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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (370 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Himmelman Narrator: Elizabeth Himmelman Publisher: Weston Woods Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9780545586412
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The acclaimed author and illustrator of Chickens to the Rescue has created a sweet, funny, and entirely irresistible new character—a little dog just bursting with good intentions.

Katie is so excited when Sara Ann brings home three little kittens that she can’t stop herself from howling “AROOOOO!” and trying to run after them. She loves them so much!

But Katie’s enthusiasm frightens the kitties, and she’s sad when they run away from her. Don’t they know that she just wants to play?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Katie is the very picture of openheartedness, confusion, and contrition, and readers will root for her from the very first page.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky | 2/18/2014

    " Katie (a dog) is so excited when her owner brings home three kittens. Because of her excitement, she can't control her barking. Unfortunately this scares the kittens and makes Katie feel sad. What can she do? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phuong | 2/15/2014

    " Funny and sweet. This dog is adorable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Brown | 2/13/2014

    " This book was so funny! It reminds me a lot of Widget. Katie, the dog, loves the three new kittens in her house but she loves them too much and scares them when she is rambunctious and loud. The illustrations are a lot of fun and make the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 2/7/2014

    " Katie the dog is SO excited! So cute! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby Turner | 1/23/2014

    " So funny and sweet "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/14/2014

    " A lovable dog with impulse control issues figures out the right behavior to woo some adorable kittens. So sweet! This is a definite 5-star pic book, worthy of its CBC Children's Choice nomination. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Duane | 1/12/2014

    " This is a awesome book for storytelling! The author uses great illustrations with a fun story to make any child laugh out loud as they hear about how Katie (the family dog) is so excited about the new arrival of kittens, that she scares them with her enthusiasm. The kids will love the action words and fall in love with Katie! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alison Strumbeck | 1/9/2014

    " Katie's smothering love for her kittens reminds me of my doggie with my nieces and nephews. It's so cute. This also had great illustrations that made me laugh out loud. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 12/10/2013

    " Themes: pets, friends, animals, cats, dogs, self-control "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 12/9/2013

    " Totally cute! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen | 12/6/2013

    " Children's Choice Book Awards 2009 Finalists "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 12/5/2013

    " A totally truthful and funny book about a dog who just wants to love the new kittens, but can't seem to manage it. Eventually, she learns that good things (and kittens) come to those who wait. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill Kahan | 12/2/2013

    " Love it! Katie reminds me of my beagle, Roxie. I love howling with Katie Awoooooooooo! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 L & D | 11/11/2013

    " So much fun and Katie will remind you of that puppy in your life! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 10/30/2013

    " Another kitten-loving basset book. This author/illustrator does it perfectly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 10/12/2013

    " So cute, I too LOVE the kittens and can barely control myself either. I feel a bit like Katie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 8/11/2013

    " Ok so even I get a little too excited around kittens sometimes. They are furry cute and fun to play with. I feel for this dog. Ages 4+ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandybear76 | 7/21/2013

    " The 4 classes of preschoolers liked this book from the book fair selection. I had them howl like Katie as we read the book and they liked that. They noted the sad looks of Katie when Katie realized she was scaring the new kittens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Krista | 6/1/2013

    " So sweet! Just bought this one at our book fair, and will share it with my students soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathee | 1/30/2013

    " Katie is a sweet dog who is so excited when Sara Ann brings home three kittens that she just can't contain herself and she scares the little cats. Eventually they come together and learn to love each other. Another pre-school book for our youngest students. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joan | 1/24/2013

    " My new favorite picture book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlene | 10/29/2012

    " If you want to know how my dog Chelsea acted when she first met my kitten Kozmo, its all in this book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 10/21/2012

    " Katie the dog, comes off like a bull in a china shop when new kittens are brought home. But Katie is just sooo excited to play with the new little furry mewing things, she just can't help herself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annette Alden | 10/13/2012

    " I loved this one-- and I like to use it for Pre-School storytime with 3 kitten beanie babies and a stuffed dog. So Cute! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisa | 9/11/2012

    " This is one of favorite children's stories ever. My dog to a T. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 8/19/2012

    " Captures the personality of a dog so well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 5/27/2012

    " Freaking ADORABLE, especially Katie's facial expressions. Kids will love it and relate to REALLY REALLY wanting to do something even though they shouldn't! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 4/29/2012

    " The expressions of the dog, Katie, and the emotions of the kittens are so cute, but life-like. Nice emotional story arc, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 4/16/2012

    " I loved this book, and it didn't hurt that Katie is almost always drawn with her little tail wagging with barely contained excitement, just like my own dog. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 4/9/2012

    " I purchased this book because I love kittens and it had my name in the title. I treasure this book because it is so sweet and fun. My students begged for me to reread this book over and over. Read it yourself and you'll understand why. "

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