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Cute & Cuter by Michael Townsend

Cute & Cuter (edition 2013)

by Michael Townsend

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Title:Cute & Cuter
Authors:Michael Townsend
Info:Knopf Books for Young Readers (2013), Hardcover, 40 pages
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Cute & Cuter by Michael Townsend




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An incredibly corny and sweet read about welcoming new, and possibly cuter, members to the family. The artwork and layout bring to mind a comic strip; but, the flow still qualifies as a picture book. ( )
  Angelina-Justice | Feb 3, 2014 |
A little girl gets a dog one year for her birthday, and they are inseparable. Then she gets a kitten the next year. Dog thinks he is no longer important. On the third year, and at the end of the book, she gets an octopus. ( )
  melodyreads | Jul 5, 2013 |
"Janie Jane was an expert on all things cute. And on her birthday she was given the cutest thing she'd ever seen: Sir Yips-a-lot."

So begins Michael Townsend's decidedly cute children's book, Cute & Cuter. Janie Jane is the sort of girl who coos over anything cute. She adores all things adorble. She swoons over sweet. She prizes precious. She is the sort of girl who will certainly grow up to dot her i's with hearts. She is the sort of girl who would name her puppy "Sir Yips-a-lot" and carry him with her everywhere she goes.

That is, until her next birthday, when she received the NEW cutest thing she'd ever seen: a kitten she names Lady Meow-meow. What will Sir Yips-a-lot do? Is he being replaced?

Cute & Cuter is perfect for children who can relate to pet ownership or sibling jealousy. It's funny and delightful without being saccharine (not an easy task, considering how saccharine the main character is herself!). It's quirky and gently teasing of the twee Janie Jane without making fun of the sorts of girls who would dot their i's with hearts and fawn over baby fawns.

In other words, it's just right.

Disclaimer: I received access to a digital galley of this book from the publisher through Edelweiss. I was asked to write an honest review, though not necessarily a favourable one. The opinions expressed are strictly my own. ( )
  CozyBookJournal | Jan 17, 2013 |
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Janie Jane's life takes a turn for the cute when she receives an adorable puppy as a birthday present. She and Sir Yips-a-lot do everything together. But before you know it, it's Janie's birthday again and she's got a new, potentially cuter present to unwrap: Lady Meow-meow, "The World's Cutest Kitty."

Wait! Sir Yips-a-lot has always been the cute one in Janie Jane's life. What if she doesn't need him anymore?

Michael Townsend has crafted a lighthearted romp that will help children--especially those with new siblings--recognize and overcome feelings of jealousy.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:35:33 -0400)

"Cute pup Sir Yips-a-lot is best friends with his owner Janie Jane, until a cuter new pet comes along and threatens to replace him."--

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