Greatly in need of privacy for personal reasons, Tosca the cat searches the entire house and backyard before she finds the perfect spot.
PreSchool-Grade 1-- Tosca, of Tosca's Christmas (Dial, 1989), is now looking for a place to have her kittens. There seems to be no peace in the house or garden until her friend Roger, a large marmalade tom, helps her to find a quiet, comfortable place in the shed. Although aiming to be suspenseful, the uninspired text offers no surprises, and the mixture of natural animal behavior with human feelings and dialogue ("yuck, thought Tosca") is jarring. The realistic paintings by the British miniaturist are so precise and finely textured that the fur appears real enough to stroke. But even these decorative illustrations encircled with delicate daisy-chain borders cannot redeem a less than satisfying story. --Caroline Ward, Nassau Library System, Uniondale, NY
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In a follow-up to Tosca's Christmas (1989), the plump cat searches everywhere--drawer, hedge, shed--for a quiet spot, at last finding one just right for her kittens. The predictable story makes an adequate vehicle for miniaturist Mortimer's exquisitely detailed glimpses of an English house and garden. The cats are not as lively as Ivory's (above), but wonderfully soft; Mortimer's expressive, perfectly rendered cats' eyes are unsurpassed. Sure appeal. (Picture book. 3-8) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Descrizione libro Dial, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0803709463
Descrizione libro Dial, 1991. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110803709463
Descrizione libro Dial. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0803709463 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0457699