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Scrawny Cat by Phyllis Root
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Sep 27, 11

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I think this has to be one of my top favorite picture books of all time. It's just so heart wrenchingly sweet. I am not a cat person but this book brings me to tears every time I read it. Scrawny cat is lonely, little and lone. He used to belong to someone but now he wanders the street looking for a friendly home and a good meal. But everyone calls him "Get Out of Here". One day, he hides in a little boat and gets stranded at sea. He arrives on shore safely but very hungry. A sailor lady finds him. Will she call him "Get out of here" or will she be nice to him?

The illustrations are quite powerful. Those eyes. Those Eyes!!! They will break your heart in the best way possible.
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