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Woodruff, Liza

A Quieter Story

(2) K-3 "This is a story about a kitten" begins the story-within-the-story a girl is writing and illustrating. Her orange-and-black tabby responds, "A kitten?! Don't you mean a...TIGER!" As she revises her work to suit his wishes for a tale with "PIZZAZZ!”--adding "ROCKETS! ROBOTS! LIGHTNING! SHARKS!"--the kitten becomes increasingly (and humorously) more nervous-looking. The imaginative child's artwork benefits from Woodruff's own deft use of cheery colors in her mixed-media illustrations.

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