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Three Little Kittens

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  45 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Nelly wants Grandad to tell her a story. But instead, Grandad shows her his old book of nursery rhymes, which includes the playful Three Little Kittens, and the more sinister Ring a Ring of Roses. Grandad is so wise that he even explains the true meaning of each rhyme to Nelly. But not before he has peered around the garden to make sure no one younger than five is listenin ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published November 6th 2007 by Andersen Press
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Evie Milburn
Title: Three Little Kittens and other favorite Nursery Rhymes
Author: Tony Ross
Genre: Book of Nursery Rhymes
Theme(s): Silliness traditional stories, animals, illness, counting numbers
Opening line/sentence: Grandad, said Nelly, tell me a story, not a made-up one.
Brief Book Summary: This is a book of traditional nursery rhymes that have an additional side of silliness and edge. This is what makes the this book of nursery rhymes different. Some traditional nursery rhymes in this text include, The
Debbie Gillespie
Nov 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Citation: Three Little Kittens and Other Favorite Nursery Rhymes, written and illustrated by Tony Ross (Henry Holt and Company, 2009)

1. Genre: Children’s Book/ Mother Goose
2. Summary: Three Little Kittens and Other Favorite Nursery Rhymes, written and illustrated by Tony Ross is an adorable cartoon version of the classic nursery rhymes with which everyone is familiar .
3. Critique:
a. The strength of this sweet book is the author’s ability to present the classic Mother Goose rhymes with cartoon s
Oct 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Three Little Kittens and Other Favorite Nursery Rhymes
Selections and Illustrations by: Tony Ross

Genre: Mother Goose

1. This is a wonderful collection of nursery rhymes that children and adults alike will love. I remember a lot of these rhymes from childhood but some of them were new to me. This is a great addition to any library and wonderful example of the classic nursery rhymes.

2. Critique:
A. The area for critique was hard to choose for this book. There are no chapters, no narrations by main ch
Sara Lynn
Nov 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
1. Genre: Picture Book/Mother Goose

2. Summary: Nelly asks his grandfather to tell him a story. Although he does not know a story of his own, he shares a book a nursery rhymes with his grandson until bedtime. Read along as Nelly hears about little Jack Horner, Jack and Jill, Peter Piper, and other nursery rhyme characters.

3. Critique:
a. One of the greatest strengths of this title is the use of humor.

b. Ross utilizes humor in his illustrations for traditional mother goose and other non-traditional
Gwen the Librarian
Tony Ross's new nursery rhyme collection is right up there with my favorites like Rosemary Wells and Richard Scarry. The illustrations are big, bold and bright. They clearly illustrate the predicament of the characters in the antiquated rhymes and will help children learn new vocabulary and help parents explain what's going on. There's also quite a bit of humor here, in characteristic style for Ross. If you're not famliar with Tony Ross, think Quentin Blake's humourous illustrations of his own a ...more
Randie D. Camp, M.S.
This is a fantastic collection of traditional nursery rhymes with incredible illustrations. The collection of nursery rhymes is opened and closed with brief conversations between a boy and his grandpa, it is very touching and makes the book seem cozy.
Nov 25, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children-s-lit
Really fun, but really long to read in one sitting. Includes most of the traditional nursery rhymes. Great to include in a classroom for reference and quick read alouds. (picture)
3* art
5* rhymes
Nov 24, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nearly a comprehensive collection of notorious nursery rhymes.
Lots of classic nursery rhymes. I may consult this in the future for story times.
Aug 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite nursery rhyme anthology. Love the illustrations!
Amy Wheatley
Classic nursery rhymes illustrated by Tony Ross. These illustrations remind me a lot of the Quentin Blake illustrations from the Roald Dahl books.
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Miss Pippi the Librarian
Tony Ross put together a collection of nursery rhymes. I only used the first one, Three Little Kittens, during storytime. I asked everyone to "meow" for the kittens as we read the book.

2017 storytime theme: Mother Goose

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