Kitty and Me by Sharon Kane


Kitty and Me by Sharon Kane

I love Kitty and Kitty loves me.He comes when I call him . . . usually.We play fun games around this house, Like Jump and Pounce and Catch the Mouse. Playing, chasing, scratching, purring. Kitty and Me is a charming rhyming story of best friendship between a girl and her growing kitten, by Sharon Kane, acclaimed author-illustrator of many beloved Little Golden Book Classics.


Kane creates a book parents will swear they read as a child . . . an aggressively retro kitty-care manual for the youngest feline aficionados. Kirkus Reviews Anyone knowing a little redheaded girl should buy this picture book for her. A charming old-fashioned take on the everyday girl-and-cat story, the verses are sweet, but not cloying (although the text could have used more originality and humor). Author and illustrator Kane s long and career began in comics, but continued through twenty-five picture books, including Little Mommy, which was reissued as a Little Golden Book classic. (Older Little Golden Books have increasing value as collectibles, some now worth sizable sums.) It s no surprise that Kane is a portraitist, as realized in the loving rendering of the young lady and her fine feline. Animal bodies can be difficult to portray with accuracy, leading many illustrators toward the cartoon, but nothing cartoonish mars this cat s career. With no angry cat distortion of the face, a subtle transition of expression appears as play merges into Pussy s leap at a hapless bug, showing the determination of a steeplechase horse. While mainly a bedtime book, Kitty and Me may remain on the shelf after other books are given away. Charming rather than beautiful, retro conquers dated, making Kitty feels classic. Old-fashioned books are an enduring joy to read aloud, mostly because they lend reassurance to adults, but all little girls would want to imagine themselves in this story. - Children's Literature A sweet story of a girl's love for her kitty and all that she does with her kitty. Written in verse, with beautiful illustrations by the author, it has the feel of the Little Golden Classics of years ago, but with a bigger picture book format. Any cat lover will love it, which is probably why I enjoyed it, but so did the second grade students I shared it with today. -Carol Royce Owen

About the Author

Sharon Smith Kane has written and illustrated many classic picture books, including My Baby Sister, The Treasure Trunk, The Pet Parade, and the forever popular Little Mommy, which has remained in print for fifty years. An accomplished portrait artist, Ms. Kane lives in Plano, Texas.

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32 pages


Sharon Kane
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Henry Holt & Company Inc

Publication date

20th October 2014



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