Millions of Cats
Once upon a time there was an old man and an old woman who were very lonely. They decided to get a cat, but when the old man went out searching, he found not one cat, but millions and billions and trillions of cats! Unable to decide which one would be the best pet, he brought them all home. How... show more
Once upon a time there was an old man and an old woman who were very lonely. They decided to get a cat, but when the old man went out searching, he found not one cat, but millions and billions and trillions of cats! Unable to decide which one would be the best pet, he brought them all home. How the old couple came to have just one cat to call their own is a classic tale that has been loved for generations. Winner of a Newbery Honor, this collector's edition—featuring a heavy interior stock, spot gloss and embossing on the cover, and a thread-sewn binding—will bring this beloved tale to a whole new generation of readers.
Publish date: October 5th 2006
Publisher: Picture Puffin Books
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
Cute story about the troubles of finding the right cat for you
This little book completely tickles me. I love the look and feel of the book - from the hand written higgledy-piggledy text to the quaint little black and white illustrations. This combined with the familiar folktale set up - lonely old couple in need of something to love and care for - leads you ...
Creepy children's story about an old couple who long for a cat. When the old man finds the valley of cats he cannot choose the prettiest so he brings all million of them home. Where they ultimately eat each other. And the old idiots live happily ever after! WTF?
This book is pretty adorable, until you consider that the cats "eat each other all up," and only one cat is left--the one the old couple ends up adopting. So the only conclusion is... it ate all the other cats! They adopted CANNIBAL CAT!(Also, Cannibal Cat apparently has infinite stomach storage spa...
Well, it's got cats, which always earn you bonus points with me. And while often the simple style of older artwork doesn't appeal to me, this one does. Also, I love the refrain and the hand-lettered font.