Cat Poems, by Dave Crawley, is a picture book sure to please 4 to 9 year old feline fans. Adults may find the collection of poems a little sing-songy after a while, but the book's kid appeal is strong. There's much to like here, as in the chaos depicted in "Seventeen Cats,"
has seventeen cats.
They flop on the counter.
They hide in his hats.
Crawley knows cats; he could be talking about our big orange tabby when he writes, in "Picking Friends,"
He always goes
who don't much care
Lively full-color illustrations by Tamara Petrosino enhance the text. Several poems are laid out in cartoon panels of 12, a clever way of presenting verse.
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