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Phyllis Root
Phyllis Root has written many award-winning books for children, including TEN SLEEPY SHEEP, OLIVER FINDS HIS WAY, ONE DUCK STUCK, WHAT BABY WANTS, RATTLETRAP CAR, and BIG MOMMA MAKES THE WORLD, winner of the BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK Award. show more



Phyllis Root has written many award-winning books for children, including TEN SLEEPY SHEEP, OLIVER FINDS HIS WAY, ONE DUCK STUCK, WHAT BABY WANTS, RATTLETRAP CAR, and BIG MOMMA MAKES THE WORLD, winner of the BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK Award.

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Birth date: February 14, 1949
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wallerdc
wallerdc rated it 7 years ago
Daughter thought this was a fun book.
Peace, Love & Books
Peace, Love & Books rated it 8 years ago
Only a cold-blooded, heartless being would not be moved by this heartwarming story.
Quellebooks
Quellebooks rated it 8 years ago
I think this has to be one of my top favorite picture books of all time. It's just so heart wrenchingly sweet. I am not a cat person but this book brings me to tears every time I read it. Scrawny cat is lonely, little and lone. He used to belong to someone but now he wanders the street looking for a...
A Rep Reading
A Rep Reading rated it 8 years ago
A sweet story of a scrawny cat who yearns for someone to belong to, and for someone to belong to scrawny cat. Atmospheric illustrations foreshadow an imminent storm, which is pivotal to the story, and ultimately lead to a happy outcome for scrawny cat and his new companion.
Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it 10 years ago
This book is such a sweet, cozy ode to winter that it just makes me unspeakably sad that I live in a place with little winter to speak of! Why doesn't Grandmother Winter shake her her goose feather quilt over Austin, TX? I'm such a big fan of Beth Krommes (illustrator of 2009 Caldecott medal winne...
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