cover image Katie's Good Idea

Katie's Good Idea

Tomie dePaola. Little Simon, $3.95 (14pp) ISBN 978-0-671-61725-7

Simple stories personify dePaola's Kitten Kids collection, about adorably childlike kitten siblings Katie and her little brother Kit. The Good Idea is to tie blocks to the pedals of Kit's new trike so his feet will be able to reach. Cousin Tom is a bully, but the kids make him behave. Both of them enjoy being At the Beach until it rains, but even that doesn't mar a good time. In Sleepover, the problem is that Kit has forgotten his pajamasa helpful Grandpa quickly takes care of that. These happy cats have smudgy brown faces and dress in colorful togs; the preschool set will love dePaola's playful kids. Ages 1-4. (February)