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Millions of Cats (Book & Cassette Tape) Paperback – 1989


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  • Paperback
  • ASIN: B000WS7XR8
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 14.7 x 0.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 23 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Format: Paperback
"Once upon a time there was a very old man and a very old woman. They lived in a nice clean house which had flowers all around it, except where the door was. But they couldn't be happy because they were so very lonely..." So begins Wanda Gag's 1928 masterpiece, Millions Of Cats, and this little treasure is as fresh and appealing today, as it was almost 75 years ago. The old man, wanting to make his wife happy, sets out to find her a cat. He travels far and wide until he comes to a hill covered with cats. "Cats here, cats there,/Cats and kittens everywhere,/Hundreds of cats,/Thousands of cats,/Millions and billions and trillions of cats." But which one should the old man choose to take home with him? Just as he picks out one pretty kitty, he spies another he can't leave behind and then another, and on and on until soon he's bringing all "those hundreds and thousands and millions and billions and trillions" of cats home with him..... Ms Gag's engaging text begs to be read aloud, and youngsters will revel in "helping" you read the entertaining singsong refrain over and over again. Her charming black ink illustrations are filled with marvelous detail that captures the story beautifully. Perfect for kids 3-7, Millions Of Cats is a timeless classic to read and share now with family and friends, and with future generations in the years to come.
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How many of us remember way back in our early childhood, chanting out loud along with our parents, "Hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats..." "Millions of Cats" was one of my favorite books when I was very young, and it was one of the first books I bought for my own son when he was in preschool. It's a perennial favorite about a lonely old couple who decided to get a cat for companionship, and ended up collecting every cat extant for miles around. "Cats here, cats there, cats and kittens everywhere"... When the cats fight tooth and claw to decide who's the prettiest, the sole survivor is a scrawny little kitten who hid from the fray, thinking it couldn't possibly be selected anyway. But a little love can do wonders. The old couple decides that out of "millions and billions and trillions of cats", not one was as pretty as this one. An enchanting classic that will be around as long as there are children and grownups who love a good story.
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I first saw this book on PBS's Reading Rainbow. I purchased it immediately and have been delighted ever since. The detailed illustrations are absolutely terrific and on some pages you could actually spend hours counting the millions of cats. This book is a true classic as it has been around for generations. An old man sets out to bring back a cat for himself and his wife. Instead, millions and millions of cats return home with him. Their home is soon overrun with felines and some drastic action has to be taken. All of the cats leave except one small kitten. And they lived happily ever after. The Reading Rainbow books are wonderful. After reading this book, I hope you agree. Highly recommended.
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By A Customer on June 15 2004
Format: Paperback
"MILLIONS OF CATS" TELLS THE STORY OF AN OLD WAOMAN AND AN OLD MAN THAT ARE VERY LONELY. THE OLD WOMAN TELLS HER HUSBAND TO GO AND FIND A NICE CAT FOR THEM. SO THEM MAN SETS OFF. BEFORE LONG, HE FINDS A WHOLE HILL COVERED IN WONDERFUL CATS. HE CAN'T DECIDE WHICH IS THE BEST, SO HE TAKES ALL OF THEM HOME TO HIS WIFE. WHEN HE GETS HOME HIS WIFE AND HIM ARE FORCED TO DECIDE WHICH IS THE BEST. SO, TO DO SO, THEY ASK WHICH IS THE BEST AND RUN INSIDE AWAY FROM THE CAT FIGHT. WILL THE CATS DESTROY THEMSELVES?
THIS IS A TERRIFIC BOOK WITH LOVELY ILLUSTRAIONS. IT TEACHESA LESSON: nOT ALWAYS THE TALLEST, SMARTEST, OR PRETTIEST IS THE BEST. NO WONDER IT WAS A 1929 NEWBERY HONOR BOOK!! FOR AGES
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If there were such a thing as a list of desert island books for little ones, this would be on it. A touching, warm tale of an old woman who wants a kitty and her old man who loves all the cats he meets so much that he can't bear to choose, so he ends up choosing all of them. The repetition of the punch line, hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, etc. really thrills the little ones, and somehow the author manages to gloss over the potentially rather gruesome scene at the end where all the cats but one tear themselves to bits fighting over which one is the prettiest. My kids never seemed to react negatively to this scene or be troubled by it. Absolutely wonderful illustrations too.
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I'm ashamed to say that prior to a children's literature course I took, I was completely ignorant of the works of Wanda Gag and her elegant, "Millions of Cats" until the ripe old age of 25. As it stands, the book is amazingly timeless, accompanied by beautiful pen and ink drawings illustrating each and every scene. There are plenty of details per page for kids to point out on their own and the words will not tax the average child. The daughter of a Bohemian painter, Gag was a superb artist in her own right. Nowhere else will you find this as evident as in "Millions of Cats". It remains one of the best American classic picture books of all time.
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By Terrie on Sept. 5 2002
Format: Paperback
This charming book was written in 1928 and has delighted people ever since. Captain Kangaroo first read it to me sometime in the early 1950s and I credit it with my lifelong love of cats, ( I don't have millions but I do have ten!) Wanda Gag's truly unique illustrations capture the surprising situation that arises when a very old man and a very old woman realize they can't be happy because they are lonely. The very old woman wishes for a cat and her loving husband sets off to oblige her. Something of a CATastrophe ensues! The story delivers a sweet message and is sure to become a lifelong favorite for you as it has for me. Please don't miss it!
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