by Linda Newbery
Book list Cat owners will see their own pets in Posy. Brown-, black-, and gold striped Posy is described in delightfully rhymed couplets. She is a whiskers wiper / crayon swiper. A sandwich checker / board-game wrecker. All the descriptions of Posy invite funny depictions of the goings-on, but Rayner keeps the art, rendered in watercolor pencil-crayons, acrylics, and ink, as minimalist as the text, with the focus always on Posy as she romps across creamy vanilla-colored pages. That doesn't mean opportunities for fun are lost. Posy the leaf collector treads under a tree where the fallen leaves caught in her fur give her quite a different appearance, and the kitty fills a two-page spread where she is clearly a playful wrangler / knitting tangler, enmeshed in pink yarn. A fine choice for children who are just tuning in to the playfulness of words, this is also an intriguing choice for new readers, who will stretch their skills to spend more time with Posy.--Cooper, Ilene Copyright 2009 Booklist
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School Library Journal PreS-K-Posy is a ".whiskers wiper,/crayon swiper./Playful wrangler,/knitting tangler." Rendered in watercolor pencil crayons, acrylic, and India inks, she sometimes dominates the broad cream-colored spreads or divides a page into several vignettes with her actions. Color is used sparingly, allowing readers to focus on the striped and spotted feline. While grown-ups, particularly cat lovers, will be charmed by the stylized art, children will notice in the kitten's daily activities much of what interests them, too-chasing spiders, puzzling over mirrors, inspecting socks hanging from a clothesline, and cuddling with Mom at the end of the day. This book is well suited for sharing one-on-one, allowing youngsters to study the pictures up close and giving adults the chance to emphasize the playfulness of the text.-Kara Schaff Dean, Walpole Public Library, MA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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