Friday, June 19, 2015

A Glamorous Book for Kids

While we may have turned into a dog household, this family can still appreciate the merits of a good cat story.  In Glamourpuss, we are treated to the best in cat fancy with a under appreciated feline friend and the ultimate truce in a dog and cat partnership.

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Title: Glamourpuss

Author: Sarah Weeks

Target: Preschool - Grade 1

What this book is about: 
Glamourpuss is (surprise, surprise) a glamorous cat.  She is owned by the wealthily and indulgent Mr. and Mrs. Highhorsen.  When relatives come to visit with a (gasp) dog, Glamourpuss is suddenly not the center of attention.  The canine Bluebell wears fancy clothes and does tricks, to Glamourpuss’ utter disgust.   But it turns out Bluebell just wants to be like our pampered cat, and a true friendship finally emerges.

Why I love this book: 
First off the illustrations by David Small are marvelous.  My absolute favorite are of the costumed Bluebell who is just hanging on for dear life trying to keep everyone entertained.  We only ever get to see the faces of the animals, making this a feline focused story.

Sarah Weeks is a lovely author and her chapter books are absolutely charming.  Thankfully her picture book exudes charm as well.  My daughter and I loved it when Glamourpuss shortens Me-Ow to must Me and Bluebell follows suit, turning Bow-Wow into just Wow.  

Who this book is for: 
While this book is pink and glamorous it is also downright funny.  So if your child does not like to laugh, move on.  This book is not for you.

Final thoughts: 
Everyone needs a little Glamour in the life darling!

To purchase this book:
Click on the following link to connect to Amazon: Glamourpuss  A portion of each purchase will go to support this blog at no cost to you.  Thank you for your support.

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