|Genre||Children's picture book|
|Published||2010 (Dial Books for Younger Readers)|
|Media type||Print (hardback)|
Three Little Kittens is a 2010 children's picture book of the classic nursery rhyme adapted by Jerry Pinkney.
"Three Little Kittens" is an English language nursery rhyme, probably with roots in the British folk tradition. The rhyme as published today however is a sophisticated piece usually attributed to American poet Eliza Lee Cabot Follen (1787–1860). With the passage of time, the poem has been absorbed into the Mother Goose collection. The rhyme tells of three kittens who first lose, then find and soil, their mittens. When all is finally set to rights, the kittens receive their mother's approval and some pie. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of 16150.
Jerry Pinkney is an American illustrator and writer of children's books. He won the 2010 Caldecott Medal for U.S. picture book illustration, recognizing The Lion & the Mouse, a wordless version of Aesop's fable. He also has five Caldecott Honors. He has five Coretta Scott King Awards, four New York Times Best Illustrated Awards, four Gold, and four Silver medals from the Society of Illustrators, and the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award. In 2000, he was given the Virginia Hamilton Literary award from Kent State University and in 2004 the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for outstanding contributions in the field of children’s literature. In 2016, he received the Coretta Scott King - Virginia Hamilton Award for lifetime achievement.
Booklist's review of Three Little Kittens stated "Throughout, the sense of play is fun and contagious, the threat of punishment gentle but firm, and the rhyme limited yet effective.",and Horn Book Guide wrote "Young readers will get wrapped up in the light, relatable-to-kids dramatics.". School Library Journal described it as a "sumptuous edition" concluding "This is another superb entry in the artist's catalog of classics for a new generation." The Library Media Connection magazine called it "a must-have for cat people and Pinkney fans, and those who need an updated version of this tale."
Booklist is a publication of the American Library Association that provides critical reviews of books and audiovisual materials for all ages. Booklist’s primary audience consists of libraries, educators, and booksellers. The magazine is available to subscribers in print and online. Booklist is published 22 times per year, and reviews over 7,500 titles annually. The Booklist brand also offers a blog, various newsletters, and monthly webinars. The Booklist offices are located in the American Library Association headquarters in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood.
The Horn Book Magazine, founded in Boston in 1924, is the oldest bimonthly magazine dedicated to reviewing children's literature. It began as a "suggestive purchase list" prepared by Bertha Mahony Miller and Elinor Whitney Field, proprietresses of the country's first bookstore for children, The Bookshop for Boys and Girls. Opened in 1916 in Boston as a project of the Women's Educational and Industrial Union, the Bookshop closed in 1936, but Horn Book continues in its mission to "blow the horn for fine books for boys and girls" as Mahony wrote in her first editorial.
The School Library Journal is an American monthly magazine with articles and reviews for school librarians, media specialists, and public librarians who work with young people. Articles cover a wide variety of topics, with a focus on technology and multimedia. Reviews are included for preschool to 4th grade, grades 5 and up, and teens. Both fiction and non-fiction titles are reviewed, as are graphic novels, multimedia, and digital resources. Also included are reviews of professional reading for librarians and reference books.
Three Little Kittens has also been reviewed by Kirkus Reviews ,and Publishers Weekly .
Kirkus Reviews is an American book review magazine founded in 1933 by Virginia Kirkus (1893–1980). The magazine is headquartered in New York City.
Publishers Weekly (PW) is an American weekly trade news magazine targeted at publishers, librarians, booksellers and literary agents. Published continuously since 1872, it has carried the tagline, "The International News Magazine of Book Publishing and Bookselling". With 51 issues a year, the emphasis today is on book reviews.
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star is a 2011 children's picture book of Jane Taylor's classic nursery rhyme adapted and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. It is about a chipmunk that travels to the moon.
Little Red Riding Hood is a 2007 children's picture book of the Brothers Grimm classic fairy tale adapted by Jerry Pinkney.
John Henry is a 1994 children's picture book by Julius Lester and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. It is about the American legendary figure John Henry.
Sam and the Tigers: A New Telling of Little Black Sambo is a 1996 Children's picture book by Julius Lester and illustrator Jerry Pinkney. It is a retelling of the classic story by Helen Bannerman and is about a young boy, Sam, who outwits a group of hungry tigers.
The Little Match Girl is a 1999 adaption of the classic Hans Christian Andersen story by Jerry Pinkney. It is about a girl who is a street vendor of artificial flowers and matches in a city during the early twentieth century and rather than returning home, as she hasn't made any sales, lights her matches to keep warm, sees wonderful visions, then dies and goes to heaven.
The Ugly Duckling is a 1999 adaption of the classic Hans Christian Andersen story by Jerry Pinkney. It is about a cygnet born amongst ducklings that is bullied, runs away, and eventually grows into a beautiful swan.
The Nightingale is a 2002 adaption of the classic Hans Christian Andersen story by Jerry Pinkney. It is about a king who forsakes a nightingale for a bejeweled mechanical bird, becomes gravely ill, and is then revived by the song of the nightingale.
Noah's Ark is a 2002 book by Jerry Pinkney. It is the biblical story of Noah's Ark, from construction of the vessel and gathering of the animals, to first harvest and the appearance of rainbows.
The Little Red Hen is a 2006 book by Jerry Pinkney of the classic folktale about a chicken and some animals that decline to assist her in the growing and harvesting of wheat which she than uses to bake bread, so that when they ask to have some she refuses and instead eats the bread with her chicks.
Sweethearts of Rhythm is a 2009 book by Marilyn Nelson and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. It is about various musical instruments in a pawnshop poetically reminiscing about the jazz band, International Sweethearts of Rhythm.
The Grasshopper & the Ants is a 2015 adaption by Jerry Pinkney of the classic Aesop fable where a grasshopper relaxes through Spring, Summer, and Autumn, while a colony of ants work at gathering food for the Winter, but although initially refusing the grasshopper's request for help, they relent and invite him in to share.
Home Place is a 1990 book by Crescent Dragonwagon and illustrator Jerry Pinkney about a family who comes across the remains of a homestead and a girl who imagines what that family was like.
A Starlit Somersault Downhill is a 1993 book by Nancy Willard and illustrator Jerry Pinkney about a rabbit that is invited by a bear to share a cave over winter but instead of hibernating decides to enjoy the outside.
The Hired Hand: An African-American Folktale is a 1997 book by Robert D. San Souci and illustrator Jerry Pinkney based on an African American folktale about an itinerant worker who is able to rejuvenate and resurrect people.
The Moon Over Star is a 2008 picture book by Dianna Hutts Aston and illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. It is about a girl, Mae, who, with her family, follows the 1969 Moon landing.
The Tortoise & The Hare is a 2013 picture book of Aesop's classic fable and is illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. It is about a tortoise and a hare that compete in a foot race with the tortoise surprisingly winning.
Puss in Boots is a 2012 picture book of the classic fairy tale by Jerry Pinkney. Based on Charles Perrault's version, it is about a cat that enables his owner to achieve fame and fortune.
The Christmas Boot is a 2016 picture book by Lisa Wheeler and illustrator Jerry Pinkney. It is about a woman, Hannah Greyweather, who finds a single black boot, that turns out to be owned by Santa.
In Plain Sight is a 2016 book by Richard Jackson and illustrator Jerry Pinkney. It is about a girl, Sophie, who, every day after school, helps her grandfather to find a small item that he has supposedly lost.
5 Little Ducks is a 2016 Children's picture book by Caldecott Honor recipient Denise Fleming based on the nursery rhyme of the same name. Over the course of a week, the ducks go off on a daily adventure with one less returning home each day. On Saturday, they respond to Papa Duck's call, so they can have a day a rest on Sunday, as decided by Mama Duck.