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A Tail of Two Kitties
Contributor(s): Watson, Tom
ISBN: 0062411004     ISBN-13: 9780062411006
Publisher: Harpercollins Childrens Books
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Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: May 2016
Annotation: Terrible noises and violent crashes trap a desperate man in the building across the alley, but Stick Cat will need to navigate his way across the alley—and around Edith's peculiar ways—to attempt a rescue. By the creator of "Stick Dog Dreams of Ice Cream." 100,000 first printing.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Cats; Juvenile fiction.
Rescues; Juvenile fiction.
Cats; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Cats
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: 2015952521
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Stick Cat
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 5.75" W x 1.00" (0.62 lbs) 199 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 182278
Reading Level: 4.5   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 3.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q68919
Reading Level: 4.3   Interest Level: Grades 3-5   Point Value: 6.0
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2016 Fall)
Stick Cat and his dim-witted friend Edith loll away their days napping, having staring contests, and looking out the window. When they spy a piano tuner stuck in his instrument, the felines team up to save him with harebrained schemes only a cat would dream up. Simple black-and-white stick-figure drawings punctuate the zany action in this new series by Stick Dog's creator. Copyright 2016 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2015 November)

Gr 3–6—This volume opens with the narrator addressing readers, begging for understanding about his mediocre drawing skills; he then describes an encounter with an "interesting" female classmate that inspired him to try a story about cats instead of writing another episode in the life of Stick Dog. A city dweller, Stick Cat lives in an apartment on the 23rd floor, and while his human roommate is at work, he spends his time with Edith, the next-door neighbor's cat. One day, as they are sitting in the window and enjoying the music coming from the piano factory across the alley, they notice that the musician has become trapped in the piano. Stick Cat realizes that they are the only ones that are aware of the man's predicament, and the two feline friends embark on a daring quest to save him. Like his canine counterpart, Stick Cat is clever and resourceful, but he must be very careful not to hurt the feelings of sensitive Edith when she shares her more harebrained ideas. Peppered with funny cartoonlike illustrations, this amusing and exciting story will have readers turning pages quickly to discover how the rescue attempt will end for these two brave and endearing cats. VERDICT Fans of Watson's "Stick Dog" series (Harper) and Nick Bruel's "Bad Kitty" chapter books (Macmillan) will especially enjoy this comical adventure; it will also appeal broadly to lovers of zany humor.—Sarah Reid, Broome County Public Library, Binghamton, NY

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