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10 thoughts on “Millions of Cats

  1. says:

    Millions of Cats is a short and fun story about the dangers of cat addiction, and how it s seemingly so illogical by showing the destructive side of cats, and how they re generally mean and unfriendly and awful pets.But then by showing just one good, humble cat everything changes, and we remember why the Internet was invented in the first place to share lolcats and cat gifs.For educational and historical reasons, it s a must read.


  2. says:

    While I did enjoy the story the narrative itself, I did not find the accompanying illustrations of Wanda G g s Millions of Cats all that visually appealing I have never really liked black and white illustrations all that much, and the many, many cats together kind of remind me of masses of lemmings, rodents or locusts, faceless swarms of animals with no personalities or individual features the only personable cat, in my opinion, is the little kitten left at the end, all the others are just a big mass of catdom.Now after having read some of the negative and critical reviews from GR friends regarding Millions of Cats, I was actually at first rather reluctant to read it, as I assumed that it would describe in detail the cats eating each other and fighting amongst themselves However, as others have indeed previously stated, the violence or rather, the implied and supposed violence, as we only have the assumption of the old couple that the cats might have eaten each other happens off screen and thus is not ever really visible or even described And further, because there is an element of disbelief present the old man brings home not just too many cats, but millions of them this probably renders the author s, Wanda G g s presented text much less problematic for children, who often seem able to accept the often grotesque violence in fairy and folk tales, simply because it is unbelievable, or just too overly exaggerated.For me, Millions of Cats is not only an entertaining and intriguing story albeit one with illustrations that I personally do not find all that aesthetically attractive , but also presents a cautionary tale about human responsibility, or to the point, the lack of human responsibility It was the old man s responsibility to find one cat to bring home, but he brought home millions And later, when it becomes obvious that there are simply too many cats, the old couple again does not face their responsibility or accountability they simply force the cats to fight it out amongst themselves Further, the fact that the original hill the old man sees is literally covered with domestic feral cats might also be seen as a lack of pan human responsibility to both domesticated animals including pets and the environment in general humans abandoning domestic cats in the wild and not realising or caring that there are likely not enough natural spaces available for all of them, that the feral cats will also need to eat and drink, and that the cats presence will obviously also affect the environment, their surroundings I know that many people regard Millions of Cats as an allegory against vanity, but I think that it could and really should also be interpreted as an allegory against irresponsibility and perhaps even with justification than this story being a cautionary tale against vanity You might even say that Wanda G g s Milliosn of Cats could easily present one of the first picture books one of the first books for younger children to somewhat promote environmental responsibility, by showing that we cannot simply allow domestic animals to overrun nature.


  3. says:

    The oldest American Picture Book still in print Obviously, it is about cats.Happy birthday, Wanda Gag I was a little disturbed by this book as a kid I mean all the cats end up eating each other, but there is a happy ending for the one little ugly kitty she only needed some love and milk to become beautiful A classic Read it again and marvel at the simplicity of the story and the unique lithography


  4. says:

    Surprising I was not expecting this story at all I like Edward Gorey and this has some dark wicked humor in it I thought the ending was funny, a joke I know people don t like jokes at the expense of the lives of animals, but it was still a joke.This book was published in 1928 the Roaring 20s It is a time of prosperity and excess The whole country is going boom I don t know if Wanda meant it this way and I don t know if she foresaw the future, but it works as an allegory for the times it was published There were millions of cat which could be the prosperity of the people and stock market What if the cats represent money There will millions and trillions and they ate up all the resources Then they all disappeared until there was only one little scraggly kitten left that needed lots of love to nurse back to health The stock market vanished and prosperity vanish I keep thinking this I m sure it s not meant this way, but as the reader, this is my interpretation Wanda s art is black and white drawings I m sure color was extremely expensive back then and used scarcely The pictures are quant and I like the font the story is told in Wanda was quite an author and I enjoyed this funny little book It does have a dark twist at the end.The kids were surprised by the end too When the cats started to fight, their eyes got real big and the little guy asked, what s going to happen Their heart strings were tugged when the answer came and the little guy gave a short Ha at the conclusion It s a different kind of story and this was a Newbery honor book.


  5. says:

    Oh, dear I thought I was going to absolutely adore this story based on the charming illustrations and the idea of a man who sets out to bring home a kitty for his wife, only to find that every cat he sees is just too cute to pass up so he brings home millions of cats HoweverSPOILERI thought the end was quite dreadful Yes, even if this is a tale of the evils of vanity, it was a bit too much for all but one of the cats to eat one another up because each wanted to be the most beautiful and therefore the one chosen to be kept by the farmer s wife since she deemed only one could live with them Eeek I m too much a cat lover to approve no matter how adorable the sketches of the remaining kitten might be.


  6. says:

    I really enjoyed this story about a couple who feel the need to share their lovely house with a special someone When the old man goes off in search of a cat he finds than he bargained for and as the title suggests he comes home with than the one kitty view spoiler when they end up with too many cats to look after the cats begin to fight and it is presumed that they have all eaten each other, you don t see this and it is obviously a nonsensical story so I didn t find this sad or distressing but just silly and amusing and in keeping with the humour of the book The ending is nice and they find their perfect feline friend hide spoiler


  7. says:

    Creepy children s story about an old couple who long for a cat When the old man finds the valley of cats he cannot choose the prettiest so he brings all million of them home Where they ultimately eat each other And the old idiots live happily ever after WTF


  8. says:

    I m shocked I really liked this book I read it only because it s a selection of the Newbery book club for the Children s Books group, and I m not participating until they get to 1953 or so mostly because of reading time considerations I do like the idea of reading every single Newberry and Newberry honor book , but this was an unusual Newbery selection a short picture book.I ve been reading others comments and thought that I d be repulsed by this book I am not a fan of the macabre.However, the illustrations and layout and general appearance was terrific The repetitive line is a wonderfully fun read aloud, and I actually thought the story was sweet, especially the end and the beginning I was an easily scared kid but even all those cats eating each other presumably I don t think would have highly disturbed me I would have focused on the surviving kitty, growing wonderful every day.What a weird book though I don t remember this from my childhood but there is a very real possibility I was exposed to it then.Ah, I just saw another reviewer of this book, a Goodreads friend, recommends it for Readers Who Enjoyed The Book of Bunny Suicides and I think those books are hilarious, and I know that I can have a very bizarre sense of humor.


  9. says:

    An entirely unexpected tale with a dark twist, like a traditional fairy tale from the days when children were introduced to terrifying life lessons as well as moral goodness through fantastical animal stories, and social political messages were hidden in nursery rhymes Yet it is also a charming story, highly original, with a happy ending.I picked the book up at the library solely on the basis of the whimsical title Millions of Cats In fact millions, billions and trillions and stylized cover drawing of a smiling very old man with a loooong beard carrying armfuls of kittens, with a line of cats walking before and behind him over the poppy covered hills As my long bearded husband and I, living alone in a little house surrounded by flowers, like the book s very old couple, have recently been blessed with a large litter of kittens from a stray cat we took in, of course I had to read it But I would definitely recommend reading it yourself before introducing it to young children a very disturbing event is implied though it occurs mostly off screen, in the old couple s imagination, leaving open the possibility that maybe the worst of it didn t actually happen before the happier ending I couldn t help but remember the fact that this book was published in 1928 another surprise to me when the Great War was still on everyones minds, and a decade later, the millions, billions, and trillions being made in the stock market did not look sustainable There is no direct or blatant symbolism, though, making for a better, enjoyable story.


  10. says:

    This was a pretty quick read, though I loved staring at the illustrations and I loved the pattern of rhyme I told my mom she needed to read this before turning it in for me bc I tell you, she is just like the man in this book when trying to keep or pick out a cat I like this one, oh but look at the stripes on this one. Then in the end, she always ends up with a little sweetie that needs TLC I d love to own this one It s great for any age in my opinion It s not a really short children s book with a standard brush your teeth moral It s one we all can enjoy Beauty is only skin deep and nourishing a soul can bring out the beauty within.


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Millions of Cats download Millions of Cats, read online Millions of Cats, kindle ebook Millions of Cats, Millions of Cats 219cd3b9e08e Once Upon A Time There Was An Old Man And An Old Woman Who Were Very Lonely They Decided To Get A Cat, But When The Old Man Went Out Searching, He Found Not One Cat, But Millions And Billions And Trillions Of Cats Unable To Decide Which One Would Be The Best Pet, He Brought Them All Home How The Old Couple Came To Have Just One Cat To Call Their Own Is A Classic Tale That Has Been Loved For Generations Winner Of A Newbery Honor, This Collector S Edition Featuring A Heavy Interior Stock, Spot Gloss And Embossing On The Cover, And A Thread Sewn Binding Will Bring This Beloved Tale To A Whole New Generation Of Readers