Candlewick. Jun. 2020. 32p. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781536209341.
PreS-Gr 1–A tiny, joyful gray kitten is playing with a ball of red yarn while a brown cat and a big gray dog rest. The kitten is creating quite a mess as playing with the red yarn turns into playing with a blue bouncing ball. All the bouncing and running and happiness takes a turn when the kitten slams into the leg of the big dog and unexpectedly trips and slips right out the cat door, and down the stairs. The kitten is suddenly very sad, but the brown cat emerges to administer kisses and comfort before carrying the small imp inside. Children will be delighted to see that more adventures for the kitten are in store. Simple, adorable illustrations and rhythmic text engage readers from the start. Adults will certainly recognize the lovable toddler-like chaos the young kitten creates, and the aloof posture of the other two pets.
VERDICT This charming book will make its way into story hours, and is a recommended purchase for most libraries.

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