Dewey: There’s a Cat in the Library! Cristi’s Book Pick

Dewey: There’s a Cat in the Library!, by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter (ages 3-6)

deweyA children’s book based on the adult best-seller Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by the same author.

Like the original, the children’s version of Dewey is fantastic.  Every night the townspeople of Spencer, Iowa would leave their books in the library’s return box, but on the coldest night of the evening, someone leaves something quite different — a tiny kitten.  The next morning, when Vicki the librarian clears out the box, she finds the kitten.  She decides to keep him and names him Dewey Readmore Books (Dewey for short).  Dewey loves living in the library and he especially loves all the people who come to the library, but finds himself being poked, pulled and carried around upside-down.  One evening, he decides he is tired of being treated as just a cat in the library — he wants to be treated like a library cat, who helps people.  He starts reading with the moms, working with the dads, and, most importantly, making those who are feeling sad to smile and laugh.

Dewey: There’s a Cat in the Library!,  by Vicki Myron and Bret Witter; Little, Brown and Company; $16.99; Copyright 2009

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