cover image Kitten Day

Kitten Day

Jan Ormerod. Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books, $11.95 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-688-08536-0

Step into a day in the life of a small girl and her kitten. She is an ordinary girl, with an appealing gamine look, and the same could be said of the kitten. Together they play hide-and-seek, eat snacks and wash themselves--the cat with its tongue and the girl in her bath. When the kitten uses a litter box, the girl makes a stop at the toilet. When it swats her from behind, the girl calls her pet ``cheeky'' and a ``funny little kitten cat'' when it shreds paper. Illustrated in soft shades of brown and peach, this is a gentle story about quiet, positive interaction between a child and an animal. Ages 2-6. (Aug.)