Illustrated by David Parkins
Flash Light Press, 2010
Endpapers: blue with cat scratches, perhaps? Hard to say!
In this rollicking, rhyming story, a cat-hating dad gets saddled with first one, then two...three...four...FIVE cats...that all come to the family in different ways.
Cute, cute, cute.
The illustrations - watercolor over pen and ink - are a riot, especially the dad, a plump guy who always wears short and horizontally striped short sleeved shirts. And the cats. Oh, yeah.
This one's a real winner. I want to read it aloud - to my class, to my grandkids, to my friends....
What a great picture book to read along with Hate That Cat (Creech).