Customer comments on this Youngstown Ohio Book
Gorgeous and Charming
A black-and-white picture book that is more gorgeous than any color book I've seen in a long time. Henkes' kitten is charming and beautifully drawn; the text is simple enough for a child to memorize but as rhythmic and elegant as haiku. A great book to read aloud at bedtime. Deserves the Caldicott medal fifty times over. My two-year-old niece was captivated by the bold lines of the illustrations; my four-year-old nieces loved the simple but clever story about the kitten who longs for that little bowl of milk waiting for her in the sky - the full moon.
I'd read good reviews about this book, but I found it very
disappointing. I didn't find the black and white particularly
advantageous to the book or the story. Dull is the word that comes
to mind for the story itself. The cover is the best part of the book--the cat is cute.
I purchased this for a gift but now I'm sorry that I relied on reviews before the purchase. If I'd seen the actual book and read the story, I would never have bought it.
This is a wonderful gift for young children. Actually cat lovers of all ages will love this book. It's beautifully illustrated and the story is endearing. My niece insisted on carrying this book with her everywhere for several days, and my nephew liked it too.