The Alley Cat's Meow
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Red is a dashing, smashing downtown tomcat. Ginger is a jazzy, snazzy uptown kitty. But after they meet at the Alley Cat's Meow--the hottest boogie-woogie juke joint around--the sparks fly as they dazzle the world with their romantic toe-tappin', quick-steppin' dancing.
With all the spirit and charm of the classic Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals, Kathi Appelt's viv...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by HMH Books for Young Readers
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Douglas Cootey
Bought this years ago and forgot how much I liked it. Just introduced it to the Brownie and she loved it. The story scats along at a good, rhythmic pace with evocative descriptions that are old school without being obscure for kids.
“She was jazzy, she was snazzy,
She was my oh my oh my.”
It's fun to read out loud, too.

The illustrations are simply top notch. Obviously based on classic song & dance poses from old movies, there is a life to them that leaps off the page. The choice of cats helps...more
Donna
These are some swinging cats! Beautiful illustrations.
Shannon
A great story for younger kids...it has a nice rhythm to it.
Chrystal
My 3 year old loved this book. The main characters are cats and the words are very jazzy and rhythmic. It was a favorite.
Ruth Ellen
this is the cutest book. I loved the analogy of Fred and Ginger.
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Lives in College Station, TX with husband Ken and four adorable cats.

Two sons, both musicians.

Serves on the faculty at Vermont College of Fine Arts in the MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults Program.
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