The Cat Who Wouldn't Come Inside
Author: Cynthia Von Buhler
Illustrator: Cynthia Von Buhler
Pets, Character and Values, Seasons
In this cumulative story, a patient girl tries to lure a stray cat inside her cozy home, by leaving enticements outside her front door. Each day she ups the ante, until eventually she's converted her porch into a perfectly comfortable home for her and the cat. (The author's note reveals that Olympus the cat didn't come inside her own home for four years.) The story is illustrated with original dioramas that the author's family contributed to in significant ways. Bonus: Listen to the author read an excerpt.
--Reviewed by Carolyn Rogalsky for Parent & Child magazine