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 Flubby does not like snow (Flubby)
 Author: Morris, J. E.

 Publisher:  Penguin Workshop (2023)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: 32 p., col. ill., 24 cm

 BTSB No: 659387 ISBN: 9780593523391
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Cats -- Fiction
 Pets -- Fiction
 Snow -- Fiction

Price: $16.79

Kami tries to convince her finicky cat Flubby to come outside and enjoy the winter wonderland.

   Kirkus Reviews (09/15/23)
   School Library Journal (10/01/23)
   Booklist (09/15/23)

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School Library Journal - 10/01/2023 K-Gr 2—Kami, a young girl with brown skin, cannot wait to go outside in the snow and play with Flubby, her cat. Flubby is not so sure about the snow. Kami and Flubby head outside, and while Kami is ready for fun, the cat goes back inside. Kami then helps Flubby get ready for a snowy day by giving him boots, which keeps his feet warm. But then Flubby's back is cold. This continues for a few pages: the cat keeps getting cold until he is dressed appropriately for the big snow day. Then, Flubby does not want to go back inside—he wants to play! Kami and Flubby build snow kittens and enjoy the weather. They finish the day back inside with some hot cocoa by the fireplace. Simple structure of a sentence or so on each page is great for emerging readers. The illustrations are charming, with their cartoon outlines, facial expressions, and layout. A previous book in the "Flubby" series, Flubby Is Not a Good Pet!, was a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book. VERDICT A great addition for all libraries looking for modern emergent reader books.—Katie Llera - Copyright 2023 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 09/15/2023 Flubby, a cat, can see that Kami, the child who cares for him, is excited to see snow falling, but peering out the window, he wonders why. Kami coaxes him out into the yard, but when he discovers that snow is cold, he immediately dislikes it. Kami puts boots on his paws and tries again, but this time his back gets chilly. After repeated trips indoors for a coat, a hat, and a scarf, Flubby relaxes, romps around the yard, and warms up to the idea that playing in the snow is fun. This is the fifth book in the Flubby series, which began with Flubby Is Not a Good Pet! (2019), a 2020 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book. The cat has lost none of his reservations about unfamiliar situations, but many children will sympathize with his viewpoint. Written for beginning readers, with simple words and short sentences, this book will appeal to preschoolers as well. The characters’ emotions are evident from their expressions within the pleasing digital illustrations. A light, enjoyable choice for winter reading. - Copyright 2023 Booklist.

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