The Shy Little Kitten (Little Golden Books)

The Shy Little Kitten (Little Golden Books)

Cathleen Schurr

Language: English

Pages: 24

ISBN: 0307001458

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

One beautiful day, a shy little kitten embarks on a journey filled with adventure! In the course of her wanderings, she meets an interesting and often amusing collection of fellow creatures. The Shy Little Kitten, with illustrations by the renowned Gustaf Tenggren.

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Random House, Inc. The Shy Little Kitten is a trademark of Random House, Inc. Educators and librarians, for a variety of teaching tools, visit us at Library of Congress Control Number: 91-77807 eISBN: 978-0-375-98265-1 v3.0 Contents Cover Title Page Copyright First Page Way up in the hayloft of an old red barn lived a mother cat and her new baby kittens. There were five bold and frisky little roly-poly black and

white kittens, and one little striped kitten who was very, very shy. One day, the five bold little roly-poly black and white kittens and the one little roly-poly striped kitten who was very, very shy all sat down and washed their faces and paws with busy little red tongues. They smoothed down their soft baby fur and stroked their whiskers and followed their mother down the ladder from the hayloft—jump, jump, jump! Then off they marched, straight out of the cool, dark barn, into the warm

laughed and laughed until their sides ached. When the kitten stopped laughing and looked around, the frog had vanished. On the pond, ripples spread out in great silver circles. “I really should be getting back to my mother and the others,” said the shy little kitten, “but I don’t know where to find them.” “I’ll show you,” said a strange voice. And out of the bushes bounded a shaggy black puppy. “Oh, thank you,” said the shy little kitten. “Good-bye, mole.” So off they went together, the shy

seeds for the chickens, water bugs for the ducks, and carrots and cabbages for the rabbits. There were flies for the frog, and there was a trough of mash for the pig. Yum, yum, yum! How good it all was! After they had finished eating, everyone was just beginning to feel comfortable and drowsy, when suddenly the frog jumped straight into the air, eyes almost popping out of his head. “Help! Run!” he cried. The frog made a leap for the brook. Everyone scrambled after him and tumbled into the

water. “What is it?” asked the shy little kitten. “A bee!” groaned the frog. “I bit a bee!” Then they saw that one side of his mouth was puffed up like a green balloon. Everybody laughed. They couldn’t help it. Even the frog laughed. They all looked so funny as they climbed out of the brook. The shy little kitten stood off to one side. She felt so good that she turned a backward somersault, right there in the long meadow grass. “This is the best day ever,” said the shy little kitten.

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