Doubleday Books for Young Readers Emergency Kittens!
Doubleday Books for Young Readers Emergency Kittens!

Emergency Kittens!

By Jody Jensen Shaffer

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Publication Date: January 7, 2020

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Ages 3 to 7, Grades P to 2

Got a problem? Having a tough day? Maybe you need…EMERGENCY KITTENS!!!!!

Who needs boring ol’ superheroes who leap giant buildings and run faster than locomotives when your day can be saved by the cuddly, super-cute, full-on feline charm of Mimi, Twee-Twee, and Adorbs, aka EMERGENCY KITTENS!!!

Meet the EMERGENCY KITTENS, a trio of furry, gentle superheroes who come to the rescue with their incredible cuteness when the going gets tough. When bullies steal Sheldon’s ball in the playground, a pack of your usual, everyday, human caped crusaders leaps to the rescue. But when their showy feats of strength and agility fail to impress, some real heroes step in to save the day: EMERGENCY KITTENS!!! With their unending cuteness and unforgivably adorable purrs, this mighty trio of fluffy goodness turns any sticky situation into one of pure cuddles.

Pages of silly, good-natured giggles await any kid who loves superheroes, cats, or really funny read-alouds. And parents and teachers will like the gentle way this story subtly teaches that kindness and cuddles can often solve a problem that strength and muscle cannot.

And reviewers love the EMERGENCY KITTENS!

“These kitties will win hearts with a glossy-eyed glance.”—Kirkus

“radiant preciousness…. Even hardened skeptics will fall to helpless babbling at each glimpse of the fuzzy felines gamboling through Mottram’s bright suburban scenes.”—Booklist

“A winning, child-pleasing combo: superheroes and fuzzy kittens. In this Batman-meets-Fluffy tale of rescue, the Emergency Kittens bound off the page and come out victorious.”—BookPage

About the Author

JODY JENSEN SHAFFER is an award-winning poet and the author of more than thirty books of fiction and nonfiction for children, including Emergency Kittens! and Prudence the Part-Time Cow, Missouri’s pick for the 2017 National Book Festival and a nominee for Missouri’s 2019-2020 Show Me Readers Award. Jody lives with her husband, kids, and rescue dog in Liberty, Missouri. Visit Jody at jodyjensenshaffer.com and follow her on Twitter at @jodywrites4kids.

DAVE MOTTRAM is a designer and illustrator working in Ohio. He has illustrated Wordy Birdy, Emergency Kittens!, Race Car Dreams, Mighty Tug, and Oy Vey! Life in a Shoe. To learn more about Dave’s work, visit him at davemottram.com and follow him on Instagram at @dmott70.

Author Residence: Liberty, Missouri

DAVE MOTTRAM is a designer and illustrator working in Ohio. He has illustrated Wordy Birdy, Race Car Dreams, Mighty Tug, and Oy Vey! Life in a Shoe. To learn more about Dave's work, visit him at davemottram.com and follow him on Instagram at @dmott70.

Illustrator Residence: Akron, Ohio

Format: Hardcover

Length: 32 pages

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: January 7, 2020

ISBN: 9781984830081

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