Clover Kitty goes to kittygarten / by Laura Purdie Salas; illustrated by Hiroe Nakata.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: Clover Kitty does NOT want to go to kittygarten! Although she might like a friend to play with, kittygarten feels overwhelming for a sensory-sensitive kitty like Clover. And when she arrives, it is exactly as she fears: her classroom is too loud, the lights are too bright, and everyone comes too close. So Clover throws a fit...and decides to quit kittygarten. But when a classmate comes to check on her, she begins to reconsider. Maybe it's time for Clover to give kittygarten another chance? -- publisher annotation.
    • ISBN:
      9781542042468
      1542042461
    • Accession Number:
      on1117644113
      1117644113
    • Accession Number:
      fay.712353
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      SALAS, L. P.; NAKATA, H. Clover Kitty goes to kittygarten. First edition. [s. l.]: Two Lions, 2020. ISBN 9781542042468. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.712353. Acesso em: 22 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Salas LP, Nakata H. Clover Kitty Goes to Kittygarten. First edition. Two Lions; 2020. Accessed October 22, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.712353
    • APA:
      Salas, L. P., & Nakata, H. (2020). Clover Kitty goes to kittygarten (First edition.). Two Lions.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Salas, Laura Purdie, and Hiroe Nakata. 2020. Clover Kitty Goes to Kittygarten. First edition. Two Lions. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.712353.
    • Harvard:
      Salas, L. P. and Nakata, H. (2020) Clover Kitty goes to kittygarten. First edition. Two Lions. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.712353 (Accessed: 22 October 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Salas, LP & Nakata, H 2020, Clover Kitty goes to kittygarten, First edition., Two Lions, viewed 22 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Salas, Laura Purdie, and Hiroe Nakata. Clover Kitty Goes to Kittygarten. First edition., Two Lions, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.712353.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Salas, Laura Purdie, and Hiroe Nakata. Clover Kitty Goes to Kittygarten. First edition. Two Lions, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.712353.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Salas LP, Nakata H. Clover Kitty goes to kittygarten [Internet]. First edition. Two Lions; 2020 [cited 2020 Oct 22]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.712353

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 July #1

It is time for Clover Kitty to start kittygarten, but she just wants to stay at home, where she feels comfortable and safe. On her first day, the bell the teacher rings to start the day is too loud, the lights in the room are too bright, and the storytime rug is much too crowded. It's a catastrophe! Clover hides at home for the rest of the week, but one of her classmates, Oliver, begins to visit to check on her. Soon she feels ready to try kittygarten again and packs her backpack with everything she will need to be happy at school. Then readers observe Clover making friends and enjoying school. Sweet and soft watercolor illustrations show clothed kittens going through a typical (human) school day, with plenty of details and scenarios for young children to relate to. Clover's experiences and school "armor" helpfully explain the ups and downs of the first day of school or of going to school for the first time. A reassuring read to ward off the jitters. Preschool-Kindergarten. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2020 June #3

On opening day, a calm-loving kitten finds a lot to dislike about kittygarten: blocks clatter when they tumble, the teacher's hand bell sounds like a gong, and another kitty's tail invades her "purrrrrrsonal space!" Though Oliver, a kind classmate, reaches out to her reassuringly, Clover storms out the door at day's end, announcing, "I quit!" In a departure from most adjusting-to-school tales, she stands her ground for quite some time. Her mother lets her stay home for three days, resting and playing quietly, and covers for her when Oliver tries to visit. Clover finally has the anticipated change of heart, wondering what it would be like to have a friend to play with, but she also preps smartly (earmuffs, sunglasses) for the classroom's sensory barrage, and capably sets boundaries where she needs them. Salas shapes a read-aloud that will spark conversation with first-timers who are sensitive to stimulus, while Nakata humorously conveys the resolute feline's emotions in expressive watercolor images. Ages 4–6. (Aug.)

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