Item No: 54164
Ages: 8 and up
The Last little Cat is a loving, compassionate book, perfect for the early reader. It was written by Meindert DeJong, the 1954 Newbery award winner for The Wheel on the School.
The last little cat was born in a kennel, surrounded by dogs and dog cages and dog noises. The little cat was always half-cold and half-hungry – until the day it fell into the cage of the old, blind dog. Then, for a while, the little cat was warm, and well fed. But how could such a small cat know that barn doors are closed at night and that there are people in the world who do not want to help a helpless kitten.
The story of how the last little cat found a home, and not only a home, but the perfect home, again confirms Meindert DeJong’s place among the finest writers of this or any day.
Back in print after four decades, The Last Little Cat has a simple vocabulary and repetitive text. An ideal book for 2nd – 4th grades, and younger children will delight in having the story read to them over and over again.