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Bits & Pieces
by Judith Byron Schachner


Overview - New York Times bestseller and fan favorite Judy Schachner presents a warmly affectionate portrait of a family's devotion to their beloved cat.

Tink has everything he ever wanted - delicious treats, hugs and kisses, and even a kitten to raise.  Read more...


 
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Overview
New York Times bestseller and fan favorite Judy Schachner presents a warmly affectionate portrait of a family's devotion to their beloved cat.

Tink has everything he ever wanted - delicious treats, hugs and kisses, and even a kitten to raise. The only thing missing is wild outdoor adventure. So when the opportunity arises, Tink sneaks out - and becomes an outdoor cat for one unforgettable night.

Like cozy favorites such as Clare Turlay Newberry's Marshmallow and Mo Willems' City Dog, Country Frog, and with soft, meltingly tender illustrations that match the poignant tale, Judy Schachner proves what a superlative storyteller she is with this loving family story.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780803737884
  • ISBN-10: 0803737882
  • Publisher: Dial Books
  • Publish Date: October 2013
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-5
  • Dimensions: 11.1 x 9.3 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Cats
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Adoption
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Friendship

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-09-02
  • Reviewer: Staff

Life goes on: the tiny kitten that materialized in Schachner’s The Grannyman is now full grown—and something of an “odd duck,” as the author puts it. Tink isn’t the smartest cat (“maybe it was because his brain was the size of a frozen pea”), but he is beloved by his family, even when he tries to eat pool noodles, rubber bands, “and a slinky,” as a long list explains. This is clearly a very personal book for Schachner (the back flap displays a picture of her family’s cat of 20 years, Tink, with a slinky in his mouth), and the anecdotes feel ripped from oft-repeated family pet stories, whether it’s Tink licking a stick of butter left out or the way his body takes on certain slinkylike dimensions when he tries to sneak outdoors. Schachner’s warm prose and mixed-media artwork overflow with affection for both Tink and the SkippyJon-lookalike “little friend” who joins the family. But while cat-lovers (especially adult ones) will nod with recognition and appreciation, there’s very little in this meandering, episodic story to entice a broader readership. Ages 3–5. (Oct.)

 
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