Synopses & Reviews
"Galdone's brisk pen-and-wash drawings have a way of making characters seem slightly larger than life. His three little kittens with their wide yellow eyes and otherwise expressive posture create a visual focus that will carry readers securely through this energetic depiction of the familiar nursery rhyme. All eight verses are here in large print, several lines to a page. A skilled, effective version to use with preschoolers."
"This refreshingly hearty version of the nonsense verse will be as much a favorite of adult storytellers as it will be of toddler listeners." School Library Journal, Starred
"Galdone lends new life and sense to the verse in this exuberant retelling of the Mother Goose rhyme with four delightful feline characters".--School Library Journal.
The favorite Mother Goose rhyme about the three careless kittens who lost their mittens is given added appeal with Galdone's bold and colorful illustrations.
About the Author
Paul Galdone was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1907 and emigrated to the United States in 1928. After finishing his studies at the Art Student League and the New York School of Industrial Design, Mr. Galdone worked in the art department of a major publishing house. There he was introduced to the process of bookmaking, an activity that was soon to become his lifelong career. Before his death in 1986, Mr. Galdone illustrated almost three hundred books, many of which he himself wrote or retold. He is fondly remembered for his contemporary style, bright earthy humor, and action-filled illustrations, which will continue to delight for generations to come.