Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Three Little Kittens


You're familiar with the Mother Goose rhyme ~ one of our family's favorite ~ of the "Three Little Kittens," right?   The rhyme begins with this first stanza:

Three little kittens lost their mittens,
And they began to cry,
"Oh, mother dear, we sadly fear,
Our mittens we have lost."
"What!   Lost your mittens, you naughty kittens!
Then you shall have no pie."
"Meow, meow, meow meow."

There are an additional three stanzas that follow, which we enjoy singing as well as reading.  Now, my kids were wild about this classic nursery rhyme before, but when Nana gave Galdone's interpretation (c. 1986) to our youngest this past Christmas, well, that just sealed the deal.  Galdone's whimsical illustrations depict detailed scenes sure to capture any child's fancy.  Toddlers and preschoolers especially enjoy a tale of "naughty" kittens desiring a slice of pie as well as Galdone's colorful illustrations.

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