[nobe-l] NBP-Announce: Kids' Book Club Selection: Houndsley and Catina

Tony Grima agrima at nbp.org
Sat Dec 4 03:47:53 UTC 2010

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December 2010 Book Club Selection
Houndsley and Catina
By James Howe
Print/braille edition, $5.00
In contracted braille
Ages 4-8

This early chapter book is an intimate look at friendship, in the
tradition of Arnold Lobel's Frog and Toad. The subtle dance of
friendship - from holding your tongue to knowing what to say - is played
out in three sweetly humorous tales about an unlikely, likable pair.

Catina (a cat) and Houndsley (you guessed it, a dog) are best friends,
and they encourage each other as best friends do. But what should
Houndsley say about Catina's terrible, seventy-four-chapter memoir, Life
Through the Eyes of a Cat? And can Catina find the right words of
comfort for Houndsley after the big cooking contest fiasco, where he
forgets to add the beans to his famous three-bean chili? In the end,
Houndsley realizes that he is happy to experience the joy of cooking; he
can live without fame. When Houndsley suggests that she can be famous
for something else - like being a good friend - Catina purrs, "Being
your friend is better than being famous."

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