Three Little Kittens (Pinkney book)

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Three Little Kittens
First ediion
Author Jerry Pinkney
IllustratorJerry Pinkney
Country United States
GenreChildren's picture book
Published2010 (Dial Books for Younger Readers)
Media typePrint (hardback)
Pages34 (unpaginated)
ISBN 9780803735330
OCLC 502150585

Three Little Kittens is a 2010 children's picture book of the classic nursery rhyme adapted by Jerry Pinkney.

Three Little Kittens poem

"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 American childrens book illustrator and writer

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.", [1] and Horn Book Guide wrote "Young readers will get wrapped up in the light, relatable-to-kids dramatics.". [1] 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." [1] 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." [1]

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Three Little Kittens has also been reviewed by Kirkus Reviews , [2] and Publishers Weekly . [3]

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  1. 1 2 3 4 "Three Little Kittens: Reviews". Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  2. "Three Little Kittens". Kirkus Reviews. Kirkus Media LLC. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  3. "Three Little Kittens". Publishers Weekly. PWxyz LLC. 23 August 2010. Retrieved 20 December 2016.