Amy and Catkin are sitting on the garden wall one summer's day when Catkin decides it's time to hunt. He jumps out of Amy's arms and looks for and listens to all the animals.
Poor Catkin is not a very good hunter, and just when he pounces, the animal runs into hiding. Where did the animal go? Finally, Catkin hears a bird--Chereep. Chereeep--and climbs a tree.
Poor Catkin can't get down. Amy hears, Meeeow! Where is Catkin? She searches high and low and finally finds her cat. Amy climbs the tree and rescues Catkin, who takes a nap while she hugs him: Purrrrrrrrrr.
Both you and your little one will have fun looking for all the animals and bugs and birds hidden in Julie Paschkis's fabulous folk art drawings. The text of Where Is Catkin? is written by her sister, Janet Lord. Here is a spread from just before Catkin takes to the tree:
Click on the image to enlarge it. Can you find all the animals?
For more on Julie Paschkis, see the interview by Seven Impossible Things. For more on Janet Lord, see my review of Albert the Fix-It Man and my interview with her.
The Tea. I'm drinking Adagio's Gingerbread Tea. It's a nice-quality black tea with a very nice aroma, but I don't taste much ginger or spices. This is a seasonal tea that I probably won't be buying next year.
The Assessment. What little girl or boy wouldn't want to drink a tea called gingerbread? Make a medium-strong brew, add milk and honey, bring out some gingerbread men, and enjoy Where Is Catkin? with the child in your life. Sounds like a lovely afternoon to me.
What are you reading or listening to this week? What do you serve when settling in to read to a youngster?
Thursday Tea is hosted by Anastasia at Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog. Here's how it works: Tell us what tea you are drinking (and if you like it). And then tell us what book are you reading (and if you like it). Finally, tell us if they go together.
Published by Peachtree Publishers, 2010
Source: Review copy (see review policy).
FTC: I buy all teas myself, I am not a tea reviewer.