Published September 1, 1999
by Kids Can Press, Ltd. .
|Contributions||Martine Gourbault (Illustrator)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||32|
Mr. McGratt and the Ornery Cat [Marilyn Helmer, Martine Gourbault] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When a stray cat with ideas of his own adopts Mr. McGratt, Mr. McGratt tries to find the cat another home5/5(1). Get this from a library! Mr. McGratt and the ornery cat. [Marilyn Helmer; Martine Gourbault] -- Two strong-minded, lovable characters come to an understanding in this lighthearted tale about acceptance and friendship. Get this from a library! Mr. McGratt and the ornery cat. [Marilyn Helmer; Martine Gourbault] -- "Mr. McGratt does not need a cat! But his troubles vanish with the cat's arrival, so he lets it stay. Underlying the humour is a gentle message about friendship, tolerance . He’s not my cat!” says the grumpy Mr. McGratt about the uninvited stray in this picture book by Marilyn Helmer (author of Fog Cat and The Boy, the Dollar and the Wonderful Hat). McGratt’s an old curmudgeon who insists this puss is much too ornery to keep. “Scat! Scram! Skedaddle!” he shouts throughout the story.
Mr. McGratt has his problems, but when it comes to the ornery cat that arrives one day and won't leave, he becomes angry, bellowing, "Scat! After a very slow start, Helmer's story of two grumps finding one another comes to a gratifying : Marilyn Helmer. When a cat shows up on his doorstep one day and decides to stay, Mr. McGratt is less than happy. The last thing he wants is a cat, especially an ornery one! So McGratt decides to give him away to his cat-loving neighbors. But one by one they bring him back because this cat is just too grouchy, even for : Martine Gourbault. Available from another library. Quick Copy View. Marilyn Helmer is the author of "Mr. McGratt and the Ornery Cat and the award-winning "Fog Car. She lives in Burlington, Ontario.
My book Mr. McGratt and the Ornery Cat was inspired by my own twenty-year-old very ornery feline. Fossils, dinosaurs, and the possibility of making a fabulous find were the influences for Dinosaurs on the Beach. Martine Gourbault is a painter and illustrator. She has illustrated a number of picture books including, I Went to the Bay, t and the Ornery Cat and the Dragon Safety series. She resides in Vancouver, : Kids Can Press, Limited. "Mr. Putter & Tabby Turn the Page" by Cynthia Rylant is a picture book divided into small chapters that explores Mr. Putter and his cat Tabby reading books. The book explores Mr. Putter and Tabby reading books alone, together, and with a group at the library. Mr.4/5. Mr. McGratt and the Ornery Cat by Marilyn Helmer. Illustrated by Martine Gourbault. Kids Can Press, 32 p. K At first Mr. McGratt wants to get rid of the cat that has moved in but, in time, he realizes he has found the perfect pet. Mrs. Katz and Tush by Patricia Polacco. Dell Books, 32 p. K