Friday, February 17, 2017

Millions of Cats

Millions of Cats. Wanda Gag. 1928. 32 pages. [Source: Library]

First sentence: Once upon a time there was a very old man and a very old woman. They lived in a nice clean house which had flowers all around it, except where the door was. But they couldn't be happy because they were so very lonely.

Premise/plot: A very old man seeking to please his wife (who thought one cat might be nice) 'accidentally' brings home millions of cats.

My thoughts: In some ways, I can relate to the old man's weakness. He has a weakness for pretty cats; I have a weakness for stuffed animals (cats in particular). But. More isn't always better. And sometimes one of something is all you really need. This one could also be advocating humility. It is the one humble cat who remains after all the quarreling.

My favorite part of this one is the refrain: Hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats.

Text: 5 out of 5
Illustrations: 4 out of 5
Total: 9 out of 10
© 2017 Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

1 comment:

Suko said...

This sounds like a charming book! Becky, we used to have so many, too many, stuffed animals. They started to take over the house. We had to give many away because we simply ran out of space for them.