Nola Buck (the pen name of Laura Godwin) is the author of many well-loved children's books, including Christmas in the Manger. With Ann M. Martin she also coauthored The Doll People, The Runaway Dolls, and The Meanest Doll in the World. She now lives in New York City but grew up in Alberta, Canada, and has fond Christmas Eve memories of watching Eeyore, the family donkey, play a part in the live Christmas pageant in her hometown. Nadine Bernard Westcott has illustrated numerous books for children, including How to Grow a Picket Fence by Mary Louise Cuneo and two popular children's songs: There's a Hole in the Bucket and Over the River and Through the Wood. She has also illustrated another book in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series: I Can Tell by Touching by Carolyn Otto. Ms Westcott lives on Nantucket Island in Massachusetts.
PreS-Gr 1‘With large print and a vocabulary of about 25 words, this beginner book will be popular with children just learning to read. A girl finds three cats and plays with them. When they start to leave, she begs them to stay. There's a rollicking rhythm and lots of happy faces. Buck's rhyming sentences are enjoyable‘"I can see cats. One, two, three cats," but occasionally stilted‘"I will come, cats, to find one cat." Fortunately, Westcott's cartoon illustrations clarify the meaning, giving strong clues to support the text.‘Sharon R. Pearce, San Antonio Public Library, TX