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Poppy Cat

By Sara Acton   

Scholastic Canada Ltd | ISBN 9781443139335 Hardcover
24 Pages | 9.25" x 11.25" | Ages 3 to 7

Poppy cat is a copy cat. She likes to do everything I do . . .

As a little girl prepares for the day — getting dressed, tying her shoelaces, pouring milk for her cereal — she sometimes has a bit of trouble. Sometimes she can’t get her head through the right hole. Sometimes she gets tangled up. Sometimes she spills. But she likes to try and do things by herself.

So does her cat Poppy. Poppy is a good cat, but she can get stuck and tangled up and spill too. She is very good at hiding, creeping, and pouncing. And sometimes she is a little mischievous . . .

With spare text and delicate watercolour illustrations, this deceptively simple story celebrates the warmth and friendship a pet can bring into a child’s life. As the little girl and her cat go through the day, young readers will see themselves in the child just starting to gain her independence and delight in the antics of her playful kitty.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Poppy Cat:

“CBCA Award-winning author and illustrator Sara Acton’s work is recognisable for its elegant watercolour palette and loose lines . . . simply and engagingly, Acton shows some of the girl’s daily difficulties, which are common to most children who are becoming independent.” —Books+Publishing

“I love Sara Acton’s picture books and this one is no exception. The companionship between the girl and cat are brought out wonderfully in the simplicity of the story, the gorgeous illustrations and the way the words roll off the tongue . . . young children will respond to this book immediately.” —Buzz Words Magazine