Just in time for National Cat Day comes this wonderful blog post from KitLit here on WordPress. What a lovely story and amazing cat-human relationship the book describes. The illustrations are as adorable as this real-life event. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face and want to make you purr. Thanks for this, KitLit!

Kid Lit Reviews

Today is National Cat Day!In celebration of this day and the four-legged, furry creatures it honors, I would like to introduce you to a famous cat; one who changed a man’s life and possibly a few classical music fans as well. Here is Ketzel, a cat who actually composed music. Enjoy!

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Ketzel the Cat who Composed
Ketzel, the Cat who Composed

Written by Lesléa Newman
Illustrated by Amy June Bates
Candlewick Press      10/06/2015
978-0-7636-6555-5
32 pages      Ages 5—8

Junior Library Guild Selection
“Moshe Cotel lives on a noisy street in a noisy city. But Moshe didn’t mind. EAs a composer, everything he heard was music to his ears. One day, while out for a walk, he heard something he’d never heard on the street before. It was a tiny kitten!

“Come, little Ketzel,” Moshe said. “I will take you home, and we will make beautiful music together.”

“And they did.”

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