Bound To Stay Bound

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 I found a kitty!
 Author: Cummings, Troy


 Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE, INC.
 Pub Year: 2020

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [29] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 252330 ISBN: 9781984831866
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Dogs -- Fiction
 Cats -- Fiction
 Pet adoption -- Fiction
 Letters -- Fiction

Price: $20.71

Summary:
When Arfy finds a homeless kitten, he writes letters to prospective owners, hoping to find the perfect home for his new friend.


Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (12/15/19)
   Booklist (02/01/20)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/03/20)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 02/01/2020 In this epistolary tale, Arfy the dog tells his story through his diary and letters. One day, smelling something unusual, he discovers a kitten hiding in a drainpipe. Arfy can’t invite the kitten to live with him as his “person” has a cat allergy, so the pup writes to his neighbors in his quest to find Scamper a home. His first letter convinces the music teacher to take the kitten in, but the tabby’s love of singing causes too much disharmony during music lessons. Though Arfy’s letters convince several others—a mechanic, a talent agent, a collector of cat paraphernalia—to adopt Scamper, the small gray feline isn’t welcome anywhere for long. Then Scamper’s missive to Arfy, written in sidewalk chalk, gives the dog an idea for the perfect home. Large, brightly colored illustrations tell the bulk of the story, and the written correspondence appears in a variety of typefaces. Children will get a kick out of articulate Arfy’s thoughtfulness in securing a place for Scamper and be satisfied with the kitten’s forever home. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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