Who Loves Me? The Kitten Tells Her!

When was the last time you visited your library? I spent some time there browsing the shelves and pulling out titles and flipping through titles. I was soaking up the possibilities of all those great stories.



From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 3–In this simple, soothing bedtime story, a little girl asks the title question, and her striped orange cat offers a litany of those who love her until the child drifts off to sleep. Their quiet conversation covers everyone from her parents and brother to the family dog, who would love her even if she didn't give him treats. Shepherd's stylized illustrations are bathed in rich, warm shades of goldenrod and ochre, through which MacLachlan's cozy, comforting dialogue meanders like a song. A warm and lyrical selection.–Catherine Threadgill, Charleston County Public Library, SC
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From Booklist

PreS. In MacLachlan's latest picture book, a little girl preparing for bed asks her marmalade cat, "Who loves me?" In a drifting dialogue that suggests a nightly ritual, the pair identify the child's many admirers and free-associate cozy details appropriate to each: grandfathers demonstrate their love by teaching "about the fish in the pond"; friends don't stop loving one another just because "[they] argue sometimes." Shepherd's stylized watercolors, reminiscent of Giselle Potter's work, balance the text's saccharine notes with angular, folk-art-style depictions of girl, cat, and their spare, dreamlike surroundings. MacLachlan's examples of parental love--Mom plants a "lily garden," Dad builds a "playhouse with blue shutters and a stone path"--may not trigger the strong, universal emotions of the less-material tributes, and Shepherd's bright palette, bathed in soft yellows and sky blues, seems to contradict the bedtime premise. Still, the reassurance that children are cocooned in love even as they sleep is just what many young ones need during those anxiety-prone moments before slumber. Jennifer Mattson
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Product Details

  • Reading level: Ages 4-8
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1 edition (May 3, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060279761
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060279769
This is a very sweet bedtime story. As a little girl gets ready for bed she ask her kitten an important question. She asks it "Who Loves Me? " The kitten tells her of all the people and animals that love her and why. From the mouse to her cousins and friends animals and humans alike have their own special reason for loving the little girl!

Every boy and girl needs to hear that they are loved! My Siamese cat Jazz will tell you right after she wakes up from her cat nap... how much you are loved!!




Patricia MacLachlan is the best-selling author of many beloved books for young readers, including Sarah, Plain and Tall, winner of the Newberry Medal.


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