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Thumpy Feet
by Betsy Lewin
Betsy Lewin, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 8 1/4 x 10 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823429011 | 07-01-2013

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: PRESCHOOL | Age: 3 to 6

Themes: Animals/Fiction, Easy Readers
Recommendations: A, C, K*, PW

CCSS Codes:
K-1: RL. 1, 7

About the Book
Thumpy, thumpy, thumpy, thump!

Here comes Thumpy Feet! He eats, cleans, plays, hunts, and naps. And he'll win his way into your heart! The onomatopoeic text follows a fun-loving, food-loving, self-satisfied cat as he enjoys the simple pleasures of his daily routines.

Reminiscent of East Asian ink wash painting, the illustrations not only reproduce Thumpy Feet's exquisite movement but also his very essence. Masterful compositions—balanced, varied, and often surprising—capture the reader's attention and arouse his or her emotions: joy, anticipation, and love at first sight!


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Author Betsy Lewin reveals the inspiration behind THUMPY FEET in "Life With Cats!"


THE REVIEWS ARE IN!
★ "Anyone who has ever known and loved a cat will be instantly captivated by Lewin's fun-loving feline creation. . . . Chock-full of personality and charm, Thumpy Feet will be warmly welcomed by readers everywhere."-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"With great economy of images and words—but still enormously playful—Lewin depicts a friendly, goofy feline's almost zen-like existence . . . This one will leave children happy, happy."—Booklist