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The new kitten, Joyce Carol Oates ; illustrated by Dave Mottram

Label
The new kitten
Title
The new kitten
Statement of responsibility
Joyce Carol Oates ; illustrated by Dave Mottram
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cherie, a beloved cat, becomes very jealous when Cleopatra, a kitten, comes to live with her family
Tone
Illustration
Review
  • Cherie the cat has a plummy life with the Smith family, until they bring home Cleopatra, a kitten who immediately seems to displace Cherie in everyone’s affections. Cherie’s journey back into the heart of the family takes some predictable twists and turns. In rich tones, Mottram’s digitally enhanced drawings play up the kitten’s adorable saucer-green eyes as she enjoys everything the elder cat is forbidden from doing (batting at toilet paper, pouncing upon her dry food). Adult author Oates’s wordy narrative follows an ill-advised attempt to run away that brings Cherie face-to-face with animal bullies. But the bullies remind Cherie that the family’s new addition is vulnerable—“just a kitten”—and the final page finds the two reconciled and snuggled together. Ages 4–8. (June)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 03/04/2019) (Publishers Weekly, vol 266, issue 9, p)
  • The puffy gray cat introduced in Naughty Cherie (illustrated by Mark Graham, 2008) learns to share her space and her humans. Cherie's family leaves the house, promising to return with a surprise. She hopes it's tuna treats...but it's Cleopatra, a kitten. "Her legs were very short and her tail was thin—not at all like Cherie's big, fluffy tail. She did not have soft, long, gray fur like Cherie but very short, smooth, shiny fur." Cherie does not like anything about Cleopatra, but young human JoJo and her parents think the little cutie can do no wrong, even when she's making a mess. Cherie runs away, but after being treated shabbily by several wild animals (most of whom she would eat or be eaten by in reality), she returns home to snuggle, purring, with Cleopatra and JoJo. Award-winning novelist Oates throws down an astonishingly clumsy new-sibling picture book, wordy paragraphs displaying no trust whatsoever in her illustrator to help shoulder the narrative load. Mottram's mostly realistic, soft-edged, digitally created illustrations are attractive, but his manga-eyed cats only serve to boost the treacle factor. Readers tempted by the title and the author's reputation will be sorely disappointed—Susin Nielsen and Olivia Chin Mueller's recent Princess Puffybottom...and Darryl (2019) is ears and tails better than this. An oft-told tale told poorly. (Picture book. 2-6) (Kirkus Reviews, March 1, 2019)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10782263
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oates, Joyce Carol
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
4+ years old
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mottram, Dave
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Behavior
  • Jealousy
  • Cats
  • Animals
  • Behavior
  • Jealousy
  • Cats
  • Animals
  • Children's stories
  • Kittens
  • Animals
  • Behavior
  • Jealousy
  • Cats
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The new kitten, Joyce Carol Oates ; illustrated by Dave Mottram
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062204453
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780062563927
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1032292402
Label
The new kitten, Joyce Carol Oates ; illustrated by Dave Mottram
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000062204453
Dimensions
29 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780062563927
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1032292402

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