Read Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library! by Vicki Myron Bret Witter Steve James Online


The story of Dewey the celebrated library cat is now available for the youngest of readers in this new, fully-illustrated picture book adventure. When Librarian Vicki Myron finds a young kitten abandoned in the Spencer Library return box, she nurses him back to health, deciding then and there that he will be their library cat, and naming him, appropriately, Dewey ReadmoreThe story of Dewey the celebrated library cat is now available for the youngest of readers in this new, fully-illustrated picture book adventure. When Librarian Vicki Myron finds a young kitten abandoned in the Spencer Library return box, she nurses him back to health, deciding then and there that he will be their library cat, and naming him, appropriately, Dewey Readmore Books. Dewey loves his new home, but once he discovers the littlest library visitors-who like to chase him, pull his tail, and squeeze him extra tight-Dewey begins to wonder if he's truly cut out for the demands of his new job. In the end, he is triumphant as he realizes that helping people big and small is what he is meant to do, and that by sharing his special brand of Dewey love, he can be the best library cat of all....

Title : Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library!
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ISBN : 9780316068741
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
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Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library! Reviews

  • Molly
    2018-11-26 00:11

    Pity I'm not younger. This is for little kids, so it's hard to judge. Still, it was cute though.Rating 3.5

  • Sarah BT
    2018-11-24 01:59

    Oh Dewey. Your story was cute to start but now I'm a bit sick of you. You, like your canine counterpart Marley, have turned into a let's see how much money we can make off this animal marketing venue. This picture book featuring Dewey might appeal to Dewey fans or cat lovers, but that's about it. I didn't really learn anything about Dewey's life, the story doesn't flow, and it really does read like a "let's see what else we can turn this Dewey story into it and milk it for all it's worth" type of book. The book starts out OK but then it turns into random snipppets about Dewey and doesn't ever really have a cohesive plot. Honestly, I'm not even sure how this made it onto the Show-Me Readers list, other than the fact that it takes place in the library. But there isn't much of a lesson typically found in books on the list. Needless to say, I was very disappointed in this book.

  • Alicia
    2018-12-03 21:51

    Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library is a gorgeous picture book based on the true story of Dewey Readmore Books. Dewey is a orange colored kitten who was left in a public library's book drop one night. When Vicki, the librarian, returns to the library in the morning to find a cold and dirty Dewey in the book drop, she cleans him up and decides to keep him at the library, as the library's cat. The story follows Dewey as he explores the library, gets to know the library's patrons, and learns to be the best library cat that he can be. The story's illustrator, Steve James, paints beautiful and soft, realistic illustrations of Dewey and the children at the library. I was so excited to see this story in picture book form. I had checked out the original "adult" story, also written by Vicki Myron, but didn't have the time to read it before it had to be returned. I enjoyed this adaptation of Dewey's story. This would be a wonderful library storytime book for preschool and school-aged children. Especially in a library setting children will identify with a story set in a library.

  • J
    2018-12-13 03:52

    I WANT A LIBRARY CAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*NEED

  • Peacegal
    2018-11-18 21:57

    What’s good about it:Dewey is a rescued cat. A scrawny, dirty kitten left in a library book drop, Dewey is adopted by the librarians and lives out his days among the bookshelves. The book offers some very basic information to children about the proper way to greet and pet a cat. Dewey describes his feelings when he is pet “the wrong way” (against his fur) and carried upside-down by an overeager child. What’s not so good:Dewey is shown playing with rubber bands, which are especially dangerous objects to a cat if accidentally ingested.The book is corny as all get-out. The illustrations are cutesy, soft-focus scenes, and the text comes with an extra helping of melted cheese. (It actually ends with the word “purr-fect.”) This likely won’t bother the tiniest tots, but older kids will no doubt roll their eyes at the hokiness and adults will be cringing.

  • Alicia
    2018-11-22 02:07

    Maybe it's because I'm a librarian of course, but it was a sentimental story of a cat left in the book return at a public library and the librarians and staff adopt the cat, who they name Dewey Readmore Books, as their library cat. He takes his job seriously by helping people, including kids feel good, It's purr-fect.

  • JCLHeatherM
    2018-11-14 21:18

    A five star rating for my favorite library cat. Dewey was a friend to everyone, and managed to teach proper library etiquette when necessary. Great for storytimes or for a community helpers unit. Myron's illustrated version of the 'Dewey' book is a great starting place for young readers who want to know more about the cute library mascot.

  • Siv30
    2018-12-10 04:17

    18 לינואר 1988 היה יום קר טיפוסי לאיווה. בלילה שלפני הטמפרטורה ירדה ל- מינוס 10 מעלות מתחת לאפס, בהתחשב ברוחות שאין דבר שיעצור אותן במישורי איווה, סביר להניח שהקור החודר הורגש גם בבוקר. בבוקר הגורלי הזה מצאה ויקי מיירון , המנהלת של ספריית ספנסר,הפתעה בתא ההחזרה של הספרים . גור חתולים ג`ינג`י שזכה לשם דיואי והיתר נכתב בדפי ההיסטוריה (או במקרה הזה, בדפי הספר שכתבה ויקי מירון). ואני תוהה מה הפך את הספר הזה לרב מכר היסטרי בארה;quot&ב? בוודאות ומקריאת הספר אין מדובר בספר מופת. נהפוך הוא, מדובר בסיפור קטן של אם ואישה חד הורית שחייה לא סגו בשושנים. היא מצליחה למנף את ההזדמנויות שניקרות בדרכה לכדי משהו משמעותי ומהותי, כדי לשפר את תנאי החיים שלה. אבל, ההצלחה, גם זו הכי קטנה עולה לה במאמצים רבים ובמחיר אישי. גם אחרי שדיואי נכנס לחייה, המצב לא השתפר. ויקי מיירון היתה צריכה להילחם על מימוש החלומות שלה. ואולי זה סוד ההצלחה של הספר? לקראת סוף הספר היא כותבת את הדברים הבאים : ;quot&דיואי החל את חייו בתנאים צנועים (מתוך סימטה אחורית באיווה), הוא שרד אסון (תיבת ספרים קפואה), הוא מצא את מקומו בעולם (ספרייה בעיירה קטנה). אולי זו התשובה. הוא מצא את מקומו. הוא מצא את מה שאהב. מטרתו בחיים היתה להפוך את המקום הזה - קטן, נידח וצנוע ככל שיהיה - למקום טוב יותר לכולם;quot& (194-195) ניתן בקלות רבה להעתיק את הדברים ולשייכם לויקי מיירון. היא החלה את חייה בתנאים צנועים, שרדה יותר מאסון אחד ואפילו כמה אסונות קולוסליים, מצאה את מקומה בעולם ומטרתה היתה להפוך את המקום הזה למקום טוב יותר לכולם. הסיפורים האישיים של ויקי נוגעים ללב ובחלקים מהם מצאתי עצמי בוכה. אולי ההצלחה שלו נעוצה דווקא בנוסטלגיה שהספר מעורר. בעידן הטכנולוגי, שבו פוגשים אנשים בערך רק מבעד למסך הוירטואלי. בעידן של אורות ניאון מרצדים וכלכלה קפיטליסטית דורסנית, שדות תירס מוצפים בשמש חמימה מתבדרים ברוח וספריה, הם סימבולים לעבר שיש בו איזו וודאות ונחמה. ;quot&מדף אחר מדף ושורה אחר שורה של ספרים. אולי עטיפותיהם צבעוניות יותר, האמנות שבהם אקספרסיבית יותר והאותיות נראות אחרות, אבל באופן כללי הספרים נראים כמו שנראו בשנת 1982, ובשנת 1962, ובשנת 1942. וזה אינו עומד להשתנות. הספרים שורדים למרות הטלביזיה, הרדיו, הקולנוע, כתבי העת והעיתונים...הם ישרדו גם את האינטרנט;quot&. הספר כולל חלקים נרחבים של היסטוריה פרטית/קולקטיווית אמריקאית. לטעמי הקטעים האלה כתובים מצויין ומהווים שבירה של חלק מהרצף הבלתי נלאה בתיאורי דיואי ועיסוקיו. כפי שאתם מבינים, עקב אכילס של הספר נעוץ בתיאורים הבלתי פרופורציונליים של חייו של דיואי ומעשיו. כן, אומנם מדובר בספר מונוגרפי על החתול, אבל דיי, מעלליו פשוט חדלו לעניין אותי בשלב מסויים. כשהבנתי שהנה מגיע עוד פרק על בעיית האכילה/חירבון של דיואי, פשוט ריפרפתי. אין הרבה פרקים שעוסקים רק בסדר יומו של דיואי, אבל אלה שכן, פשוט הגדישו את השאה אצלי. בשורה התחתונה אפשר ומומלץ לקרוא את הספר בדילוגים המתבקשים. ;quot&דיואי;quot&, ויקי מיירון הוצאת מטר, 2008, 252 עמ`

  • Tracy Bye
    2018-11-15 01:06

    Audience: Primary (Pre-K through 2nd)Genre: Fantasy FictionPre-Reading Strategy: K-W-L This is an instructional reading strategy that is used to guide students through a text. Students begin by brainstorming everything they Know about a topic. This information is recorded in the K column of a K-W-L chart. Students then generate a list of questions about what they Want to Know about the topic. These questions are listed in the W column of the chart. During or after reading, students answer the questions that are in the W column. This new information that they have Learned is recorded in the L column of the K-W-L chart. 1. Choose a text to Pre-read to the students to get their ideas about the topic flowing. "Every night, people left books in the return box of the library in the small town of Spencer, Iowa. Funny books, big books, truck books, pig books - they left them all. But one night,On the coldest night of the year,Someone left a strange surprise...A tiny kitten."2. Create a K-W-L chart on the board. 3. Ask students to brainstorm words, terms, or phrases they associate with the topic. Tell me everything you know about cats, the library and cats in the library. Ask questions like "what made you think of that?" to prompt more detail. Record these responses in the Know part of your chart. 4. Move on to the Want to Know column of the chart. Students make a list questions of what they want to know about the library and cat. Example questions...What do you want to know about cats and the library? What do you think you will learn about cats and the library from the book we are going to read? What would you like to learn more about the library? Cats? Do cats belong in the library? 5. Read the book to the students. 6. In the Learn part of the chart, answer the questions they generated in the Want to K ow part of the chart. This is the new information they learned from reading this book.

  • Laurie
    2018-12-12 01:13

    Publishers Weekly (September 7, 2009)This genial if cutesy adaptation of the authors' bestselling Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World gets an energetic boost from James's digitally rendered art. Animal-loving readers will be charmed by the realistic, closeup depictions of young library patrons and their tender (and sometimes not-so-tender) interactions with Dewey, who is based on a real-life feline adopted by Myron after it was abandoned in the book drop of her Iowa library. The narrative becomes overly precious, though, when it ventures inside Dewey's head: " 'Babies are wonderful,' Dewey thought. "Cute and SMELL-icious, too." And as he joins story hour he thinks, "Wowzy whiskers, this looks fun." Despite being manhandled by some young patrons, the cat confides to his toy mouse that he is determined to help people ("I'm ninety-two percent convinced that that's the reason I'm around") and makes good on his promise by cheering up a sad girl who's reading alone. He then proclaims himself a "REAL library cat," which (the story concludes, on a well-worn note) "felt... purr-fect!" Ages 3-6. (Sept.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.School Library Journal (September 1, 2009)K-Gr 2-This heartwarming picture book is based on the authors' adult title, Dewey (Grand Central, 2008). It describes how on a cold night Myron found a tiny kitten in the return box at Spencer Public Library in Iowa, and the feline's impact on the library community. Dewey Readmore Books overcame unpleasant encounters with young children who picked him up upside down or petted him the wrong way and settled in, "happy" to help people. The realistic illustrations, done in vibrant watercolors, bring the tale to life (the orange cat's expressions are priceless). The story moves along swiftly, and will be a hit with readers requesting animal books.-Beth Cuddy, Seward Elementary School, Auburn, NY Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.

  • Linden
    2018-11-17 22:16

    "Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library!" was a sweet book written by Vicki Myron. I thought this book had a lot of great qualities to it that would make it a nice book to have around a classroom for individual choice reading times. The illustrations were realistic, colorful, adorable, and helped lend a hand to the story itself. I would recommend this book to anyone who has younger readers around. The story starts with a librarian finding a kitten in the return box at a library. She scoops him up, gives him a bath and decides to let him stay as the library cat. Dewey, the library cat, gets himself into many adventures around the library and meets many people along the way. Near the end of the story Dewey decides to make a job out of being a library cat and fulfills many duties as well as helping cheer up the guests who come to read. This heartwarming book tells the tale of a kitten who wants to help out and how he makes a friend a long the way.

  • Dolly
    2018-12-02 01:50

    I've read the book Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron. I really liked that story and I was excited to share it with our girls. This book is a short, and highly anthropomorphic, version of that tale. The illustrations are great and our girls loved that the story is true. Our oldest is in third grade and her teacher encourages her to read more nonfiction books. This story certainly helps show that not all nonfiction books are crammed with boring details and facts. We enjoyed reading this story together.

  • Eva Leger
    2018-12-01 02:15

    3.5 - We read this yesterday and Julia liked it well enough. I've had Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World since it came out and still haven't read it although I really, really want to get to it soon. It was nice being able to show my Dewey to Julia and explain to her that this cat is real, this woman and library are real and that this really happened. That this book came from a real experience. Who knows, maybe she'll absorb my love for non-fiction.

  • Heidi-Marie
    2018-12-05 21:04

    If Marley can make it in the children's lit world, then so can Dewey! The book does well in bringing up some of the experiences Dewey had which are related in Myron's "full-length" nonfiction book. But I missed the other details which were in the bigger book. Like why it's funny that Dewey always found a rubber band. So while I prefer the bigger book, we HAVE to add Dewey (a library cat) to our children's library!

  • Kasey Fernandez
    2018-11-23 20:16

    This is such a sweet picture book to read with Kinders! The characters are relatable and there are many examples of how to behave in the library and how to behave around animals. Love it!

  • Stephanie H (My Bookish Itinerary)
    2018-12-02 21:18

    Overall, I found this to be a cute story. I like that it is based off of real life. Dewey: There's a Cat in the Library is a story about a cat that someone has dropped off at the library on a really cold night. The librarian finds the cat the next morning and takes care of him. She instantly falls in love with the cat and decides that it will be a library cat. Dewey starts off doing what normal kittens do but in a library. He interacts with the people and likes it when they pet him, but only when they do it the correct way. After walking in on Story Time filled with children who all went crazy over there being a cat in the library, Dewey decides it is time for him to do his duty as a library cat. Helping patrons that come to the library and helping shelve books. He even helps cheer up a sad child. This story is cute. It kept my girls very entertained. They loved reading it. I really liked the different aspects of the library that the book included. I also really loved his full name. I would recommend checking this story out, especially if you have a child or children that love cats! This review, as well as, Cutie Pie and Cutie Pie #2's thoughts can be found on my blog: My Bookish Itinerary

  • Melanie Winter
    2018-12-07 19:53

    Frank found this book and we both read it. I had read it several years ago. Frank was very moved by the book. I had a hard time getting through it this time, but once I got to the end of Deweys' life, it was very moving and hard to read. Nice book about a librarian and the town library's cat. Enjoyable read.

  • Roman Gomez
    2018-12-08 19:58

    I enjoyed this book! I think it does a good job of demonstrating how even difficult situations can be rewarding when you have a sense of purpose. As a rescue cat, Dewey's story reinforces the idea that no matter where a cat (or person for that matter) comes from, they are capable of creating positive change in their environment. Perfect for first graders (and adults)!

  • Linda Jennings
    2018-12-03 22:01

    I'm not a cat lover so the book didn't interest me that much. But this was a book club pick so I muddled through it. With that being said I can see why the book and the story has gained so much popularity.

  • Lynn Nusl
    2018-11-28 20:54

    My grandson loved this book the book was all about his cat lol

  • Leslie Michelson
    2018-12-02 22:01

    love hearing about dewy TMI about authors life book to long read adult

  • Caieta
    2018-12-13 02:53

    This is the cutest book I've ever read. After I read it, I made my mom read the whole thing, too.

  • Patsy Tindell
    2018-11-22 22:04

    This is the true story of a kitten who was pushed through the book drop of the library in Spencer, Iowa. There he found a home where he was loved and where he gave love to everyone he met.

  • Debbie Tanguay
    2018-12-11 23:13

    very cute library cat in small town iowa touched so many lives

  • Rebecca Caufman
    2018-12-12 23:15

    Story about a cat found in the book shoot and lived in the library but had to find a way to belong.

  • Aruna Kumar Gadepalli
    2018-11-25 00:49

    The story based on the real life about the cat in the library. Book is meant for the young children with colourful illustrations.

  • Paulette Ponte
    2018-11-12 22:56

    I read this book at there request of my 10 year old grandson who absolutely loved the book. It's a memoir and has a lot of information, just not about Dewey the cat but about the small town of Spencer, Iowa. Dewey seemed to be a delightful cat who touched the lives of many of the citizens of Spencer. Vicki Myron writes a memoir which describes a life of hardship but seemingly undoubting spirit and courage. Discussing the book with Eli was as much fun as reading it.

  • Terry Pearson
    2018-12-04 02:56

    This story is about a cat who is abandoned at the library where he is happily taken in to become resident cat. Follow Dewey on his adventures through the library.Such a delightful story with nicely done illustrations. And what child doesn't like cats?

  • M.
    2018-12-09 19:56

    The kids size version of Dewey. Great illustrations.

  • Naomi
    2018-11-29 00:51

    Audience:PrimaryGenre: FantasyDewey speaks to Marty Mouse. All other aspects of the story are realistic.Pre-Reading Strategy: Think-Pair-ShareThink-Pair-Share is a strategy that can be utilized across all content areas. It can be used before, during, and after reading a selected text. When using this as a pre-reading strategy, the teacher may ask a question to activate background knowledge. It is a good way for students to use their schema to prepare them for what they will read. It is also a good way to have students make predictions about a text. To use this strategy the teacher poses a question to students and asks them to think about an answer. Students then pair up and discuss their answers while the teacher listens in. The students are pulled back together and the teacher may share some things he or she heard. Students also have the opportunity to share if they would like, but it is not required. This is a good strategy to use to get all students participating, especially those that don’t feel confident in their answers or comfortable sharing in front of a whole group.Script:Today we will be reading a book called Dewey: There’s a Cat in the Library. The authors are Vicki Myron and Bret Witter. The illustrator is Steve James. Give me a thumbs up if you’ve ever seen a cat at the public library or the library here at school. (Wait for responses.)No one has seen a cat at the library? Me either, but in this book Dewey is a cat that is rescued by the librarian. Librarian is kind of a big word. (Write it on the white board.) Who can remind us what a librarian is? (Students answer.) Very good! Boys and girls, take a minute and close your eyes. Imagine you are at Dewey’s library. What is Dewey doing? How are the people in the library reacting to Dewey? When you have your answer open your eyes so I know you are ready. Then we will get with a partner and share our answers. (Wait a few moments and then pair students up using any method, such as clock appointments or person on your right. As the students discuss what they think Dewey does in the library and how people react, the teacher listens in and comments if appropriate.) Alright, I heard lots of great ideas. I heard one group say they think Dewey will sleep on the books. I also heard a group say that people might pet Dewey. (The teacher can introduce possible vocabulary here.) Would anyone like to share what your group thought? (Have a couple of groups share if they would like.) Good readers make predictions before reading a story and that is just what you did. You thought about what Dewey might do and what the people might do. Let’s read to find out if our predictions are correct about Dewey the library cat. (Students read the book. Discuss if their predictions were correct.)