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Two of my Favorite Children's Books Reviewed

Updated on May 25, 2015

You may feel like this is a cat and mouse game but they are two of my most favorite books that I will not part with.

1) The Cat Who Stamped His Feet

2) Whose Mouse Are You?

These are the two books that will share with you on this page. As I stated these two books I have enjoyed since I was a little kid and don't wish to part with them. But more on that later.

I know that reading has been something that I have enjoyed doing since I was able to do so. I wish that the two books on this page will bring you enjoyment and the desire to read them over and over to you and the children in your lives.

All pictures on this site have been taken or scanned in.

A nice picture of the cover
A nice picture of the cover

The Cat Who Stamped His Feet

Story by: Betty Ren Wright

Pictures by: Tom O'Sullivan

Published by: Golden Press

I have been a cat person for many years. Just ask my mom. I still remember getting this book when I was little. Picking it out from the store back in the 70's. I remember having this book read to me by several people. Parents, grandparents, baby sitters or anyone that I could. I also know that there was a time when I couldn't find this book. I searched and searched. Several years later there it was at the lake house. I was tall enough to see it just sitting on the set of shelves that held the linens. Needless to say this book has not departed my company ever sense.

So what is this book about you ask...

This book can be read to younger kids as well as older. Yet some of the older may wish to ask first.

The story is about the cat of the house named Clancy Butler. One day there is a new kitten in his home. He was cross to say the least.

The new kitten looked around and drew attention away from Clancy. So Clancy did what most angry cats would do he stomped his feet and went into the attic. No matter what the family did Clancy would ignore them and avoid going back down stairs until the new cat went away. One day the new cat came running in and hid under an old bed. He's scared of the sound of wind outside the home. At this point Clancy learns that the new cat is unsure of several things including whether a mouse can hurt him. Clancy goes fourth, back out of the attic. It seams that the people are able to do things for both cats not just for one. He shows the new cat all the things a cat should know including how to stamp his feet.

Reading time

Take some time and read with or to your kids

Again the cover that was scanned in
Again the cover that was scanned in

Whose Mouse are You?

Story by: Robert Kraus

Pictures by: Jose Aruego

Published by: Aladden Books

Thinking back my sister and I remember this book. So when our dad got a new copy for our little sister we both lit up with smiles.

This book is about a little mouse whose family have been removed from his life. A cat a trap and one far away. He then proceeds to get them back and at the same time he is hoping for a little brother. He is able to get his mom back then his dad and finally his sister. They each in turn are grateful and so something to reward him. In the end the one thing he was wishing for he gets. A little brother, he's brand new.

This books designed for a younger audience say ages 2 - 6. Older kids may also enjoy it but they may be more into the reading it to others then hearing it read to them.

A reading of Whose Mouse Are You?

We visit our local library.

Do you?

After reading the reviews

Here are the two books available through Amazon

As I said up top it's a bit of a cat and mouse game

So which side are you on?

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Enjoy these two stories - Then please come back and sign the guest book.

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    • PaigSr profile image

      PaigSr 5 years ago from State of Confussion

      @aesta1: Glad to hear it. And I hope when you are able to sit down and read them that you will enjoy them as much as I have.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      You have introduced me to two books I have not read yet.

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      Anna2of5 5 years ago

      I didn't know that The Cat Who Stomped its Feet was such a special book for you. I knew we had it for a long time, thanks for the story. Maybe we can do a video that has the voices we as a family do for Whose Mouse Are You?, Its a great little story and the kids really liked the voices we would do. The video clip you have is good, but just not the same, you know? Jr and Emma remember I think. :D Nice Lens, thanks for sharing.

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      Faye Rutledge 5 years ago from Concord VA

      Great book reviews!

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      Congratulations for being featured in the Squidoo 2012 Best of Summer Reading Monsterboard. Blessings.

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      sheilamarie78 5 years ago

      These books are new to me, too. I will look them up. Thanks!

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      PaigSr 5 years ago from State of Confussion

      @SheilaMilne: I wish you good luck in your search. I tend to hit used book stores on a regular basis. Also some libraries have used book sections.

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      SheilaMilne 5 years ago from Kent, UK

      I don't know either of these books but I will look out for them because I'm always sending English books to my little French-speaking granddaughter. She'd love both of these.

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      PaigSr 5 years ago from State of Confussion

      @spids1: You are welcome. When it comes to kids reading is always importaint.

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      spids1 5 years ago

      A;ways looking for kids books, Thanks.

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      PaigSr 5 years ago from State of Confussion

      @Sher Ritchie: Trust me I am familiar. Very familiar with this.

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      Sher Ritchie 5 years ago

      "The Cat Who Stamped His Feet" - that sounds really sweet, and realistic! Introducing a new cat to a house that already has a cat, or cats...

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      PaigSr 5 years ago from State of Confussion

      @JoshK47: When it comes to books and reading, sharing is not a problem. If you get a chance to read these two books please enjoy then and then share them with others.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Always good to find great children's books - gotta get the little ones started young! Thanks for sharing!