Item description for Scaredy Cats by Audrey Wood, Cody Beemer, Greg Mills, Joel D. Barkan, Chris Brown, Jon Tyson & Sylvia Yount...
Overview When Mother Cat sends her two youngest kittens to do an errand in town, their imaginations run wild with scary possibilities.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.25" Width: 9.75" Height: 10.5" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jun 15, 2005
Publisher Child's Play International Ltd
ISBN 1904550487 ISBN13 9781904550488
Availability 0 units.
More About Audrey Wood, Cody Beemer, Greg Mills, Joel D. Barkan, Chris Brown, Jon Tyson & Sylvia Yount
AUDREY WOOD is the much-loved author of more than thirty books for children, including the bestselling The Napping House, Piggies, Heckedy Peg, and most recently, Piggy Pie Po, which she collaborated on with her husband, Don Wood. She lives in Hawaii.
In The Authors Own Words...
My first memories are of Sarasota, Florida in the winter quarters of the Ringling Brothers' Circus. I was one year old and remember it vividly. My father, an art student, was making extra income by repainting circus murals.
The people in the circus were my friends. I was bounced on the knee of the tallest man in the world and rocked in the arms of the fat lady who could not stand up. My first baby-sitters were a family of little people who lived in a trailer next to ours. They tAudrey2old me stories about the animals they worked with: Chi Chi the Chimpanzee, an elephant named Elder, and Gargantua the Gorilla.
My mother says I was a fast learner, always ahead of my age. My father taught me to swim before I could walk. I walked at seven months and climbed over a seven foot chain link fence when I was one year old. Everyone in the circus thought I was going to be a trapeze artist.
When I was two, I traveled with my parents to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where they studied art. Spanish became my second language. Because my mother read to me every day, I fell in love with books and was reading by age three.
My parents had two more girls, which made me the oldest sister. All of us were trained in the arts: music, dance, painting, and drama. We had a miniature stage in our basement, complete with light-bulb floodlights and a dusty red velvet curtain. Admission for the plays we produced was a bargain--twenty-five cents.
When I was in the first grade, I wanted to grow up to be an artist like my father. Then, in the fourth grade, I decided I'd like to be a children's book author. As an adult who writes and illustrates children's books, I have realized both my childhood ambitions.
I got in trouble in school once for crossing out my favorite author's name and putting in mine--Audrey Brewer instead of Dr. Seuss! My great-grandfather, grandfather, and father were all professional artists. Since I am also a professional artist, there are four consecutive generations of artists in our family. However, I am the only female artist. Don
On our honeymoon, I read my new husband Don Wood the classic children's book entitled At the Back of the North Wind. Seven years later, we teamed up to create our first picture book together.
When our son Bruce Robert was two years old, I began to read picture books to him. He helped to remind me of my childhood ambitions. That's when I began to write children's books seriously.
For much more detailed information about Audrey Wood, go to your public library reference desk and ask the attendant for volume fifty of Something About the Author.
Audrey Wood currently resides in Santa Barbara, in the state of California. Audrey Wood was born in 1905.
Reviews - What do customers think about Scaredy Cats?
Memorable! Dec 1, 2007
I am 30 years old have fantastic memories of my mom reading this to me as a child. Fantastic illustrations! Repetition that's wonderful for children! I read a lot of books as a child but this makes it into my Top 10!
LOVE IT!!! Mar 12, 2007
I think this is one of Audrey Wood's best books. The little kitty cats are given a letter by Mama cat to take to town to the post office. As they set off on their first journey without Mama, they begin "to wonder and worry" about scarey, woeful, terrible things..." Truly adorable and fun to read. I must have read it 20x to my 3 year old in the first 24 hours of owning it. Then my daughter took the book and started "reading" it on her own when I couldn't sit with her. I just love this book, and so does my little girl. Really, cute and emotionally expressive illustrations. Don't hesitate to buy this one. Get the hardcover Child's Play Library edition if you can.