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Desser the Best Ever Cat

4.38 of 5 stars 4.38  ·  rating details  ·  63 ratings  ·  18 reviews
A heartwarming and cathartic book for anyone who has ever loved, and lost, a cat.

This is the story of a cat, told by the little girl who loved him best.

From his first plaintive mew to his last loving purr, Desser was an essential member of the family. And for the little girl, especially, he was a constant companion. He was the catalyst for her first steps, thrilled when sh
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Paperback, 40 pages
Published April 8th 2003 by Dragonfly Books (first published April 10th 2001)
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Edward Creter
The kitty cat's name in this story is actually Dexter, but she's named Desser since the little one messed up on the pronunciation, (She IS 3 years old, y'know.) The kid grows up and old with Desser...and so does Desser. The cat dies near the end, and it is sad, but ultimately it's very uplifting with a positive message of people and animal friends we love. What may be sad for little ones is when the death scene comes up and Desser goes to kitty heaven...but then kids in the 40s had to endure Dis ...more
Sarai
From School Library Journal
A girl honors the life of a much-loved pet by telling Desser's story, from the time her father found him when he was still single to his death as an elderly cat. As she talks about all the things she and Desser liked to do together, snapshotlike illustrations of the pair are spread across the pages. In essence, this is a scrapbook documenting the long years of friendship between a child and her pet, including their ups and downs, which saves the book from becoming sacc
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Karen
My six-year-old son checked out this book from our library because he thought the cat on the cover looks like our Buster, and it does. So he was calling the cat in the book "Buster" -- until it died. The he decided that Buster wasn't Desser after all.

This is a very sweet story about special cats and the kids who love them, even if it did make me choke up as I was reading it.

Randie D. Camp, M.S.
A girl tells the story of Desser. Her father found him as a kitten and named him Dexter. He was at her parents wedding, moved with them to the new house, and he helped to watch over the girl when she was only a baby. Dexter was hard for the girl to say as a toddler, but Desser liked his new name too. Desser and the girl did everything and went everywhere together. But as the girl grew up, so did Desser---he got old and sick. One night, he died. The girl's family buried him with his favorite belo ...more
Rebecca
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Jae
We read this in my children's lit class and I almost started crying like four times.
Naomi
Do not read this if you don't want to cry. DAMN YOU MARTHA!
Trin.Jen.Anna
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Sharon
For anyone who's had a cat (or any pet) that has passed on. My 6-year-old brought this home from the school library. She cried when I read it to her, but loves it just the same.
Angela
Excellent book on dealing with the death of a beloved pet. Celebrates the life of the dead family member and reassures kids that it's okay to find a new pet to love.
Abby
Anyone that is a cat lover with truly enjoy this book. It is one of the few books that brings tears to my husbands eyes.
Leona
Story of a little girl who is raised with a cat and then loses her cat. It has a hopeful ending.
Jane
read in children's lit; even though i knew the plot, it got me. a non-cheesy sad kids book.
Nina P.
This was probably the first book I ever read. It's also maybe why I'm a cat person XD.
Laura
Really touching book about dealing with the death of a pet.
paula mcnamer
Really sweet book dealing with loss of a pet.
Amy
Another tear jerker for those who love felines.
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