for Uncle Andy's Cats
by James Warhola
James Warhola offers up another delightful story based on childhood visits to his uncle, Andy Warhol. The humor is in the details as Warhola recounts the ever-growing population of cats—all but one named Sam—at Uncle Andy’s house. His wryly understated narrative (“Uncle Andy said that the Sams liked us best when we were sleeping, and I think Uncle Andy did too”) and charmingly funny illustrations (e.g., towering stacks of Campbell’s soup boxes with cats peeking out of many) capture the chaos as the Sams multiply. Finally, Uncle Andy comes up with a plan to make the Sams famous. The result: Everyone wants a Sam. The cats are snatched up by admirers and order is finally restored at Uncle Andy’s. (Ages 5–8)
CCBC Choices 2010. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2010. Used with permission.
It all started with a little blue cat named Hester. Then along came Sam, and it was love at first sight - and lots of little Sams! While the cats are perfectly happy stampeding through Uncle Andy's art studio and frolicking among his soup boxes, the humans know things have to change. So Uncle Andy devises a brilliant plan to make his cats famous - and easier to find homes for.
James Warhola's childhood memories of trips to New York City to visit his uncle, Andy Warhol, inspired this warm, funny story of the famous artist's house full of cats. Kids will pore over the illustrations trying to spot all the Sams, as well as some very clever mice.
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