Thursday, July 9, 2009

It's A Secret

Burningham, John. 2009. It's A Secret. Candlewick Press.

Ever wondered where your cat goes at night? Marie Elaine is a curious little girl who, along with her neighbor Norman, is determined to find out. Marie Elaine is suspicious of her cat. Why does he sleep all day? Is he up to something at night? How can she ever know just what he is up to? But one night she catches him by surprise. Catches him all dressed up and ready to go out. While Malcom, the cat in question, won't tell her where he is going, he does allow her the privilege of going with him...if she dresses up for a party...and if she goes small. Norman, the neighbor, happens to catch sight of the pair and comes along as well. Sneaking past the neighborhood dogs, the three head for a magnificent party where all will meet the Queen of Cats. It's a large party with cats from here, there, and everywhere. But with the approaching dawn, the party winds down. Now that Marie Elaine knows the truth, will she keep silent?

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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