Skip to Main Content (Press Enter) Toggle side nav
Houndsley and Catina and the Birthday Surprise by James Howe

Houndsley and Catina and the Birthday Surprise

Best Seller
Houndsley and Catina and the Birthday Surprise by James Howe
Paperback $4.99
Apr 09, 2013 | ISBN 9780763666392

Also available from:

See All Formats (1) +
  • Apr 09, 2013 | ISBN 9780763666392 | 5-9 years

    Also available from:

  • Sep 26, 2006 | ISBN 9780763624057 | 5-9 years

    Also available from:

*This title is not eligible for purchase to earn points nor for redemption with your code in the Reader Rewards program

Product Details

Praise

Published in beginning-reader format, this gentle story will appeal to children’s compassion as well as their sense of humor. Though the setting is a cold, sometimes-bleak autumn, Gay’s pencil, watercolor, and collage artwork glows with warmth, style, and quiet pizzazz. An appealing book for independent readers in the early grades, the story will also make a good fall read-aloud for preschool classes.
—Booklist

Using language appropriate for new readers, Howe crafts a knowing paean…to the care and feeding of friendship.
—Kirkus Reviews

Gay’s soft watercolor-and-pencil illustrations with collage details are fun and lighthearted, and scenes are filled with activity and assorted sweet-looking animals. The ratio between text and pictures will appeal to new readers.
—School Library Journal

Gay’s acrylic illustrations, enhanced by cutouts of decorative paper, emphasize the friends’ kind feelings and creative enthusiasm.
—Toronto Star

A warm, gently humorous, makes-you-smile-all-over depiction of best friendship…here’s hoping there are more adventures ahead for this cat and dog duo.
—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Looking for More Great Reads?
21 Books You’ve Been Meaning to Read
Get the latest updates from James Howe
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
And go from well-read to best read with book recs, deals and more in your inbox every week.
By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Dismiss
Thanks!
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top