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The Shy Little Kitten (Step into Reading)

by Kristen L. Depken

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good book for pre-k - kinder.
large font, big spaces.
learn animals and what they eat.
  Lauralee96 | Sep 17, 2017 |
This beginning reader is an abridged version of the Golden Book classic of the same name, that uses the same illustrations but much fewer words. It features a shy kitten that stumbles out into the world, befriending various other creatures before returning home and enjoying a picnic with family and friends. The narrative is a bit cryptic in its attempt to lower the reading level, not fully explaining the kitten's interactions or the reason for the picnic and what happens there, but the pictures generally fill in the blanks. The illustrations are wonderful, cuddly and bright and full of adorable animals. They are the best part of this book. While the story certainly is more readable than the original version, the abridgment leaves a choppy text that I found disconcerting until I realized it was a simplified retelling. While I do appreciate books that my daughters can read successfully to build confidence, I would rather have them read original materials written for that reading level. I would look for other beginning reader books, personally. ( )
  nmhale | Apr 2, 2017 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553497634, Paperback)

The Shy Little Kitten stars in her first Step into Reading book!
 
This Step 1 Step into Reading title has been adapted from the original Little Golden Book story The Shy Little Kitten, by Cathleen Schurr, for children just learning to read. Freshly illustrated in the style of the original book brought to life by Gustaf Tenggren, this simple, sweet story about a shy kitten and the colorful friends she makes at a picnic is the perfect addition to the Step into Reading line.

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When a mother cat leads her kittens into the barnyard sunshine, one kitten lingers behind and embarks on an adventure, meeting a variety of animals along the way.

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