Friday, 17 October 2014

Katy No-Pocket by Emmy Payne, illustrated by H.A. Rey

We love Curious George, so Katy No-Pocket was always going to make an appearance in our house. Margret Rey wasn't involved, but H.A. Rey's illustrations and Emmy Payne's story is very sweet. Its about Katy, a kangaroo with no pocket for her son to ride in. Look at her crying and watching the other mothers prance by...

She decides to ask her animal friends without pockets, how they carry their young.
Some just let them walk themselves.

Some shove them out of the nest and let them learn to fly alone!

But none of these methods will work for Katy. So she asks a wise and grumpy owl what to do. He sends her to the city. Which is fantastic because it gives us another of H.A. Rey's cityscapes. Feast your eyes.

If you look closely, on the right(your right) is a man with an apron with lots of pockets. Who also happens to be very kind. He gives it to her! And she gets all the pockets she needs.
Look at all the tools! My four year old son loves this page.

A read again and again story. For ages three to seven.

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