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Title:
I found a kitty!
ISBN:
9781984831866

9781984831873
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Summary:
When Arfy finds a homeless kitten, he writes letters to prospective owners, hoping to find the perfect home for his new friend.
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It doesn't get any cuter! This sequel to the New York Times bestseller Can I Be Your Dog? (which appeared on the TODAY show) has Arfy the dog trying to find a forever home for an abandoned kitten!

Lucky dog Arfy has a home. When he discovers a homeless kitten, Arfy hopes Scamper can come live with him, but-- achoo! --his person is allergic to cats! So, Arfy writes persuasive letters to prospective owners about what a great pet Scamper would make. But somehow these matches aren't made in heaven. If Scamper can't live with any of them, where will he go? He needs a quiet home where he could make people as happy as they'll make him, full of laps, pats and purrs, and yarn balls....Arfy thinks he knows just the place!!

Another winning, heart-tugging story that's perfect for cat lovers, dog lovers, and pet adoption advocates. Troy Cummings writes a great read aloud, and the book showcases many styles of letters, making it appealing to parents and teachers looking to teach the lost art of written communication. Helpful tips in the backmatter inform children how they can help the plight of homeless animals.

Praise for Can I Be Your Dog? : "It's an instant classic in our household." --#1 New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas


Author Notes

Troy Cummings is an author and illustrator of children's books. His works include Giddy-Up, Daddy! and The Notebook of Doom series. His illustrations have also appeared in animated backdrops for an opera, iPad pop-up books, and a cookbook for dogs.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Kirkus Review

What's Arfy to do when he finds a stray kitten in a drainpipe?Arfy's human's allergic to cats, so his new buddy needs a home. The pup picks up his pencil and writes a letter of introduction to the music teacher. "Scamper likes to eat, play, and poop in a box. He also likes to sing!" Scamper carries the letter to Maestro Mitch's house. Mitch is charmed, but he sends Scamper back with a letter saying the kitten's high notes are too much. Arfy pens a second letter, hoping to place Scamper with the triplet babies next door. Their snuggling turns out to be too much for Scamper; he runs away. Arfy's third letter introduces Scamper to Emily Lugnut the mechanic, offering the puss as a mouserbut Scamper's more interested in playing with the mice than catching them; Emily returns him with a note and an apology. Neither the talent agent nor the man with cat-themed decorations works out either. Scamper thanks Arfy in a note of his own. It's only when the little furball enumerates his favorite parts of each attempted placement that Arfy realizes the perfect home for his new friend and writes one last letter of introduction. Cummings' follow-up to Arfy's winning debut, Can I Be Your Dog? (2018), is equally charming. The colorful and dynamic illustrations oppose each item of correspondence on verso against a scene on recto to tell the tale hand in paw with Arfy's missives and the answering letters. Humans of diverse races live in Arfy's town.A heartwarming epistolary tale of helpfulness. (Picture book. 3-8) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.


Booklist Review

In this epistolary tale, Arfy the dog tells his story through his diary and letters. One day, smelling something unusual, he discovers a kitten hiding in a drainpipe. Arfy can't invite the kitten to live with him as his person has a cat allergy, so the pup writes to his neighbors in his quest to find Scamper a home. His first letter convinces the music teacher to take the kitten in, but the tabby's love of ""singing"" causes too much disharmony during music lessons. Though Arfy's letters convince several others a mechanic, a talent agent, a collector of cat paraphernalia to adopt Scamper, the small gray feline isn't welcome anywhere for long. Then Scamper's missive to Arfy, written in sidewalk chalk, gives the dog an idea for the perfect home. Large, brightly colored illustrations tell the bulk of the story, and the written correspondence appears in a variety of typefaces. Children will get a kick out of articulate Arfy's thoughtfulness in securing a place for Scamper and be satisfied with the kitten's forever home.--Maryann Owen Copyright 2020 Booklist