If You See a Kitten by John Butler


If You See a Kitten by John Butler

This is a beautiful book and guessing game in one. Lots of cuddly animals like a kitten and dormouse sit alongside the less adorable slugs and spiders. Try and guess the most appropriate reaction - if you see a kitten, say 'Aaah' and if you see a spider, say 'Eeek!'. It is a highly interactive book for young toddlers.


This is a cheerful book for toddlers who will enjoy joining in and gradually anticipating the responses. The ginger kitten of the front cover introduces the format: 'If you see a cuddly kitten.... Say ahhh!'. There follows a sequence of creatures with appropriate reader responses ('Ouch!?', 'Yukk!

. The book is beautifully produced and builds suspense as each page is turned. John Butler has used full-page illustrations and a suitably repetitive text to introduce animals both familiar and hair-raisingly new. The book builds to a climax with the shout for 'Help!

'crotchety crocodile'. It's great fun and parents will be lucky to get away with one reading. Fortunately this picture book is robust as well as attractive. Ages 2-4 (Kirkus UK)'

About the Author

John Butler is known and highly respected for his wildlife picture books. He has illustrated six titles for Puffin, all by Theresa Radcliffe. John has also written and illustrated WHOSE BABY AM I? for Puffin, a companion volume to IF YOU SEE A KITTEN, published May 2001. John lives in Kent with his wife and two grown-up daughters.

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 1


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Publication date

6th June 2002



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