So, Where to Sleep (Sleeping Bear Press, 2009) by Kandy Radzinski made me smile. It’s a sweet, gentle, beautifully illustrated story about a kitten looking for the perfect place to take a nap.
I’ve seen my cat sleep in some pretty unusual spots (on top of a computer … on a window ledge with his head hanging off … inside a box) so this kitten’s attempts to sleep in a shoe or in the vegetable patch seem perfectly logical.
Today’s reviewer, Gabby, doesn’t have a cat. But her dog, Pickles, sometimes falls asleep in odd spots. Once, she woke up and he was in bed with her … snoring.
Here’s what Gabby had to say about Where to Sleep.
I like to: Jump rope, sing, dance and have fun. Oh, and I love to be wild.
This book was about: A kitten who wanted to sleep somewhere. First, it went by the cow. Then it went to the vegetable patch and by the chickens and a lot of other places before finding the perfect spot.
The best part was when: The kitten imagined chasing the bunnies.
I laughed when: The kitten said all the chickens would do is talk, talk, talk. I talk a lot, too.
I was worried when: The porch swing was full. The kitten’s little face looked so sad.
I was surprised when: The kitten tried to fit into the shoe.
Three words that describe this book are: “Sleep.” “Cat.” “Friend.”
My favorite line from this book is: “All curled up at my best friend’s feet.”
Other kids reading this book should watch for: The rabbits’ ears in the vegetable patch.
You should read this book because: It gives you lots of ideas for places to sleep if you’re a kitten. If you’re not, you really should sleep in your bed.
Kandy Radzinski has written several other books — many of which also include cats. You can learn more about her by visiting her website.