The Adventures of Miss Petitfour

The Adventures of Miss Petitfour Miss Petitfour enjoys having adventures that are just the right size fitting into a single magical day She is an expert at baking and eating fancy iced cakes and her favorite mode of travel is par a

  • Title: The Adventures of Miss Petitfour
  • Author: Anne Michaels
  • ISBN: 9781770495005
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Miss Petitfour enjoys having adventures that are just the right size fitting into a single, magical day She is an expert at baking and eating fancy iced cakes, and her favorite mode of travel is par avion On windy days, she takes her sixteen cats out for an airing Minky, Misty, Taffy, Purrsia, Pirate, Mustard, Moutarde, Hemdela, Earring, Grigorovitch, Clasby, CaptaiMiss Petitfour enjoys having adventures that are just the right size fitting into a single, magical day She is an expert at baking and eating fancy iced cakes, and her favorite mode of travel is par avion On windy days, she takes her sixteen cats out for an airing Minky, Misty, Taffy, Purrsia, Pirate, Mustard, Moutarde, Hemdela, Earring, Grigorovitch, Clasby, Captain Captain, Captain Catkin, Captain Cothespin, Your Shyness and Sizzles With the aid of her favorite tea party tablecloth as a makeshift balloon, Miss Petitfour and her charges fly over her village, having many little adventures along the way Join Miss Petitfour and her equally eccentric felines on five magical outings a search for marmalade, to a spring jumble sale, on a quest for birthday cheddar , the retrieval of a lost rare stamp and as they compete in the village s annual Festooning Festival A whimsical, beautifully illustrated collection of tales that celebrates language, storytelling and small pleasures, especially the edible kind

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    1. Mary Poppins meets Jenny and the Cat Club in this collection of five illustrated stories that delight and amuse from their adventurous beginning to their happy end. Video review to come in my March Wrap Up.

    2. It's not often that I will reach for a children's book, but when I do it's normally for something that's light, quirky and easy to read - and this definitely delivered in those areas.I don't have children myself, but I do have cats who were present during the time of my reading this book. So that counts, right?If Mary Poppins was a kooky cat lady, this would be her book. These little short stories follow the adventures of Miss Petitfour, her sixteen cats, and her tablecloth choice for the day.As [...]

    3. I really wanted to like this more than I did. There were parts of it that sparkled and that I really enjoyed, but most of it I just didn't care too much about and some of the explanations and "digressions" (toward the end I was really hating that word) felt almostI'm not even sure - not condescending, but too talk down-ish to kids? And the very lengthy lists of cat names and long convoluted names of most of the women of the town got old really quickly. I just jumped over them and I feel that mos [...]

    4. Such a charming children's book! And the illustrations are super cute. Loved the bits of wisdom from Miss Petitfour's adventures and all her adorable cats!

    5. **I would like to start off by saying that I received The Adventures of Miss Petitfour by Anne Michaels for free via LibraryThing giveaway in exchange for a review. Although I am super grateful and excited for any opportunity at receiving a book for free, I am also very strict with being honest. That being said, giveaways do not impact my reviews.**Well. this is one of those "whoopsie" moments. I entered in giveaway based on the first few words I saw such as "Mary Poppins" and "16 cats" and was [...]

    6. I skim read this, it's only about 100 pages and I did NOT enjoy it at all. I thought it would be a lovely mix between the Dutch Minoes and Mary Poppins, it turns out it's a super basic story format repeated over and over in a bad way. A sort of fake teaching narrative about story lines and words kids will never in their lives run into. I don't like it. The stories weren't entertaining either and most paragraphs were just the same sentence written in 6 different ways

    7. Absolutely charming. Considered a children's book, but I found it to be more of a sweet little collection of funny and interesting adventure's of a single lady and her many cats. Oh, I loved the kitties! Captain, Minky, and-okay, I'll stop.:) Anne Michaels throws words with complete and delightful abandon, making interesting and very perfect-y descriptions! *"The quiet sound of whiskers being licked clean"*-who would have thought to have described it that way?!

    8. Huh. I heard it described as a more modern Mrs Piggle Wiggle, but the sense of wonder wasn't the same for me. Also, the writing reminded me of Lemony Snicket, which should be a selling point, but wasn't. Some kids and parents will love this, but it was too twee even for me.

    9. My rating is based on what the book is because it is very much a candy book. It's got cats and pretty writing and adorable illustrations I'd like to paste all over the place but not a lot of plot and/or characters in fact, not a lot really happens in the story, but that's okay because the book is kind of just an excuse to enjoy the frosting of pretty words and adorable pictures and a "nice" mood. Worth looking through just for that (might be worth owning just to have displayed because "cat pic [...]

    10. I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this book at BEA, and it was so utterly charming and adorable. Being a big cat lover I couldn't help buy enjoy the story of Miss Petitfour, a fantastical Mary Poppins type character and her 16 cats. She sometimes takes off in flight by grabbing a tablecloth and puffing it up like a balloon, and her cats all follow by grabbing tails and forming a long string of cats. Sound weird? It totally is, but in way I could really appreciate.The book has 5 short stories i [...]

    11. My eight-year-old daughter and I loved the story and the charming illustrations. It reminded me—and my mother—a lot of the Mary Poppins books.The repetition of the 16 cats’ names is a staple for children’s literature. For us in particular, we found the extended and voluminous last names of many of the characters to be a tongue-in-cheek parody of how hyphenated some of our fellow Brits are.The short stories are more about adventure and the personalities of the cats than they are about the [...]

    12. Words like delightful and lovely aptly describe, but don't do justice to this little book of wonderfulness. Anne Michaels, award-winning author of Fugitive Pieces, has penned her first book for children, and I do so hope there will be more. Being a Children's Librarian, I was thrilled to discover this title which reminds me of why I became a librarian in the first place; books I read as a child, given to me by my English grandmother, that evoked images and had language that seems to have long-si [...]

    13. Miss Petitfours loves three things: baking delicious treats, her sixteen cats (yes, 16), and flying, by means of one of her favourite table cloths, with the sixteen cats in tow. Anne Michaels' delightful novel for children describes five adventures for Miss Petitfours and her felines. One of her mottoes is "If you have to do something every day - make it fun and you'll never be bored."She cleverly introduces difficult words for her readers (digression, festooning, debonair), always printed in a [...]

    14. This was a very sweet and whimsical book and is what you'd expect from a main character with the name of Miss Petitfour who has 16 cats. It's filled with four unbelievable but cute stories, vocabulary, tea parties, and knitting and baking. I think 1st-4th graders would enjoy it. The illustrations are equally whimsical and might either scare some readers off or might be exactly what some readers need. Note: I totally bought this book because of the cover.

    15. A delightful and quick read. I truly enjoyed sitting with my daughter Gracieeach of us with our own copy and reading this book together. A lovely bonding moment with my sweet daughter. Thanks for the suggestion Jenn! :)

    16. This is a terrific collection of whimsical adventures of Miss Petitfour and her collection of cats who all travel by tablecloth in the wind. It uses beautiful triple-scoop words and will be fabulous to use to teach writing to my grade 4s and the power of words.

    17. A very delightful children's book! Miss Petitfour makes one think a little of Mary Poppins as she flies with the help of her tablecloth. Each day she has little adventures, accompanied by her sixteen cats! A charming read that left me with a smile on my face.

    18. A collection of very silly stories about Miss Petitfour, a woman who flies through the air with tablecloths, and her many cats. Should appeal to 3rd and 4th graders who enjoy Mary Poppins, Pippi Longstocking, etc.

    19. I absolutely adored the writing and illustrations of this book! It was a sweet story with an old-fashioned sensibility.

    20. A collection of charming, whimsical stories about an eccentric lady and her many equally eccentric cats.

    21. I received a copy of this title from Bloomsbury Australia for review.Ten Second Synopsis:Miss Petitfour (the quintessential crazy cat lady) lives alone with an astonishing number of astonishing cats. Travelling by flying tablecloth, Miss Petitfour and the cats get up to five short adventures in this whimsical collection.Hold on to your table linen, for this book is filled with whimsical antics, alluring pastel-hued illustrations and a veritable clowder of cats. Miss Petitfour lives with a total [...]

    22. I picked this up and random because I liked the name and the cover art. I was pleased to find a sweet collections of stories about the funny and fanciful Miss Petitfours and her collection of cats. It made a quick read aloud, although probably more appealing to Katya rather than Nathan. There was some gentle humor and the illustrations were charming throughout.

    23. Gentle and sweet, Miss Petitfour was perfect for my 5-year-old June Bug, who prefers a story during which nothing really happens. There is no drama to speak of, no snarls or sneers from adults, friends, pets, or siblings. Just a fun, lyrical story full of whimsy and some very endearing nonsense.

    24. really wanted to enjoy this book as i had such hopes with the mention of mary poppins and cats--well, 2 thumbs up there, but sadly it fell shorte long list of cat names alone got old very fastrations were good

    25. What a lovely whimsical tale this was, from the enchanting writing to the beautiful illustrations. It's the sort of book that you can enjoy along with a child - I'm definitely buying this for all the children I know.

    26. Completely adorable and utterly charming. I really enjoyed reading this, it was the perfect cross-between Lemony Snicket and Mary Poppins. It was funny and clever and captivating, filled with cats and pastries and books and darling words.

    27. This book is very fun, it includes small but exciting adventures, the kind of adventures that are magical and fun.

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