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Mrs. McTats and Her Houseful of Cats: 08/21/07

Mrs. McTats and the Houseful of Cats

Judy and Charlie brought back a small pile of adorable children's book from their recent trip abroad. Mrs. McTats and Her Houseful of Cats is one of those books.

Mrs. McTats reminds me of my grandmother who was always bringing home strays. Mrs. McTats, though, is collecting a new cat a day. She starts with her one cat and soon finds herself with 24 others. Each cat gets a name starting with another letter in the alphabet adding to the fun of the book.

What makes this story so charming, though, are the illustrations by Joan Rankin. They are charming water colors and each animal has a distinct personality. The illustrations compliment the fancy names Mrs. McTats gives her new pets.

But wait — there are 26 letters in the alphabet! What about Z? Z is a dog.

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