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Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats /

by Potter, Alicia [author.]; Sif, Birgitta [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2015]Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations.ISBN: 9780385753340 (hbk.); 0385753349 (hbk.); 9780385753357 (lib. bdg.); 0385753357 (lib. bdg.).Subject(s): Cats -- Juvenile fiction | Fear in children -- Juvenile fiction | Cats -- Fiction | Fear -- FictionSummary: "Miss Hazeltine opens her home to cats who need help learning how to be brave, and their new skills are put to use when she finds herself in a bind"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

A tale with many tails, perfect for cat lovers everywhere!

Miss Hazeltine is opening a very special school for shy and fearful cats. They come from all over, and Miss Hazeltine gives them lessons in everything, from "Bird Basics" to "How Not to Fear the Broom."

The most timid of all is Crumb. He cowers in a corner. Miss Hazeltine doesn't mind. But when she gets in trouble and only Crumb knows where she is, will he find his inner courage and lead a daring rescue?

Filled with adorable illustrations and ideal for fans of Disappearing Desmond and The Invisible Boy, Miss Hazeltine's Home for Shy and Fearful Cats is a story that's perfect for shy and fearful children as it both helps them face scary situations and accepts them just as they are.

"Miss Hazeltine opens her home to cats who need help learning how to be brave, and their new skills are put to use when she finds herself in a bind"-- Provided by publisher.

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Horn Book Review

Miss Hazeltine (friendly-looking, skinny-legged, and large-nosed, sporting hi-tops and a striped knit cap) opens her home to so-called hopeless and worthless scaredy-cats unwanted by other people. With patience and compassion, Miss Hazeltine teaches the cats lessons in such subjects as Climbing Up, Climbing Down, Meeting New Friends, and How Not to Fear the Broom. But Crumb, a particularly small and fearful cat, still isnt ready to come out of his shell -- until one night when, on an errand to replenish the milk supply, Miss Hazeltine trips, falls in a ditch, and injures her ankle. Crumb summons up his courage to lead the other cats in a search party. No longer Shy and Fearful, the now Shy and Pretty Brave If You Ask Us cats triumphantly bring Miss Hazeltine home, even helping her use the hated broom as a crutch. The illustrations (loose, scribbly pencil lines digitally colored in a muted palette) capture the texts gentle humor; spot art on pages with copious white space alternates effectively with full pages and double-page spreads. The cats huge eyes and expressive body language ably communicate their emotions, from fear to courage to contentment. katie bircher (c) Copyright 2015. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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