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The Best Cat in the World

The Best Cat in the World

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" Who's the best cat in the world? I asked him after Mom turned off the light. Charlie purred a rumbling reply." But even the best cat in the world doesn't live forever, and the young narrator of this touching story struggles to deal with the loss of his beloved cat Charlie. His mother suggests getting a new cat, and after some hesitation, Vincent agrees. But the new cat, Shelley, is very different from Charlie. She doesn't look like Charlie, she doesn't like the same things Charlie did, and she doesn't do the things Charlie always did. But despite all these differences, is it possible that Shelley might, in her own way, also be the best cat in the world? LeslC)a Newman's gentle story honors the full range of a child's feelings when dealing with the loss of a favorite pet. Ronald Himler's soft watercolor and pencil illustrations capture the poignant emotions of the young boy as well as the playful antics of his new kitten.

- Publisher Even the best cat in the world doesn't live forever, and Victor is very sad when his beloved cat, Charlie, dies. His mother suggests getting a new cat, but Victor isn't so sure. Finally, when the vet tells Victor she has another cat that really needs a home, Victor agrees to give the new cat a chance.But the new cat, Shelley, isn't like Charlie. She doesn't look like Charlie, or act like Charlie, or like to do the things Charlie used to do. With all these differences, is there any chance that Victor can learn to accept and love Shelley?Leslea Newman's gentle story honors the full range of a child's feelings after losing a favorite pet, while Ron Himler's soft pencil and watercolor illustrations capture Victor's poignant emotions as well as the playful antics of his new kitten.

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" Who's the best cat in the world? I asked him after Mom turned off the light. Charlie purred a rumbling reply." But even the best cat in the world doesn't live forever, and the young narrator of this touching story struggles to deal with the loss of his beloved cat Charlie. His mother suggests getting a new cat, and after some hesitation, Vincent agrees. But the new cat, Shelley, is very different from Charlie. She doesn't look like Charlie, she doesn't like the same things Charlie did, and she doesn't do the things Charlie always did. But despite all these differences, is it possible that Shelley might, in her own way, also be the best cat in the world? LeslC)a Newman's gentle story honors the full range of a child's feelings when dealing with the loss of a favorite pet. Ronald Himler's soft watercolor and pencil illustrations capture the poignant emotions of the young boy as well as the playful antics of his new kitten.
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Even the best cat in the world doesn't live forever, and Victor is very sad when his beloved cat, Charlie, dies. His mother suggests getting a new cat, but Victor isn't so sure. Finally, when the vet tells Victor she has another cat that really needs a home, Victor agrees to give the new cat a chance.But the new cat, Shelley, isn't like Charlie. She doesn't look like Charlie, or act like Charlie, or like to do the things Charlie used to do. With all these differences, is there any chance that Victor can learn to accept and love Shelley?Leslea Newman's gentle story honors the full range of a child's feelings after losing a favorite pet, while Ron Himler's soft pencil and watercolor illustrations capture Victor's poignant emotions as well as the playful antics of his new kitten.
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Meet the Authors

Leslea Newman

Leslea Newman is is the author of several picture books, including "Matzo Ball Moon, " illustrated by Elaine Greenstein and "Too Far Away to Touch, " illustrated by Catherine Stock. She is the recipient of a "Highlights for Children" fiction writing award and a Parents¹ Choice Silver Medal. She lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. Visit Leslea at www.lesleakids.com.

Ronald Himler (Illus)

Ronald Himler is the illustrator of several successful picure books for Clarion, including TRAIN TO SOMEWHERE, FLY AWAY HOME, and THE WALL. Mr. Himler studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and New York University. He lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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Book about death of a pet
4 stars By Angelo, Oct 02 2015
This book covers the death of a pet. The cat dies and the characters discuss grief, but also that even though they get a new cat, this new pet is not going to replace their old pet. The new pet is constantly being compared to its predecessor, but it has its own personality, likes and habits.
Note: quite American with 'mom', 'favorite' and 'color'.
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