Friday, February 10, 2017

Lost and Found Cat by Doug Kuntz -ESSENTIAL

Kuntz, Doug Lost and Found Cat PICTURE BOOK. 25 pgs. Crown Book (Random House Children (Penguin Random House), 2017. $17.99

This is the true story of a little cat named Kunkush who is lucky enough to be taken by his family when they flee war torn Iraq. They had to be smuggled out and the long journey was fraught with danger, especially for a cat, who had to be hidden carefully. When the family is separated from Kunkush, some amazing people step in and help to try to bring the lost cat and his family. Features illustrations large and bright enough to share with a group.

This book is right up there with Two Bobbie’s by Libby Larson, meaning I can’t read it to a group without copious tears. This book also doubles a great story for refuge survival and acceptance, a wonderful book for this moment in history. Features tons of photographs in the back of the book for seeing the real life family and cat.

EL(K-3), EL  –ESSENTIAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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