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Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag
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Millions of Cats (original 1928; edition 2006)

by Wanda Gag

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Title:Millions of Cats
Authors:Wanda Gag
Info:Puffin (2006), Paperback, 32 pages
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Millions of Cats is a folktale-like story of a man who goes out in search of a cat for his wife but ends up bringing home "hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats." The illustrations are wonderful and, though they are in black and white, bring the charming story to life. It is a fanciful tale, one that would be excellent for a read-aloud. ( )
  alootens1 | Sep 9, 2018 |
I dont think i would use this book as a read aloud, but it is one that i could have in my classroom library. It is about a man goes to get a cat but cannot decide which one to get so he brings them all home. The cats fight over who is the prettiest and more cats keep coming into the house. The story ends when all the cats are gone except for one that was homeless who turns out to be the prettiest of them all. ( )
  lori2114 | Nov 3, 2017 |
The illustrations are a tad dull, but the story is one you'll refer to time and time again. It's a classic! ( )
  Emma_Manolis | Jun 27, 2017 |
an older man goes on a search for the perfect cat companion but he ends up coming back with hundreds of cats
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  TUCC | May 31, 2017 |
When an old man sets off to find a cute little kitty, he ends up with millions of cats, billions of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats. ( )
  SaraLancon | Apr 17, 2017 |
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Once upon a time there was a very old man and a very old woman.
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Cats here, cats there, cats and kittens everywhere, hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats.
It is the most beautiful cat in the whole world, said the very old man.
"Oh, I'm just a very homely little cat, " said the kitten, "So when you asked who was the prettiest, I didn't say anything. So nobody bothered me.
So it happened that every time the very old man looked up, he saw another cat which was so pretty he could not bear to leave it, and before he knew it, he had chosen them all.
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In Millions of Cats, a husband and wife decide that they need a cat so that they can feel less lonely. The husband then searches for the prettiest cat of all. However, when he sees a hill full of cats, he can't decide which one to take home. The man then takes home all of the cats! When he arrives at home, the wife tells him that they can only have one cat, because they can't feed the "hundreds, thousands, millions and billions and trillions" of cats. The repetition of the this phrase will be sure to engage and entertain young children.
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Millions of Cats is a wonderful tale of vanity versus humility, written and illustrated by the singular Wanda Gag. An old man and his wife decide to get a cat, so the old man goes out in search of the prettiest cat of all. When he is forced to choose from "hundreds, thousands, millions and billions and trillions" of cats, he (naturally) brings them all home. When the wife points out their inability to support the legion of felines, it is left to the cats to decide who among them is the prettiest. Anyone who has ever owned more than a single cat can tell you what happens next.

Gag's simple, appealing black ink drawings are perfect for the story, somehow capturing at least the idea of millions of cats in a single page. Repeated lines and the sing-song title refrain make this a read-aloud natural.(Ages 4 to 8)

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How can an old man and his wife select one cat from a choice of millions and trillions?

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