Posy

by Linda Newbery and Catherine Rayner

Linda Newbery’s clever and satisfying portrait of a kitten is written in rhyming... read more

Linda Newbery’s clever and satisfying portrait of a kitten is written in rhyming couplets. Posy is a “whiskers wiper, crayon swiper…sandwich checker, board-game wrecker!... leaf collector, sock inspector” and much more. Children who are familiar with felines will appreciate the playful, spot-on descriptions Newbery has crafted, while all children can think about the careful consideration that went into the words Newbery chose to such whimsical effect. Catherine Rayner’s spirited illustrations are muted in tone (and lovely against the cream-colored pages) but still convey Posy’s frisky charm and spirit. (Ages 3–7)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2010

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