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Dear Tabby

by Crimi, Carolyn.

Format: Print Book 2011
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale Easy Readers J E Cri
Location  Carnegie Free Library of Swissvale
Collection  Easy Readers
Call Number  J E Cri
Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Picture Book j PICT BK CRI
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Picture Book
Call Number  j PICT BK CRI

Got Troubles?

Trying to kick the catnip habit?

Itching to ditch those pesky fleas?

Sick of the same old "fetch, roll over, stay" routine?

Tabby D. Cat can help!

Tabby D. Cat, longtime alley resident, has been help-ing the furry and feathered creatures of Critterville for all nine of her lives. From hamsters to hounds, Tabby's advice column has just the right advice for any pet . . . but can Tabby find happiness for herself?

From Carolyn Crimi and David Roberts comes this hilarious and heartwarming tale of finicky felines, happiness-seeking hounds, and finding your own place to call home.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The author of Boris and Bella (2004) offers another humorous picture book brimming with wordplay. In typewritten letters, alley resident Tabby D. Cat dictates shrewd advice to the troubled creatures of Critterville a pampered cat, a sad basset, a chatty parrot, a lost bear, a lonely skunk, a frantic hamster, and an anxious groundhog. Using common sense, she counsels the parrot to listen, the skunk to be patient, and the groundhog to shine on his special day. Fizzy Hamster is advised to stop and smell the cedar chips, while Manfred Basset is directed to sniff out happiness around him. Although some animals require more guidance than others (spoiled feline Boots runs away after his fourth whiny missive opening up a purr-fect home for the appreciative Tabby), her wisdom eventually prevails. Roberts' playful artwork provides many details that extend and enhance Crimi's clever text. Share this with fans of Eileen Christelow's Letters from a Desperate Dog (2006) and Mark Teague's Dear Mrs. LaRue (2002).--Weisman, Kay Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Letters, handbills, and newspaper articles tell the story of advice columnist Tabby D. Cat and her career fixing up the lives of her fellow animals. Crimi's (Where's My Mummy?) plotting skills are solid and her language is suitably hip ("Take deep, cleansing breaths, my frazzled friend"), while perpetually affronted-looking characters lounge among stylish accessories. Along the way, Tabby (who signs herself "Purrfectly yours") successfully returns a bear to her circus, polishes the social skills of a too-talkative parrot, and finds a spouse for a skunk-and for a grand finale, she finds herself an owner and a home. When a cat named Boots objects to the pampering her owner, Emily, subjects her to ("She rolls me around town like I'm some kind of doll"), Tabby leaps at the opportunity, telling Boots it's fine to move on ("Go, my freedom-loving friend") and planting herself on Emily's stoop with a note ("Dear Emily, Please take care of this cat. She is clean and kind and will listen to all your troubles"). Diverting, lighthearted entertainment. Ages 4-8. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Advice columns -- Fiction.
Animals -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Advice columns -- Juvenile fiction.
Animals -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher New York :HarperCollinsPublishers,2011
Edition 1st ed.
Contributors Roberts, David, 1970-
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN 9780061142451 (trade bdg.)
006114245X (trade bdg.)
9780061142468 (lib. bdg.)
0061142468 (lib. bdg.)
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