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The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s (the Hard Way)

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Review of ‘The Little Red Cat Who Ran Away and Learned His ABC’s (the Hard Way)’

In the world of children’s literature, alphabet books abound—is there really room for another? Patrick McDonnell’s latest picture book answers with an emphatic YES! Because his anthropomorphic animals are so expressive and playful, McDonnell, a Caldecott Honor-winning artist, makes this abecedarian book fast paced and high energy—even without using text.

Out for an innocent walk,…

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