Reviews

 “Adorable….would make a great winter read….such a sweet story.” Margaret Kingsbury, Book Riot

Funny, heartwarming….Irresistible endpapers full of mischievous cats bookend the story." — Horn Book

"Notable." — Booklist, Fall Preview

“A lovely story perfectly paired with expressive illustrations….an uplifting look at family dynamics in a realistic, positive way.”  — Books to Borrow, Books to Buy nationally syndicated column

Product Details
ISBN: 9781662651151
ISBN-10: 1662651155
Publisher: Minerva
Publication Date: October 3rd, 2023
Pages: 48
Language: English