April's Kittens

April s Kittens PSince it was first published over fifty years ago April s Kittens remains a classic cat story and is now made available again in this handsome new editionany children understand April s dilemma when

  • Title: April's Kittens
  • Author: Clare Turlay Newberry
  • ISBN: 9780060244019
  • Page: 203
  • Format: Hardcover
  • PSince it was first published over fifty years ago, April s Kittens remains a classic cat story and is now made available again in this handsome new editionany children understand April s dilemma when her cat, Sheba, has three kittens April is thrilled until her father insists that theirs is strickly a one cat household April must give up three cats, but which ones TPSince it was first published over fifty years ago, April s Kittens remains a classic cat story and is now made available again in this handsome new editionany children understand April s dilemma when her cat, Sheba, has three kittens April is thrilled until her father insists that theirs is strickly a one cat household April must give up three cats, but which ones The aptly named Charcoal Tiger striped Butch Sweet faced Brenda 151 or even Sheba PHow April eventually comes up with the perfect solutions makes for a heartwarming story that has appealed to many young cat lovers and will continue to delight generations of children everywhere Clare s Newberry s enchanting illustrations reflect her fondness for cats iSchool Library Journal i deemed these beautiful drawings, so real one wants to pet them.

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    • This is less a traditional picture book and more of an illustrated story. It’s a well-written and charming story, and it has an ending that is delightful. The end really won me over.The illustrations of the cats are good. I didn’t completely fall in love with them, but I liked them a lot.There was a lot about this story I didn’t like. I believe in spayed and neutered animals, for instance, and given that the cat is a New York City apartment cat, I’m a bit flummoxed about how Sheba manage [...]


    • Some older picture books leave me cold with their lack of full-color illustrations, and/or with their weird color choices. Not this one. The kittens and cat are beautifully depicted, and the black-and-white feels like a deliberate choice, not a lack of options.April, the family cat has kittens, and the daughter of the family is wracking her brain trying to figure out whether to keep April or one of the kittens, since her father has declared that the live in a one-cat apartment.Spoiler: "Happily [...]


    • This is a sweet and timeless story of a little girl, April, and her family who live in a "one-cat apartment" in New York City. April's dad always warns their cat, Sheba, that they only have room for one cat in their small apartment. But Sheba doesn't pay attention and has three little kittens. Although this was published in 1940 and won a Caldecott Honor in 1941, it doesn't feel dated at all. Part of that is the style of the illustrations, which don't include any background details but focus sol [...]


    • Caldecott Honor, 1940Art Medium: Watercolor, charcoal, and inkFavorite illustration: page 13Favorite line: "'Heavens, no' cried Miss Elwell 'I already have too many cats. You should see my meat bill--it's simply appalling.'"


    • This is a sweet story about a family, living in a small apartment in New York City, and their cat, who has a litter of kittens. I had no idea that the book was written before my father was born, and although the narrative had an old fashioned, nostalgic feel, the tale holds up well even today. Our girls pointed out the fact that the family did not want their cat to have kittens, but did not take the step to have the cat spayed. I explained that it was not a common procedure 70 years ago. Otherwi [...]


    • April lives in a tiny apartment. Her cat, Sheba, has three kittens and the father won't allow her to keep them all. She can only choose one cat. She gives away two kittens, but has to choose between Sheba and her favorite kitten. But voila! Everything is saved when the family decides to go apartment hunting the next moring for a bigger place, thus allowing her to keep two cats. Unlikely ending.I kept thinking, "Why didn't they get Sheba spayed?" But this was written in 1940 and maybe people didn [...]


    • While the story is probably too wordy for the modern child being read to, the illustrations and the characters create a snapshot of life that's so easy to understand that you feel like you got a little chance to eavesdrop on a family for a little bit. I felt blessed to be included in this family circle and came away smiling at the solution (that reminded me somewhat of Chi's Sweet Home, Volume 1 but in a very good way. I kind of wish storytelling was still like this today.


    • I have to be honest - there was way too much text in this book and I stopped after two pages. The gist of it was that in spite of a warning from 6-year-old April's father that they live in "a strictly one-cat apartment" (in NYC), April's cat Sheba gets pregnant and has kittens, and they have to figure out what to do with them. Newberry's books are all about the pictures anyway.


    • 1941 Caldecott HonorI wanted to give this only 2 stars, but the illustrations were great. I really enjoyed them and thought they told their own story, separate from the text. A cute book for its time.


    • My 5 year old has been sleeping with this book. She gave it15/5 starswhich boosted my rating. Must find her her own copy:)


    • • 1941 Caldecott Honor Book •“Nobody has much room in New York because so many people are trying to live there at the same time.” I wasn’t really sure about this book but I liked the ending. The drawings aren’t my style but it’s so impressive how simple yet expressive they are. There’s a lot I don’t get about the story - Sheba is an apartment cat in NYC and while her family lives in a “one cat apartment” she somehow manages to get pregnant. How? I guess she roams the street [...]


    • This won the Caldecott Honor award in 1941. Back in that time period I'm sure that it was an endearing tale. A little girl has a cat who has kittens and she needs to choose just one of them to keep.However, there are extremely minimal illustrations and very heavy text. The story is nice, but in today's world I think a child would bore quickly of this book.



    • A while ago I was tagged by one of my friends on Facebook to post a list of 10 books that had stayed with me. They didn't have to be the best books I'd ever read. I wasn't supposed to think for days about which books to choose, just post a list of books that, for whatever reason, were ones that stuck in my mind somehow. The first book on my list was April's Kittens, a book I'd read many, many times as a little kid and one that informed my concept of loyalty. My husband was surprised by this choi [...]


    • Textbook deus ex machina ending.An inane, contrived story. The illustrations are kind of cute, kind of smudgy. It was written in 1940 and it's pretty dated.A little girl lives with her parents and a cat in an apartment in New York. The father says it's a "one-cat apartment." And then the cat has three kittens, and the little girl falls in love with one of the kittens, but doesn't tell anyone because she doesn't want to play favorites, and really she wants to keep them all. Two people come by and [...]


    • This was the Caldecott honor for 1941 and I definitely think it was better (both in illustrations AND story) than that years' medal winner: They Were Strong and GoodAs far as "Kittens" goes, I really enjoyed it. The story was simple and sweet, but still had a lot of depth and imagination that would hold the attention of younger readers. Not just then, but I think today, as well. The illustrations fit the tone of the book, sweet and subtle. I loved the way the kittens had more distinguishing feat [...]


    • April and her family live in what her father calls a "one-cat apartment." When April's beloved cat Sheba has 3 kittens she must choose which of the 4 will be the 1 cat the apartment allows for and find good homes for the other 3. In the end, April cannot choose between Sheba and one of her kittens the family has named Brenda so the family begins look for a "two-cat apartment." A very long story about cats. The artwork was better than the story which was quite long and dragged in spots. The cats [...]


    • Great story. I can't remember if I read it when I was younger. I didn't recognize the story. A great, classic Caldecott Honor book first published in1940. A book I would have loved when I was in the 4-6 year-old range. A great family story of a little girl and the love of her cat and one of the kittens her cat Sheeba has from a litter of 3. Black and white simple illustrations with red text captions of these illustrations. Great character description of April and her family. Book is great for pr [...]


    • I could tell while reading this book that the language and some words are a little old fashioned, and when I saw it was written in 1940 I was not too surprised. However, this is a unique story about a little girl's love for her cat and new kittens. It is rather lengthy, so I would recommend it for upper elementary students to read during independent reading time or a lesson on dialogue and characters. I found that it emphasizes strongly on feelings, adjectives, and dialogue between characters, s [...]


    • This is a lovely 1941 Caldecott Honor Book that stands the test of time. Living in a tiny apartment, April's father repeatedly tells her they are one cat household. When her cat Sheba has three kittens, April loves their tiny pink noses and the soft fur. Mesmerized, she spends an inordinate amount of time watching over the kittens. Her love of the kittens is balanced with the sadness she feels at her father's comments and his strict adherence to only one cat allowed.Initially, April must choose [...]


    • This won the 1941 Caldecott honor award. The story is simple, April's cat Sheba has kittens and since her and her parents live in a very small NYC apartment, they have to give the kittens away. But April is too attached to one kitten and its mother, so the family decides to move into a bigger apartment. I thought the story was too long and drawn-out, but I loved the charcoal illustrations of the cats, which the author was famous for and used her own cats as models. Recommended for ages 4-7, 2 st [...]


    • April's Kittens is a timeless book anyone who has ever sworn they would not fall in love with a soft little fur ball and in the end found themselves hopelessly in love with one can relate to. April's Kittens tells the story of 6 year old April, her parents, and their house cat Sheeba. Already living under cramped conditions in a New York City "one cat" apartment the family welcomes Sheebas kittens into the world and come to realize the family realizes it is time to make some changes in their liv [...]


    • Summary: A cat named Sheba unexpectedly has three kittens. The girl, April is thrilled until her father insists that theirs is strickly a one-cat household. April must give up three cats, but can't decide which ones. How April eventually comes up with the perfect solutions makes for a heartwarming story that has appealed to many young cat lovers and will continue to delight generations of children everywhere. Genre: Picture Book/Children's LiteratureAudience: K-5Theme/Life Lessons:Recommendation [...]


    • The style of illustration in April's Kittens is very similar to Marshmallow, but I liked these illustrations a bit more. This might be related to the fact that I also liked this story more. It had more of a human side to it, and though I never had a cat, that concept is something many kids do relate to. I did wonder about the strange pressure April's parents put on her to choose between her grown cat and a new kitten, but based on how the situation resolves, I think it turns out to be okay.


    • April and her family lived in an small apartment in New York City -- with her black cat named Sheba. When Sheba had three kittens, April wanted to keep all off them. However, her apartment was strickly a "one cat" apartment. Thus, they could not keep them all--heartbreaking! However, they do come up with a solution to keep Sheba and April's favorite kitten--move to a "two-cat apartment".The cat illustrations in this book are wonderful. Children who like cats will enjoy this book!


    • I enjoyed this book a little more than Barkis, the Caldecott Honor book by the same author. It has pretty pictures, although once you've seen one you've pretty much seen them all. Its a cute story but I believe for a story to become a true classic you have to want to read, or at least be willing to read the story over again. I was happy to read this once and then be done. Barkis was the same. The kids asked me to read it again and to be honest I left a good deal out.


    • While this book did seem a little boring in the beginning and middle I thought that it picked up nicely at the end. Overall I thought that the illustrations in this book were pretty life-like and the story line a little simple, but a child who likes cats would probably enjoy this book.*Taken from my book reviews blog: reviewsatmse/2008


    • Belongs to another era of picture books when children's literature was just that, literature. The charcoal drawings of kittens and cats are so soft, you want to pet them. Most kids won't sit through this in one sitting. I'd break it up for younger kids or suggest it for a higher-level reader who likes to get herself lost in a book.


    • 1941 Caldecott Honor Favorite illustration: The end papers with the kittens drinking out of the red bowlFavorite line: "Well, Margaret, what do you think? Shall we get a two-cat apartment this time?"Kid-appeal: Lots of text, so better for older readers/listeners, but we really liked this sweet story and cheered out-loud at the ending


    • I'm not a cat guy, but Newberry's use of ink, watercolor and charcoal makes the illustrations in this book feel like a Chinese painting or calligraphy! Her depiction of cats and kittens far excel her humans. The story is capable in its own right (and cat lovers will fully embrace the story), but it isn't as commanding as the visual presentation.


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