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Publisher Comments:

Cute kittens, cute puppies, and more! An explosion of cuteness tailor-made for "I Can Has Cheezburger" fans.

 Janie Jane's life takes a turn for the cute when she receives an adorable puppy as a birthday present. She and Sir Yips-a-lot do everything together. But before you know it, it's Janie's birthday again and she's got a new, potentially cuter present to unwrap: Lady Meow-meow, "The World's Cutest Kitty."

Wait! Sir Yips-a-lot has always been the cute one in Janie Jane's life. What if she doesn't need him anymore?

Michael Townsend has crafted a lighthearted romp that will help children--especially those with new siblings--recognize and overcome feelings of jealousy.

Review:

"Maximally cute indeed, this comic strip — style tale examines the tense relationship between a forlorn dog and his owner's brand-new cat. For her birthday, sugar-sweet Janie Jane gets 'the cutest thing she'd ever seen: Sir Yips-a-lot.' A montage shows the kewpie doll — faced girl and her roly-poly pal spending a blissful year together until, 'before they knew it, it was Janie Jane's birthday again!' With an open-mouthed 'gasp' — written in large floating letters that dominate the panel — Janie opens a package to reveal a saucer-eyed kitten ('She is soooo cute! And Meow-y!'), dubbed Lady Meow-meow. After his charming tricks and mournful howls fail to win back Janie's affections, Sir Yips-a-lot launches 'Operation Cute-Be-Gone,' ejecting tiny, helpless Lady Meow-meow out the mail slot and into the suburban night. Soon, his guilt gets the better of him. Townsend (Monkey and Elephant's Worst Fight Ever!) composes treacly conversations, breathless overstatements, yips, and meows that demand to be read in squeaky voices. His saccharine, pastel-hued comics imply satire yet can be read without irony, accompanied by plenty of giggling. Ages 5 — 8. Agent: Paul Rodeen, Rodeen Literary Management. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

MICHAEL TOWNSEND is the author of Monkey and Elephant's Worst Fight Ever!, Billy Tartle in Say Cheese!, and the Kit Feeny graphic novels. While he may not be as cute as a dozen hamsters dancing in a field of flowers while eating cupcakes, he is a reasonably attractive person.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375857188
Author:
Townsend, Michael
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Family - New Baby
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Pets
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 3
Language:
English
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10.29 x 8.37 x 0.34 in 0.75 lb
Age Level:
from 5 up to 8

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Children's » Animals » Pets
Children's » Humor
Children's » Picture Books » A to Z
Children's » Picture Books » General
Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy

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Product details 40 pages Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers - English 9780375857188 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Maximally cute indeed, this comic strip — style tale examines the tense relationship between a forlorn dog and his owner's brand-new cat. For her birthday, sugar-sweet Janie Jane gets 'the cutest thing she'd ever seen: Sir Yips-a-lot.' A montage shows the kewpie doll — faced girl and her roly-poly pal spending a blissful year together until, 'before they knew it, it was Janie Jane's birthday again!' With an open-mouthed 'gasp' — written in large floating letters that dominate the panel — Janie opens a package to reveal a saucer-eyed kitten ('She is soooo cute! And Meow-y!'), dubbed Lady Meow-meow. After his charming tricks and mournful howls fail to win back Janie's affections, Sir Yips-a-lot launches 'Operation Cute-Be-Gone,' ejecting tiny, helpless Lady Meow-meow out the mail slot and into the suburban night. Soon, his guilt gets the better of him. Townsend (Monkey and Elephant's Worst Fight Ever!) composes treacly conversations, breathless overstatements, yips, and meows that demand to be read in squeaky voices. His saccharine, pastel-hued comics imply satire yet can be read without irony, accompanied by plenty of giggling. Ages 5 — 8. Agent: Paul Rodeen, Rodeen Literary Management. (June)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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