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Feisty felines, quiet cats, and curious kitties---cats of all stripes cavort across the pages of this playful book! Colorful illustrations and whimsical rhyming text introduce kids to well-known historical figures---including Henri Matisse, Cleopatra, Charles Lindbergh, and Queen Victoria---and the furry four-footed friends who owned them. 26 pages, 10" x 10" hardcover from Eerdmans.
Feisty cats. Quiet cats. Curious cats, and striped cats. Cats of all shapes and sizes cavort across the pages of this bright and entertaining book, bringing to life such varied well historical figures as Henry Matisse, Cleopatra, Charles Lindberg, and Queen Victoria. Young readers will be delighted by the colorful, energetic paintings of Geraldo Valerio and the whimsical, rhyming text from best-selling author Eileen Spinelli, supplemented by historical notes at the end of the book. Do You Have a Cat offers an amusing introduction to figures both renowned and less well knownand their famous felines!
Eileen Spinelli's love of books began at age five,during her first visit to the local public library. ?Iclimbed up the steps to the children's room on the secondfloor and into a wonderland! Books everywhere . . . Ididn't know which book to grab first,? she explains. ?Itmade no difference to me that I couldn't read.? After that,young Eileen visited the library every Saturday with hermother. After a few years of library visits, she knew shewanted to become a writer.
Geraldo Valério was born in Brazil and has created art for many children's books, including The Hungry Ghosts by Julius Lester (Penguin). He has collaborated with Eileen Spinelli on When You Are Happy and Do You Have a Hat? (bot