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Review of <i>Dewey: There’s a Cat in the Library!</i> by Vicki Myron

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Review of Dewey: There’s a Cat in the Library! by Vicki Myron

ISBN

9780316074056

Publication Date

2009

Publisher

Little, Brown

City

New York

Disciplines

Library and Information Science | Modern Literature

Keywords

Children's literature, reviews

Review

Dewey: There’s a Cat in the Library! follows a little orange cat as he goes from a stray to a happy cat who lives in a library. Named Dewey Readmore Books, he prowls the library “helping” the librarians, and providing a sense of enjoyment to all who enter the library. This children’s book is based from the adult non-fiction book Dewey: The Small Town Cat Who Changed the World, and that is obvious. While the story is pleasant enough, it seems watered down, and disconnected from any sympathetic or fleshed out characters– it seems much has been left out in an effort to produce a story fit for a picture book. The illustrations are warm coloured and fuzzy, like the reader is seeing the story through smudged lenses. It’s pleasant, but not particularly remarkable. Parents and educators looking for books about cute animals or libraries should keep looking. There are better options available. Not Recommended. Stacie Schmidt, Centennial Library Intern.

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