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 that 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.
Alyssa Capucilli's playful rhymes, which surprise with an alphabetic twist, combine with Joan Rankin's hilarious illustrations, which give each cat a distinct personality, to guarantee hours of reading pleasure.
|Product dimensions:||11.00(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Alyssa Satin Capucilli is the award-winning creator and author of the Katy Duck series and the bestselling Biscuit series, which has sold over twenty-four million copies. A dancer as well as a writer, she lives with her family in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
Joan Rankin has illustrated more than twenty-five books for children. She received the South African HAUM Dann Retief Prize for Children’s Book Illustration in 1986 and the Katrina Harris Award for Children’s Book Illustration in 1991. Books she has illustrated include A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson and Off to First Grade by Louise Borden. She lives with her husband and three daughters in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Mrs. McTats starts off just having one cat. Each time she goes to the market there seems to be more cats waiting at her front door. She takes them all in until there are 25 of them. She names each one of them starting with a and ending with z. This book took me by surprise. I had no idea that it was about the ABC's. I love cats myself but I could not believe that she was taking in all of these cats, and then it tells you at the very end that she lived happily with all her cats a to z. It is very clever. This could be done with lessons about ABC's and teach children that not only things can start with letters of the alphabet but names can as well.
Ok, it had a name for each letter of the alphabet
Mrs. McTats lives in a small little cottage with one cat. Then as the days go by more and more cats scratch at the door to join them. As they make their way in she names them, each starting with a letter from the alphabet. She ends up with 25 cats with a name from A to Y, then one little puppy scratches at the door and she names him zoom. Great book to use to teach the alphabet and counting.
Bought this book for my 2 1/2 yr old twins. I love reading it to them, it has a fun sense of humor to it. Nice to find a book a parent doesn't tire of, and that the children really like too. Beautifully done watercolors throughout.
We really enjoyed this cute story. Not only was it a nice story, well written, but it incorporated math and the knowledge of the alphabet. As we were reading, the children were using math skills to figure out the total amount of cats Mrs. McTat invited to her house. Also, as she named the cats, they each got a name with each letter of the alphabet. Very enjoyable.