Jane Curry with illustrations by Florence Sarah Winship/ published 1945 by Whitman Publishing Co.
Rooting through my mom’s books, I came across this one which just happens to be her all-time favorite. It still has her name “SALLY” scribbled in sweet childhood letters in the front. Published as a “Fuzzy Wuzzy” book, the main character kitty appears in the illustrations coated with a fussy, black fur that my mom remembers being soooo thick and wonderful. The fur is still holding on, and the illustrations are as colorful and vivid as yesteryear. Very sweet story... very sweet book. My son digs it hard.
“That is a smart cat,” said Aunt Cordelia, “but she is going to be a mischief.” “Missniff,” said Polly Pinks, who was just a little girl and couldn’t say a big word like mischief. From that day on the little, black, fuzzy kitten was called Miss Sniff.
Needless to say, the cat does get into some shenanigans that lead to a male suitor and the ultimate mischief, if you know what I mean. Love is all we need. Well, that and loads of offspring.
NOTE: My reviews might be a little short this week. I am actually in the parking lot at the hospital stealing Wi-Fi. Looks like my scanner is DOA too, so hopefully snapshots like this one will do. Hope everyone had a great holiday!
What Happened to Fluffy