Papa Piccolo

by Carol Talley

Hardcover, 1992

Status

Available

Collection

Publication

MarshMedia (1992), Edition: First, 30 pages

Description

By adopting two homeless kittens, a tomcat in Venice embarks on the biggest adventure of his life.

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LibraryThing member AbigailAdams26
Piccolo was a carefree cat-about-town - a well-known tom on the canals of Venice, with a strong sense of adventure, a few close friends, and a pleasant routine of his own. Then one day, after encountering two abandoned kittens, and, in a moment of tenderness, singing them a sweet song from his
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long-ago youth, Piccolo finds himself embarking on the greatest adventure of his life. For these two feline waifs, playful and very persistent, have decided that Piccolo will be their new papa, and nothing seems to dissuade them. Will Piccolo succeed in ridding himself of these two ragtags, or will he accept his new role as a father...?

Papa Piccolo is simply an adorable book, and I thank my friend Kathryn for alerting me to it! If you have any fondness for cats at all (and I have more than a little, myself), you will be immediately won over by Marco and Polo, and by Papa Piccolo! I enjoyed the heartwarming story, loved the Venetian setting, and appreciated that the didactic purpose - to reinforce the idea that men too can be nurturing parental figures - never overwhelmed the narrative. The artwork by Itoko Maeno - whose illustrations appear in the beautiful picture-book Minou, also about cats - is delightful, capturing the expressions of each feline perfectly!
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Language

Original language

English

Physical description

12.5 inches

ISBN

1559420286 / 9781559420280

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