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The Further Adventures of Miss Petitfour

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The illustrations in this one were adorable! However, there may be too much text on the pages for young readers. Nevertheless, it's a very unique and immersive read that would make the perfect bedtime read for kids ages 8 to 11.
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Such whimsical, charming, illustrations, paired with stories that would work well for story time. Playful and sweet, will recommend!
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100% charming! I love Miss P and her adventures! The vocabulary is just beautiful and I love the bolded, color words. I adore this series!
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Miss Petitfour is BACK! I cannot express just how excited I am that there is more adventures for Miss Petitfour and her sixteen kitties. I know this is a children's book but this book embodies my entire dream life, living out with a bunch of cats and going on gentle adventures and picnics. This one follows Miss Petitfour's experiences a little farther into the city rather than mostly at home, and introduces us to new characters like the shop owner, the mayor, and of course more of Mr. Coneybeare (can those two get married already?!) I hope this series never ends.

Note: I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley and a physical copy from LibraryThing. I was not compensated in any other fashion for the review and the opinions reflected below are entirely my own. Special thanks to the publisher and author for providing the copy.
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Adored the illustrations although they didn't present well on my kindle. Thought the writing was simple and very sweet. humorous too
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This was cute and quirky, and I enjoyed it. It's very imaginative, and I enjoyed the wordplay wordiness to a certain extent, but that part does get overdone in places. I don't say that lightly; I'm one of those readers who enjoys a lot of description and flowery-ness, and it takes a lot of it for me to say "maybe tone it down a bit." Still, this is a light, fun story with lots of interesting cats and bits of magic, and the occasional detour into explaining words and such didn't really take away from that. This was very warm hug cozy feels, kid Up-Lit as it were, that is also enjoyable for adults and something I would've really enjoyed as a kid, and I've already grabbed the first book (which I missed somehow) to enjoy next!

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Perfect for early readers and read alouds alike, this edition is the newest collection of stories about Miss Petitfour and her sixteen cats. Beautiful illustrations and lovely word play.
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The first thing that you notice as you open the book is the gorgeous watercolour illustrations. They elevated my reading experience by a mile. It turns out that this wasn't the first adventure book of Miss Petitfour, but it does not matter if this book found its way to you first because the author beautifully introduces her and her cats again in this one. This book was so reminiscent of Enid Blyton's books. Especially the adventures of Mr Pink Whistle. I am pretty sure that the book would be great to teach middle graders new words and introduce them to various aspects of language like rhymes, synonyms etc. But I am pretty sure it would be far more advanced for any children younger than that. I can't believe I am saying this but there are too many cats to follow. I have forgotten almost all their names, by the time I am writing this feedback. I adore cats, but there are way too many for me personally, to keep track of. Also, the text could have been more concise. Too much going on at the same time. The illustrations make it worth the read, but I think the narration can be trimmed a  bit.
Overall, I really enjoyed the book.

Thank you Penguin Random House and NetGalley for the ARC
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Continuing Miss Petitfour’s adventures, Anne Michael’s serves up more whimsical episodes of the tablecloth flier and her many cats. The illustrations are created again by Emma Block, and have a light, spirited feel, and continue to delight. 
We see more of the town Miss Petitfour lives by, and watch as she and the cats both hinder and help their neighbours. Of course, there are no bad feelings in this story; instead, everyone is kind, considerate, and each episode ends happily. It was lovely, and just what I needed.

Thank you to Netgalley and to Penguin Random House Canada for this ARC in exchange for my review.
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This was just as cute and whimsical as the first in the series. I love the small-town vibes, the little adventures that Miss Petitfour and the cats go on, and also just the fun words and storytelling that Anne Michaels adds to the story. I also love the illustrations that Emma Block does. They pair so well with the story. Overall, a very fun read, and I would love to read about Miss Petitfour and her cats again.
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This book is composed of a delightful series of stories that are sure to charm readers of all ages. Highly recommended for all collections.
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Thank you Penguin Random House Canada and NetGalley for the ARC of The Further Adventures of Miss Petitfour.  This book gives me Mary Poppins vibes but instead of an umbrella she has a tablecloth that turns into a balloon to take her on her adventures and she has 16 cats!  Such a fun read that includes illustrations to match.
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The Further Adventures of Miss Petitfour by Anne Michaels brings Miss Petitfour back on the scene in her second book with her tablecloth that serves as a balloon and her sixteen cats. In a Mary Poppins meets Amelia Bedelia kind of story, she travels with the cats line up as her companions flying through the sky to many unusual adventures. Each chapter includes a different tale with all of them lace with wordplay – rhymes, puns, synonyms, homonyms, and highlighted words that will have accompanying definitions. It is a book particularly suited to cat lovers and classrooms for the learning opportunities.
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I can't believe it's almost been 7 years since I read the first book of adventures about Miss Petitfour and her (16? I think?) cats. This follow-up book oozes coziness, and every story starts with telling the reader what season it takes place in. The author then builds the setting around that; a perfect spring wind, a crisp fall day with pumpkins dotting the hillside; a cold winter night with ice covered branches "sparkling in the moonlight". Each story has a touch of whimsy. Miss Petitfour travels the countryside with her cats by way of tablecloth, which she uses as a parachute to bring her from one place to another. The inhabitants of the village are charming and mostly memorable.

The story sprinkles in lessons on wordplay. It explains rhymes, homonyms, synonyms, homophones and more, and uses a clever highlighting technique to call attention to the words when needed. These stories could have some limited use in a classroom setting, but I'm not sure if they'll draw in your average upper elementary/middle school reader, and the language is too advanced for most early readers. I do think this collection of stories would make excellent an read-aloud at home for the right kid- especially kids who like a more relaxed, low stakes story like The Vanderbeekers or for kids who just love cats.

My one small complaint is with the third story, which featured my favorite season (fall! Hurray!) but was riddled with incredibly long names for every character who was running in the fall relay race. I ended up skimming a lot of the chapter because my brain just couldn't handle all those long names (one after another, after another) all strung together like that. It made my head hurt.

I do hope Miss Petitfour and her cats (especially Minky!) go on more adventures. This is definitely a book we'll add to our collection here at the library, if only because we're all typical cat lovers here.

Added bonus: the illustrations are super cute!
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This book is quite cute, in an old fashioned Mary Poppins kind of way.

The artwork is delightful. Watercolor, bright and pastel, and gentle.

The story is fun and adventurous without getting obnoxious. Remember classic children's literature? This book is a delightful nod to those.

Her cats are my favorite characters! 🐱 And some of their antics call to mind Alice in Wonderland.

And the bygone language is quaint and delightful! "Well, what a hootenanny, what hoopla, what merriment! Above the village, floating on a breeze of summery loveliness, Mr. Coneybeare's eyes shone with joy." (80)
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With her sixteen cats and her eccentric neighbors, Miss Petitfour is off on another set of whirlwind adventures. Full of fun and over the top antics, we loved these stories, especially since they featured my son's favorite animals.  The cats each have their own playful personalities and Miss Petitfour is like a cross between Mary Poppins and Amelia Bedelia.  This book is full of word play, and funny aside comments, making it a delightful read for a variety of ages.  And the illustrations were absolutely charming.  Fun story for kids in the 7-11 year age range.

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.  All opinions are my own.
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This is quite fun tale.  I love how many cats that Miss Petitfour has and how they each have such a distinct personality that comes to play on all her different adventures.  This book has original Mary Poppin vibes, but I love how it is its own unique spin.  The fact that she has a tablecloth for every season, just means she is very much one of my people.  The only thing that I can see with this book is this one of those books you really have to find the right reader for.  The word play alone makes this a book that would be better geared towards a higher end reader.  I do apricate when a word that kid might not know is used a lot of time there are descriptions that help the reader figure out what it means in that context.  Overall, this is a fun book, one though that I might not recommend unless a kid enjoys this type of story.
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The Further Adventures of Miss Petitfour. I loved the cats involvement in the story and their adventure. I loved that the reader can learn new words while reading the book.
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Super cute and fun children’s book! As a lover of cats, my daughter thoroughly enjoyed this book and I loved reading it with her. Serious Mary Poppins vibes and fun all around!
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This is fun children's book that has beautiful illustrations. It's a cute story that makes you think of Mary Poppins with cats. It's a fun read that would make a great gift.
I received a complimentary copy from Penguin Random House Canada, Tundra Books via NetGalley and was not required to write a review. All opinions expressed are my own.
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