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May 1, 2015 / Leslie

Books for Young Readers

Glamourpuss by Sarah Weeks, Illustrations by David Small

GlamourpussPublisher: Scholastic Press | February 2015
Age: 3 – 5 years | 40 pages

A sassy, delicious picture-book gem from award-winning author Sarah Weeks and Caldecott Medal winner David Small.

Glamourpuss has it all. She has style. She has charm. And she knows how to strike a pose.

Glamourpuss is a very spoiled cat who lives with the Gazillionaires, Mr. and Mrs. Highhorsen. She is always the center of attention, has servants at her beck and call, and spends her days lounging and posing and being ‘glamorous’. Until one day when Mr. Highhorsen’s sister from Houston comes to visit and brings her dog, Bluebell, a prissy Chihuahua who dresses up and does tricks. Glamourpuss felt no one cared about her anymore.

The story is cute and entertaining. The rich vocabulary is accompanied by fun, pastel illustrations on every page. Glamourpuss is portrayed in the drawings as an old Hollywood beauty queen, which will go right over the heads of most youngsters but will probably entertain the adults. There is also a lesson to learn about making new friends and the old cat vs dog rivalry.

Rating: 3½ stars

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Source: Review copy provided by the publisher.
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  1. BermudaOnion / May 1 2015 12:48 pm

    This sounds adorable.

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  2. readerbuzz / May 3 2015 8:15 am

    Oh, I really need to send you a photo of Sarah Weeks and David Small from the library conference this year. Let’s see if I can: https://www.flickr.com/photos/debnance/17167758489/

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    • Leslie / May 3 2015 2:20 pm

      Oh, that photo is just priceless… and fun too!

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  3. stacybuckeye / May 9 2015 10:12 pm

    Gage loves cats but we haven’t read this one. I’ll put in on hold at the library 🙂

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