Saturday, September 14, 2013

Thumpy Feet by Betsy Lewin -- ADVISABLE

Lewin, Betsy Thumpy Feet 36 pgs. Holiday House, 2013. $16.95 PICTURE BOOK

Tells the story of a house cat's typical afternoon. Thumpy Feet charges into a room ready to play, but stops short when he sees his food dish. After his loud snack he washes himself, then goes running after the first toy that catches his eye. He wears himself out playing and yawns himself to sleep, then wakes up to begin all over again.

Little cat lovers will enjoy this short tale and should recognize their own felines in Thumpy Feet's actions. The illustrations perfectly capture many of the cute and crazy aspects of house cats. The simple text adds little to the book and could have been left out altogether -- for example, when Thumpy Feet cleans himself the words read, "Licky lick! Licky licky lick lick licky licky" -- but the words are easy to read and cute, so they do not detract from the fun of the story.

Pre-K, EL (K-3) -- ADVISABLE. Reviewed by: Caryn

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