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Brill, Calista

Cat Wishes

(3) K-3 Illustrated by Kenard Pak. A hungry stray cat spares the life of a snake in exchange for the promise of three wishes. Cat is skeptical but nevertheless wishes for food, shelter, and a friend. These wishes come true--and then some--but Cat doesn't immediately recognize his good fortune. Spare, occasionally onomatopoeic text and softly rendered but slyly funny watercolor and digital illustrations (which suggest Cat's new friend wished for him) make for a satisfying original fable.

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