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Pretty Kitty

Pretty Kitty

Karen Beaumont; illustrations by Stephanie Laberis

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)


A counting picture book in rhyme about a lonely old man whose heart is slowly melted by an ever-growing number of kitties hoping to find a home.

In this charming counting book, Pretty Kitty, a lonely old man discovers one kitty on his front step. But he does not want a kitty cat—scat! As the number of kitties grows, will the man find room in his heart—and home—for his new feline friends?

A playful rhyming text makes this counting book perfect for sharing!


Praise for Pretty Kitty

"This is a fun and engaging read-aloud for young children. And they don’t even have to be cat lovers!" —School Library Journal on Pretty Kitty

“The humorous cumulative text invites participation . . . Beautifully composed, each page propels the story to a climactic spread filled with hula hooping, magic tricks, juggling, soap bubbles, and music!” —School Library Journal on Crybaby

"The amusing illustrations of popular animals and the jaunty rhythm and rhyme will make this a favorite." —Kirkus Reviews on Who Ate All the Cookie Dough?

Reviews from Goodreads

Karen Beaumont; illustrations by Stephanie Laberis

Karen Beaumont is the author of many books for children, including the New York Times bestseller I Ain't Gonna Paint No More!; Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor book Louella Mae, She's Run Away!; and Who Ate All the Cookie Dough? She lives in San Martin, California.

Stephanie Laberis is an illustrator and character designer who specializes in creating art for animation, children's publications, and toys. She is the illustrator of Prudence the Part-Time Cow by Jody Jensen Shaffer. She lives in San Francisco.

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Katie Stodard

Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)

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