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Kitten Construction Company:Meet the House Kittens by John Patrick Green, 80 pp, RL 2

Kitten Construction Company:Meet the House Kittens by John Patrick Green Review Copy from First Second
A trained architect, Marmalade knows she has the best plans for the new mansion being built for the mayor of Mewburg, but no one will take her seriously. She is TOO CUTE. Frustrated, she meets other cats with the same challenge. Sampson is a electrical engineer, but he can only get work washing (licking clean) dishes in a diner. Bubble is obsessed with plumbing, but has been stuck in a pet store (hilariously rerouting the habitrails) since, "the incident." And an elegant siamese cat is licensed and bonded to work masonry and lumber, but the name Professor von Wigglebottom seems to get in his way. When Marmalade and Sampson decide to start a construction firm of their own, they head to Webbucino's Internet Cafe to find other likeminded kittens. Despite the internet being "full of cats," it proves to be of no help at all. One of Green's masterful layers to this…

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