First published in 1928, Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag is still a fun read with catchy repetition and beautiful artwork. Sweeping pen-and-ink drawings will delight any reader. Little cat heads and bodies seem to make up entire hillsides. The drawings of the old man with armfuls of cats (including one on his head) are imaginative. The old man and the cats always seem to be walking to the next page, compelling the reader onward to a sweetly satisfying ending.
Children as young as four will enjoy having this story read aloud to them. The old man tries so hard to find the “prettiest” cat only to see more and more just as pretty or more so. Being satisfied with what you are given is a great lesson for any child to learn. This book does so with style and without being preachy.
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