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Across the Pond by Storyheart (Barry Eva) review copy
The Cat's Book of Romance by Kate Ledger personal collection
The Dragons of Spratt Ohio by Linda Zinnen library book
Frog on His Own by Mercer Mayer library book
Gravitation Volume 1 by Maki Murakami personal collection
Harriet and the Roller Coaster by Nancy Carlton library book
Heat Wave by Richard Castle bookcrossing
If You Give a Pig a Party by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond library book
Into the Volcano by Don Wood personal collection
Polar Bears Past Bedtime (Magic Tree House #12) by Mary Pope Osborne
So B. It by Sarah Weeks library book
Stop in the Name of Pants by Louise Rennison personal collection
There's a Nightmare in My Closet by Mercer Mayer personal collection
Waterwise by Jeff Orff library book
Wee Gillis by Munro Leaf library book
Whoo-oo Is It? by Megan McDonald library book
Frog Goes to Dinner by Mercer Mayer library book
Ghost Town at Sundown (Magic Tree House #10) by Mary Pope Osborne library book
Harriet Beecher Stowe by Suzanne M. Coil library book
If You Can't Say Something Nice, Say it in Yiddish by Lita Epstein personal collection
Incubus, Succubus by Neil James Hudson review copy
Journey Around the World by Sarah Albee personal collection
King Ottokar's Scepre by Georges Remi Hergé library book
Mrs. Muffly's Monster by Sarah Dyer library book
Operation Starseed by JM Snyder personal collection
The X in Sex: How the X Chromosome Controls Our Lives by David Bainbridge
Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss personal collection
You Had Me at Halo by Amanda Ashby personal collection
Can Kittens Take a Catnap? by Clair Palfreman-Bunker personal collection
Halfway to Each Other by Susan Pohlman review copy
I'm Not Hanging Noodles on Your Ears by Jag Bhalla library book
If You Give a Moose a Muffin by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond library book
Junie B., First Grader: Aloha-ha-ha-ha!by Barbara Park personal collection
Junie B., First Grader: Boo and I Mean It! by Barbara Park personal collection
Lions at Lunchtime (Magic Tree House #11) by Mary Pope Osborne library book
Madras on Rainy Days by Samina Ali library book
Max's Christmas Stocking by Rosemary Wells library book
Me, Myself and I by Jane Louise Curry library book
Paddington Bear and the Busy Bee Carnival by Michael Bond personal collection
Where Are Maisy's Friends? by Lucy Cousins library book
The Divorce Party by Laura Dave review copy
Sarah Whitcher's Story by Elizabeth Yates personal collection
What Happy Working Mothers Know by Cathy L. Greenberg review copy
The Witches of Worm by Zipha Keatley Snyder library book
Murder in the Magick Club by Byron A. Lorrier review copy
Wolf Song Visions by Scott and Linda Reade review copy
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Comments for Can Kittens Take a Catnap?

Can Kittens Take a Catnap?>Can Kittens Take a Catnap? 12/24/09

It amazes me when a relatively new book has almost no information online. Take for instance Can Kittens Take a Catnap by Clair Palfreman-Bunker and illustrated by Adam Relf. We bought a book club edition from scholastic in the spring of this year and except for one tiny image on the Scholastic site and some previous posts I've made about the book, it might as well not exist.

Nonetheless, Can Kittens Take a Catnap is a cute animal book that teaches the names of baby animals while repeating the question can x take a y nap? It culminates on a very funny punch line involving an exasperated big brother and his infant sibling who refuses to take a nap.

The illustrations by Adam Relf are cute and colorful, though not as detailed as the work in some of the other books he has done. They are good enough though that Harriet will sometime just flip through the book to look at all the different baby animals.

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Comment #1: Thursday, December, 24, 2009 at 07:50:29

Callista

Yes I know exactly what you mean. It's very frustrating to find no information online when you're trying to do a review.



Comment #2: Sunday, December 27, 2009 at 16:22:05

Pussreboots

It's a charming little book. I don't know why Scholastic is only selling it via their own site and their book club. Their other books they sell more widely.



Comment #3: Friday, April, 23, 2010 at 18:55:00

Claire

Hi, I'm Claire Palfreman-Bunker, author of Can Kittens Take a Catnap. I'm so glad you and your daughter enjoy it! Part of the reason I think Scholastic has not done much to market it is because it was published as the winning entry to a writing contest they hold every year - so, there' probably not a lot of financial incentive for them to do much. But, thanks to your encouraging words, I think I'll contact them about add'l opportunities to get it marketed. Thanks - Claire



Comment #4: Monday, April 26, 2009 at 22:14:58

Pussreboots

Congratulations on your win. It's an absolutely charming book and popular with both of my children. Thank for you for explaining about the contest.