A winning tale, in verse, about a family that keeps finding cats that need a home, and a tough-talking dad whose heart wins out every time. As the number of cats in the family keeps rising, the repetition and expansion of Dad’s rant gets funnier and funnier, and begs for chanting in unison, louder and louder, by reader and listeners. The illustrations add to the humor while making it clear that everyone, including Dad, has a lot of love to give and room for one more soul.
I Always, ALWAYS Get My Way has been reviewed in the January/February 2010 issue of ForeWord magazine.
Krasnesky is an Army major, veteran of three tours of duty in Iraq, and an instructor at West Point. He’s also a splendidly accomplished children’s book author as evidenced by this rollicking, rhyming, and incisive look into family dynamics when the roost is ruled by a three-year-old. Yes, Emmy gets the best of brother, sister, mother, father, and even the family iguana by playing the just-a-little-girl card, but her fortunes turn in the end. Parkins captures it all in superb cartoon-like illustrations.
Title: THAT CAT CAN’T STAY
Author: Thad Krasnesky
Illustrator: David Parkins
Publisher: Flashlight Press, ©2010
Material: hard cover
Summary: Are you a dog lover or a cat lover? Well, what do you do when someone in your house wants a dog when you want a cat? With sharp wit and lovely rhyming prose, Thad investigates how a wife plucks the compassionate heart of her dear husband by bringing home strays. This is a rhyming picture book about our love affair with animals.
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