Windows with birds /

by Ritz, Karen.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Honesdale, Pa. : Boyds Mills Press, c2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 27 cm.ISBN: 9781590786567 (hardcover : alk. paper) :; 1590786564 (hardcover : alk. paper).Title notes: $16.95 7-2010 (db)Subject(s): Cats -- Fiction | Apartment houses -- Fiction | Moving, Household -- Fiction | Cats -- Juvenile fiction | Apartment houses -- Juvenile fictionSummary: A cat adjusts to its new home in an apartment, high above the ground, after living in a house.
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A cat discovers a new world. The cat loves its home, a house with places to climb, places to hide, windows to watch, and a mouse to chase. There's a boy who fills his water dish and scratches him in just the right spots. Best of all, the windows have birds. One day the boy takes the cat to a strange, new home, high above the ground. The cat hides, and cries, hoping the boy will bring it back to the old house. In time, however, the cat discovers that this new world has wonders of its own.

$16.95 7-2010 (db)

A cat adjusts to its new home in an apartment, high above the ground, after living in a house.

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Horn Book Review

Ritz's picture book addresses, through the eyes of a pet cat, the difficulty of adjusting to a new place. After moving into a tall apartment building, a cat misses the family's former abode, which had "windows with birds" and "twenty-nine hiding places." Realistic illustrations providing close-up views accompany the cat's narrative and show the cat's owner, a boy, trying unsuccessfully to coax his pet out from under the bed. In the early morning light, though, the cat spies birds -- lots of birds -- outside the apartment's windows; a spread shows the cat leaping in mid-air, chasing the birds "from window to window" while the boy watches, smiling, from his bed. The final pages acknowledge the truth about a new household -- that some things are different while some are the same, or even better: "This is the home that has windows with birds, / five perfect hiding places, / a promising new fish, / and the boy." From HORN BOOK, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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