Friday, February 5, 2010

The King of the Cats

Author: Paul Galdone

First line: One October evening the gravedigger’s wife was sitting by the fireside with her big black cat, Old Tom.

Why you should read this book: With equal parts creepiness and humor, the old tale of the feline funeral procession is retold for the youngest listeners. Children will enjoy meowing along with the kitties as much as they like the surprising ending. A classic story with an authentic voice and entertaining illustrations.

Why you shouldn’t read this book: Cemeteries and black cats give you the heebie-jeebies.

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