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Katie Loves the Kittens: 05/27/10

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Sara Ann has a trio of new kitten and a very enthusiastic dog named Katie. Katie Loves the Kittens by John Himmelman portrays with humor what it can be like to introduce a kitten to a dog.

Sara Ann tries to follow all the steps to keep Katie and the kittens separated while the two get used to each other. Unfortunately Katie is so excited by the kittens that she does everything she can to see it. And when she does, she lets out a happy "AROOO!" which scares the kittens and sends them spiraling off in all directions.

The illustrations (of the kittens especially) remind me of the Chuck Jones shorts with the dog and the kitten. I love the way the kittens are shown flying off in all directions each time Katie barks her hello.

I read the book to Harriet who know dogs and cats but has never seen them living together. She though the kitten was cute but she didn't understand why I was laughing at Katie's reactions to the kitten. The book would be probably best suited to children who have dogs and cats instead of one or other another.

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