ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY # 6 Code: H Lexile Level: AD790L Award(s): Caldecott Medal Honor Book (1991) Age(s): 4-8 Perrault, C. Arthur, M. Puss in Boots . Marcellino, F. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1990. Print. 28pp. Brief overview of book content: A father who is on in his years is laying in his bed and gives each of his 3 sons a piece of inheritance. To the eldest he gave the farm, to his middle son he gave his donkey and finally to his youngest son, the cat. The son ponders that night why he was only given a cat, and then to his surprise, he finds out the cat, Puss, can talk! The cat asks the young boy for an outfit, and the boy makes him a hat, a vest and some boots. The next day the cat sets out and begins a series of tasks to make his new master appealing to the princess of a nearby kingdom. The cat is clever in what he does and by the end of the book the young boy had more than he could ever dream of thank to the cat he was left by his late father. Opinion of the book (Approximately 1 to 2 sentences) This book is a nice reminder that even if we are given something we don’t want by someone, in time we can find its value and know the person who gave it to you meant it with the best intentions. Although this is a tall tale, the clever wit of Puss in boots is quite entertaining.
Notes on illustration (Approximately 1 to 2 sentences) Most of the colors throughout the book were pretty dull, except for Puss in boots and anything to do with the kingdom and the princess. It
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