Monday, January 08, 2007

Mr. Pusskins, A Love Story


Mr. Pusskins, A Love Story
Written and illustrated by Sam Lloyd
Atheneum

ISBN 1416925171

Emily adores her cranky cat, Mr. Pusskins. She combs him, plays mouse games with him, and tells him what a handsome boy he is. None of that matters to Mr. Pusskins, who is bored with all her "blah blah blah." He decides to leave one night in search of adventure and naughty fun with the Pesky Cat Gang. After a while, though, he starts to miss Emily and her kind ways. His naughty fun isn't quite as much fun as it used to be. He wants his Emily back!

Lloyd's loose, expressive brushwork and bright palette make for exciting spreads, and her comical style captures Mr. Pusskins in all his scowling glory. This funny tale of unconditional love will be a welcome change from the more typical "I Love You" Valentine's Day books on the shelves now.

1 comment:

Franki said...

I just picked this book up for my 7 year old on Saturday. She has asked me to read it 3-4 times a day since then! A fast favorite! Thanks for sharing.