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Niblet & Ralph /

by OHora, Zachariah [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Dial Books for Young Readers, [2018]Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9780735227910; 0735227918.Other title: Niblet and Ralph.Subject(s): Cats -- Fiction | Mistaken identity -- Fiction | Individuality -- Fiction | JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Cats | JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Alternative Family | JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories | Cats -- Juvenile fiction | Mistaken identity -- Juvenile fiction | Individuality -- Juvenile fiction | Animal fiction | Picture books | Picture books | FictionSummary: Two cats that look alike live in the same building and, when they sneak out to visit one another, worry their young owners by their changed behavior.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Niblet and Ralph may look a lot alike, but they are very different. Niblet loves noshing on crunchy potato chips. Ralph loves putting on headphones and jamming to his favorite records. But both cats have one thing in common- They love being friends and waving to each other from their windows across the courtyard of the apartment building they live in.

One day, Niblet and Ralph decide it's time to meet in person (or in cat?). But when they mistakenly end up at each other's apartments, their owners think that Niblet is Ralph, and Ralph is Niblet! Will Niblet and Ralph be able to switch back to their proper homes, or will they be stuck listening to music (ugh) and eating chips (gross) forever? Better still, will they be able to bring their lovable (if not very observant) human families together?

With zany humor and bold, bright art, Zachariah OHora creates a purrrfect picture book for kids, adults, and pets of all ages to enjoy.

Two cats that look alike live in the same building and, when they sneak out to visit one another, worry their young owners by their changed behavior.

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Horn Book Review

Gemma lives with her dad and her cat, Ralph, in an apartment across the hall from Dilla, his mom, and Dillas cat, Niblet. Though Gemma and Dilla have not yet met, Ralph and Niblet are fast friends, spending their days meowing at each other (via rotary phone) across the buildings courtyard. When each feline decides to sneak out and visit his friend, things go awry: they cross paths and end up at the others place. Gemma and Dilla return from school and notice something off. It takes a while to figure out the mix-up because--in a clever illustration choice that makes the whole thing plausible and very funny--the cats look a lot alike, their tabby markings almost mirror images of each other. Searching for their pets brings Gemma and Dilla together in friendship, and possibly more, as the final illustration shows two parents, two kids, and two cats enjoying a meal together. OHoras text is spare and sly, and his thick-lined, saturated-hued acrylic illustrations provide details about the families. Dilla and his mom are into jazz and fine art; Gemma and her father own a movie projector and like the Grateful Dead and Velvet Underground; they both have record players (and the kids sleep with OHora character stuffies); and their neighborhood is casually diverse (a man sells raspados from a cart outside). elissa Gershowitz (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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