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Millions of Cats (Gift Edition) (Picture Puffin Books) (original 1928; edition 2006)
by Wanda Gag
Millions of Cats by Wanda Gág (1928)
Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0142407089, Paperback)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)
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:05:22 -0400)
How can an old man and his wife select one cat from a choice of millions and trillions?
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