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Papillon Goes to the Vet

illus. by A.N. Kang. 40p. Disney-Hyperion. Sept. 2017. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781484728819.
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PreS-Gr 2—Papillon is a light and fluffy kitty who can float in the sky like a cloud. While playing his favorite game, catch, Papillon accidentally swallows something he shouldn't. Not feeling like himself and struck with the hiccups, Papillon is taken by his owner straight away to the vet. Not only does he feel miserable but he no longer feels special because he can't float. After a particularly terrible case of hiccups, he is able to cough up the object and rediscovers his dance moves and his beautiful singing voice. Papillon leaves the vet's office feeling special and proud once more, and he is determined to continue doing what he loves most, playing catch, but this time keeping his mouth shout. The cover sets the tone for this light, humourous story, and King does not disappoint throughout.
VERDICT This simple story is sure to appeal to cat lovers and maybe even those who are not so fond of the felines. A purrfect read-aloud for young kitty fans everywhere.

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