Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library!

Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library!

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The story of Dewey the celebrated library cat is now available for the youngest of readers in this new, fully-illustrated picture book adventure.

When Librarian Vicki Myron finds a young kitten abandoned in the Spencer Library return box, she nurses him back to health, deciding then and there that he will be their library cat, and naming him, appropriately, Dewey Readmore Books. Dewey loves his new home, but once he discovers the littlest library visitors-who like to chase him, pull his tail, and squeeze him extra tight-Dewey begins to wonder if he's truly cut out for the demands of his new job. In the end, he is triumphant as he realizes that helping people big and small is what he is meant to do, and that by sharing his special brand of Dewey love, he can be the best library cat of all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316184069
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 11/01/2010
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 235,081
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 3 - 5 Years

About the Author

Vicki Myron was born on a farm fifteen miles from Spencer, Iowa. At the age of thirty-four, after a failed marriage, single motherhood, and a stint on welfare, she graduated summa cum laude from Mankato State University and has a masters degree from Emporia State University. She worked at the Spencer Public Library for twenty-five years, the last twenty as director. She lives in Spencer, Iowa.

Bret Witter is a book editor and professional writer. Raised in north Alabama, he currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife, two children and his fourteen-year-old cat Kiki.

Steve James has always enjoyed making pictures. Steve received his BFA in illustration from Brigham Young University where he studied traditional painting techniques. He now lives in Lehi, Utah with his wife and crazy cat.

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Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library! 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
3kidspastsane More than 1 year ago
My 6 year old bought this to gift to his kindergarten class on his 6th birthday. A major cat lover, and avid reader, this book combined both loves! He was able to read it to his class (he's an advanced reader, reading on a 2nd grade level, this book could not be independently read by an emerging reader) and they were completely engaged with this true story of a cat who lived in, and became a part of the library in Spencer, Iowa. The teacher used her smart board to look up real pictures of Dewey, the library, and the real librarian who found him. This book is engaging, educational (shocking, but some of the kids had never been to a library outside of school), and is a good read.
StephanieCFoxJD More than 1 year ago
I love this cat. I read Vicki Myron's full-length tribute to her cat, so I know that he really met the library patrons at the door, and so it was nice to see this story. I enjoyed it because it focused the reader's attention entirely on this cute thing that the cat did. That was great because the biography of Dewey went through the entire life...and death...of the cat. After that, I was ready to go back and focus on this wondeful aspect of a wonderful cat, and just enjoy that. She did a really good job with it - and with her pet cat.
Tiara Jackson More than 1 year ago
it is a great book the kids are always begging me to let them read.
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
Quick! Look! There's a cat in the library and he wants to play with you! Whether your child loves going to the library, or you have a reluctant reader, Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library! is a great way to encourage trips to the local library. Dewey is the sweet story of a kitten who was "deposited" into the library's book return box on a frigid winter night. Found half frozen the next morning by Vicki Myron, one of the library's employee, Dewey the kitten was cared for, and soon adopted by the library. This book takes a lighthearted look at a library cat and the joy that he brought to so many of the library's patrons. The first book written about Dewey, Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, was an adult memoir. But it suffered from too little information about Dewey to fill an almost 300 page book. In an attempt to pad the book, the author included far too much extraneous information on her life as well as the history of the town. Dewey's antics were lost amongst all the irrelevant information. Fortunately, that's not the case with the children's' version of the story. There is just enough here - and it's all about the cat - to make a perfect tale. The narrative jumps around, showing the various activities that Dewey is involved with, as well as his silly antics. The soft, lifelike drawings showing the sweet cat and young children interacting are inviting as is the idea of a cat at the local library. Quill says: A charming "tail" about a cat living at the library.
KaraCBaker More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book for kids - and a great companion to the adult Dewey book! Great to get kids interested in the Library - especially if they like cats.
beckylynne More than 1 year ago
Steve James' artwork and Vicki Myron's story make this a precious read and read again picture book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Vicky myron is my favorite author ever. I have read all if the dewey books and i got to say they are the best books ever. Such touching stories
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book
Patricia Hall More than 1 year ago
i just hate it when they mistreat their pets
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter and I loved the story and illustrations. This is a wonderful story!
ShutterBugSara.T on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story is based on the adult non-fiction book. Dewey the library cat. In this Childs adaptation, we once again follow Dewey through his misadventures and the want to be able to help people who come into his library. When I first read the adult version of this book I cried! It was a beautiful true story and that same fact remains for the children¿s version. While it seams like just a cute story about a cat turns out to be a true story! The illustrations in this book are perfect. They look exactly like real photos of Dewey. While much of the storey was cut down to cater to children, they did not forget to keep in the most important personality quirks of Dewey; much like his love of rubber bands, the particular way he likes to be pet, and his love of people. If you have ever read the full adult version of Dewey, you will be sure to love this one too!
ronda73ca on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I cannot think of anything that is not right with this children¿s book. The illustrations are beyond perfection, from the rolling, jolly, world changing feline to the simple sad look on the little girls face. The story will be timeless for children if added to your local story time, or even better have your library actually have a cat. OK OK I know not necessarily practical. Simply said it is a wonderful book on all levels.
delatte on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Heart-warming, funny, and appropriately complex. (Nobody can write a children's book quite like a librarian!)
stacybuckeye More than 1 year ago
Great illustrations and story of finding your place in the world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Even though i have not read the kid version book i think it is awsome because the chapter book about Dewey i really goo it even made me cry. So you should get this book.
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Seaberg Family Account More than 1 year ago
My librarian would love it.
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D23 More than 1 year ago
good for kids
former-TIGER More than 1 year ago
I was so excited to pick up this version of the Dewey book in a children's I don't even want to read the adult version. I am an Iowa educator, working with children who struggle with reading comprehension, fluency, and accuracy. I was interested in this book for my classroom library because I love trade books along with the second fact that I am originally from Spencer, Iowa. I took a look at this with eagerness, and closed it with disappointment. It is more of a baby book. I see the faces and hear the words of children after they have just been read a fun, well-written, and all around good story. This one is boring and very dry. It needs a good kick of energy; that's for sure. She should attempt something kids can sink their brains into and love. There are tons of good books out there for kids who are and can get pumped up about Reading...this isn't one of those.