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By author: Virginia Frances Schwartz   Illustrated by: Christina Leist
Selling Points: Pets, friendship, family
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Pub Date: Mar/01/2012
Pages: 152
Fiction Ages 8-11
Price:  $12.95
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Narrated by a fat half-Persian, half-alley cat called Amos, this very funny chapter book will delight young readers. When an injured baby squirrel moves into Amos's already crowded household, everything turns topsy-turvy.
Booklist - March 1, 2012
"Episodic, humor-filled chapters...will make this a popular read-aloud. Leist's numerous black-line cartoons help to maintain interest and break up the text for younger readers."
Kirkus Reviews - February 1, 2012
"Amusing, quirky pen-and-ink illustrations offer a cat's-eye view of Amos' life...with an appropriately feel-good ending, sure to please feline fanciers."
CM Magazine - January 6, 2012
"Children who like animal stories will likely find this a pleasurable read."
Calgary Herald - December 4, 2011
"Child-like drawings combined with furry humour create a fun read."
Resource Links - December 1, 2011
"An interesting read-aloud for the younger set and a chapter book for more competent readers...Could be used to open discussions about accepting and accomodating change within a family."
The Star Phoenix - November 5, 2011
"Highly recommended for ages eight to 11."

Awards

Red Cedar Book Award nominee, short-listed  CA  2012



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