Millions of Cats
After having read some of the reviews from GR fri ...more
I thought the end was quite dreadful! Yes, even if this is a tale of the evils of vanity, it was a bit too much for all (but one) of the cats to eat one another up because each wanted to be the most beautiful ...more
Yes, it’s Millions of C ...more
Wanda Gag’s story is cute and creative as it details a very old couple’s desire to have a cat to car ...more
I’ve been reading others’ comments and thought that I’d be repulsed by this book; I am not a fan of the macabre.
On an early December morning in 1999, a sweet little girl named Xiana (zee-ahna) was abducted near her home while waiting for the school bus. A large manhunt was organized in the community, at first concentrating close to the little girls home, but eventually expanding out in a 25 mile diameter. Suspicions turned to close family, friends and acquaintances. Many tips and leads were followed, all resulting in nothing. Fears worsened as time passed. Eight months after ...more
An old man removes an entire population of cats from their native ecosystem, only to discover he lacks the knowledge and resources to care for them on his own. When the cats grow hungry he offers them each a mouthful of grass, unaware that these obligate carnivores cannot subsist on such a diet. "What are you doing?" the old woman he lives with cries when she sees the cats, aware, as he is not, of how unsuited the creatures are for their ...more
So I picked Millions of Cats. From the Children's section.
I could tell this was a vintage/classic children's book, but I wasn't sure exactly how much vintage/classic it was.
I started reading thinking, "oh, what a cute story! Such cute kittens! I wouldn't be able to pick one either!"
And a few pages later....
"WHAT. THE. FUCK? ...more
This fable-like story, which won a Newbery Honor Award, reminds me of other stories in which a childless old man and woman wish for a baby-replacement (e.g. Urikohime of Japan). In this case the old couple decide to get themselves a cat. The old man sets out and finds a hill covered in cats. He falls in love with all of them, and takes them ...more
Well he finds millions and trillions of cats a ...more
De ce a hotărât baba că vrea anume o pisică? Ce căutau acele sute şi mii şi milioane şi miliarde de pisici pe dealul unde le-a găsit moşul? De unde s-au luat, cum au putut trăi pînă atunci şi de ce erau adunate toate una lîngă alta? De ce, totuşi, nu a putut moşul să aleagă doar ...more
When I was an elementary school librarian, I saw this book on the shelves about a zillion times---and never happened to read it. It was a Newbery Honor book in 1929.
It started out okay, and I was picturing myself reading it to groups of K-3 students. It has a nice repetitive rhythm to it with the phrase "hundreds and thousands and millions and billions and trillions of cats" used throughout. An old man sets out on a journey to find a cat for his wife and encounters all those cats. He ca ...more
My my, what to do when you stumble across
"hundreds of cats,
thousands of cats,
millions of cats,
billions and trillions of cats!"
Millions of Cats is a very cute book and I was really surprised to learn that it's the oldest American picture book that's in print still. The artistic style of the it gave me the feel that it was contemporary just with a vintage twist. Knowing that it was written in the 20's made me think differently about it. This would be good to show and read to children and th...more