City Dog And Country Cat

City Dog And Country Cat

by Michelle Hall

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Overview

Have you ever had a special friend, and for some reason you became separated? Do you remember how lonely you felt without them? In City dog and Country cat that's exactly what happened to Sassy the dog and Frisky the cat. Sassy and Frisky were best friends who became separated. The most amazing thing is the great adventure that led to these two friends meeting again.

Come along on the journey as Frisky makes her way down lonely paths, across dangerous woods, hungry and afraid. But wait! Did she die and go to pet heaven? She really must have because when her journey comes to an end, whose running happily to greet her? Could it really be? No, she must be dreaming because it's Sassy her very best friend.

Discover this great reunion in City dog and Country cat And so we meet again!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781426950681
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Publication date: 12/09/2010
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 0.08(w) x 8.50(h) x 8.50(d)

First Chapter

CITY DOG AND COUNTRY CAT

"And So We Meet Again"
By Michelle Hall

Trafford Publishing

Copyright © 2011 Michelle Hall
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-4269-5068-1


Chapter One

Once upon a time there was an old farmer who lived out in the country. Farmer Sob as everyone knew him had two beautiful granddaughters. Nancy and Katie were twins and looked identical.

Nancy, however, had the more gentle spirit, while Katie could be quite strong-willed at times. Still everyone loved both girls, but no one loved them more than their grandfather.

One day Farmer Bob went into the city, and there he met a little boy on the street. The boy was carrying some cats in a basket. One white, one black, one grey, one orange, and one orange and white.

He said his mother could not keep anymore cats at their apartment and he was trying to find them a nice home. He said he didn't need money for them as long as they would all be loved.

The farmer thought of his granddaughters at home and how much they would love the cats. He reached down into the basket and began to pet the cats. Then fie saw the strangest thing. One of the cats was not a cat at all. Snuggled up beside the black cat was the cutest little dog he'd ever seen. He laughed out loud at this surprise and this scared the little boy for a moment.

Then the little boy looked into the basket also and he laughed with surprise. "Oh no Sassy, what are you doing in the basket?" he asked, lifting the orange Pomeranian out. He told the farmer that his family was not giving Sassy away. Sassy loved the black cat and had sneaked into the basket with her.

The farmer told the young boy, whose name was Nick that he would take all the cats back to his farm. He promised Nick that his granddaughters would take very good care of them and love them.

When Farmer Sob got back to the farm the girls were very excited to see the cats. They watched them with delight as they played with each other on the kitchen floor. The girls gave each cat a special name they thought described it. The white one was Snowball; the grey one was Silver; the orange and white one was Sparkle, and the black one was Frisky.

Frisky seemed to be always getting into something or getting lost. Once when Nancy and Katie were looking for her they found her putting her paw into Tweety the bird's cage trying to get him out. Then there was the time she was scratching on Farmer Bob's favorite chair. Frisky was just very very frisky, but the girls loved all the cats very much.

(Continues...)



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City Dog and Country Cat: And So We Meet Again 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
smmorris on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
City Dog and Country Cat: and So We Meet Again is a picture book written by Michelle Hall with illustrations by Dawn Phillips. It is the story of Frisky and her journey back to her best friend Sassy. Because of a lack of space, Nick¿s mother no longer wants a bunch of cats in their apartment. Nick puts the four cats, kittens really, and sets off to find a good home. Farmer Bob has gone into town. He sees Nick, wanders over, and laughs. Inside the basket, curled up to the black cat, is Sassy. Sassy is a dog, specifically a Pomeranian. Nick thinks Sassy (City Dog), snuck in to be with his best friend, the black cat (Country Cat). Farmer Bob tells Nick he will take all four cats, thinking his two granddaughters would love them. He promises to give the cats a good, loving home. Farmer Bob¿s two granddaughters, twins Nancy and Katie, adore the cats. They name Sassy¿s friend Frisky and take very good care of all four cats. One day Katie spills juice on a favorite sweater, so she places it in a basket of dirty clothes. Sometime later, no one can find Frisky. He is often more interested in whatever new adventure he is on, rather than answering the dinner bell. Katie finds Frisky playing in the same basket she had placed her favorite sweater. Poor Frisky, he thought he was playing, having fun pulling the threads of yarn in the sweater. Katie does not agree. She screams, tells everyone she hates Frisky, and from then on Katie is ¿very mean¿ to him. She deliberately feeds the other three cats Frisky¿s favorite food, and then makes him eat things he did not like. When it rains outside, Katie lets the other three cats into the warm, dry house while keeping Frisky out in the cold, biting rain. Frisky can only take so much. He makes plans to runaway but ends up lost in the woods. Several days go by without anything to eat and Frisky is so hungry he could even eat the terrible food Katie fed him. Lucky for Frisky he finds a dirt road that leads him to a large farmhouse. Nick and his friends are playing outside. He recognizes the black cat, as does Sassy, who busts out the door to greet her best friend. Nick¿s mother decides they can keep the cat, since they now live on a farm. Frisky is happy to finally have a nice home with his friend Sassy.The story is cute and well thought out. It reminds me of the movie Homeward Bound: the Incredible Journey. I would have liked more dialogue and less narration. For a picture book aimed at young children, the pages are too wordy. The characters have no voice to differentiate them. Dialogue would accomplish this. We are told Nancy has a ¿gentle spirit,¿ yet never get to see that side of her or any side really. Where did Nancy go after her introduction to us? Where was she when Katie was being so mean to Frisky? Where was Farmer Bob? The narrator tells us Katie is ¿strong-willed.¿ No, Katie is mean, simply a mean child. On the last page, after the story has ended, there is a short poem. I am not sure why, it does not add to the story. Maybe there was an unexpected extra page to fill. It sounds like the narrator is trying to get the last word. Kids that read this will find a new catch phrase: ¿And That¿s a Fact!¿The illustrations are in color and many are adorable. My favorite is Frisky in a soap bubble, eyes wide, and paws flared. For me, the coloring of that illustration is perfect. Sassy often has her teeth bared, which makes her look mean. Maybe it is suppose to be her smiling. Kids will like these two characters and I am guessing they will be back soon. I would like that, too. And that¿s a fact!Note: received from author by request
KidLitWriter More than 1 year ago
City Dog and Country Cat: and So We Meet Again is a picture book written by Michelle Hall with illustrations by Dawn Phillips. It is the story of Frisky and her journey back to her best friend Sassy. Because of a lack of space, Nick's mother no longer wants a bunch of cats in their apartment. Nick puts the four cats, kittens really, and sets off to find a good home. Farmer Bob has gone into town. He sees Nick, wanders over, and laughs. Inside the basket, curled up to the black cat, is Sassy. Sassy is a dog, specifically a Pomeranian. Nick thinks Sassy (City Dog), snuck in to be with his best friend, the black cat (Country Cat). Farmer Bob tells Nick he will take all four cats, thinking his two granddaughters would love them. He promises to give the cats a good, loving home. Farmer Bob's two granddaughters, twins Nancy and Katie, adore the cats. They name Sassy's friend Frisky and take very good care of all four cats. One day Katie spills juice on a favorite sweater, so she places it in a basket of dirty clothes. Sometime later, no one can find Frisky. He is often more interested in whatever new adventure he is on, rather than answering the dinner bell. Katie finds Frisky playing in the same basket she had placed her favorite sweater. Poor Frisky, he thought he was playing, having fun pulling the threads of yarn in the sweater. Katie does not agree. She screams, tells everyone she hates Frisky, and from then on Katie is "very mean" to him. She deliberately feeds the other three cats Frisky's favorite food, and then makes him eat things he did not like. When it rains outside, Katie lets the other three cats into the warm, dry house while keeping Frisky out in the cold, biting rain. Frisky can only take so much. He makes plans to runaway but ends up lost in the woods. Several days go by without anything to eat and Frisky is so hungry he could even eat the terrible food Katie fed him. Lucky for Frisky he finds a dirt road that leads him to a large farmhouse. Nick and his friends are playing outside. He recognizes the black cat, as does Sassy, who busts out the door to greet her best friend. Nick's mother decides they can keep the cat, since they now live on a farm. Frisky is happy to finally have a nice home with his friend Sassy. The story is cute and well thought out. It reminds me of the movie Homeward Bound: the Incredible Journey. I would have liked more dialogue and less narration. For a picture book aimed at young children, the pages are too wordy. The characters have no voice to differentiate them. Dialogue would accomplish this. We are told Nancy has a "gentle spirit," yet never get to see that side of her or any side really. Where did Nancy go after her introduction to us? Where was she when Katie was being so mean to Frisky? Where was Farmer Bob? The narrator tells us Katie is "strong-willed." No, Katie is mean, simply a mean child. On the last page, after the story has ended, there is a short poem. I am not sure why, it does not add to the story. Maybe there was an unexpected extra page to fill. It sounds like the narrator is trying to get the last word. Kids that read this will find a new catch phrase: "And That's a Fact!" The illustrations are in color and many are adorable. My favorite is Frisky in a soap bubble, eyes wide, and paws flared. For me, the coloring of that illustration is perfect. Sassy often has her teeth bared, which makes her look mean. Maybe
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The title and cover art of this book is very attractive and you'll be happy to find that the very exciting story does not let you down. This writer knows how to get kids excited about the characters, excited about what comes next, excited about the happy ending and definitely wanting more of Sassy the dog and Frisky the cat. I promise you that you and your kids will be excited about this one. My daughter also likes books about animal stories and this one was right up there with her other favorite books.