Mrs. McTats and Her Houseful of Cats
by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, illustrated by Joan Rankin
Mrs. McTats and her cat, Abner, are living happily together when some new cats come scratching at Mrs. McTats’s door. By twos and threes, and then fours and more, the cats come, welcomed by Mrs. McTats (though Abner’s not so sure about it all!). Just when it seems the house is full to bursting, the cats stop coming. Whew! So many cats! But Mrs. McTats can’t help feeling something – or someone – is missing. Then there’s one more scratch at the door – and Mrs. McTats finds just what the family needs to be complete.
Playful rhymes, which surprise with an alphabetic twist, combine hilarious illustrations, which give each cat a distinct personality, to guarantee hours of reading pleasure
- Awards: Selected as one of the best children's books of 2001 by the Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College of Education
- Publisher: McElderry Books - Simon & Schuster, Inc.
- Age: Recommended for Ages 3-7
- Pages: 32
- Price: US $16.00/ $23.50 CAN (Hardcover)
- ISBN: 0-689-83185-4
- Text copyright © 2001 by Alyssa Satin Capucilli
- Illustrations copyright © 2001 by Joan Rankin