Ruffles and the Teeny, Tiny Kittens (Ruffles #2)

by David Melling (Author) David Melling (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Ruffles

Join Ruffles as he faces the trials and tribulations of preschool life in this bright picture book series from award-winning author and illustrator David Melling.

As Ruffles learns about the world around him, he discovers there are lots of things he likes . . . and some things he doesn't! He loves scratching, digging, and chewing, but he does not like the teeny, tiny kittens. No, no, no, no, NO! They pounce and purr and snore and chase and poop! Worst of all, they want to play with Ruffles's blue blanket, and Ruffles doesn't want to share. But the teeny, tiny kittens don't understand, and there's trouble when the blue blanket is accidentally ripped. Luckily, Ruffles's new feline friends show him how sharing together is the very best way to make friends and play.

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Kirkus Reviews

A sweet, funny lesson in interspecies friendship and sharing.

Review quotes

Melling's second outing with Ruffles is as charming as the first. The white pup with a big gray circle around his eye is as expressive as ever, and he is joined by an adorable cadre of kitties. . . . A sweet, funny lesson in interspecies friendship and sharing.
—Kirkus Reviews
David Melling
David Melling grew up in London and has illustrated for magazines and advertising agencies as well as animated TV and film. He is the creator of the Hugless Douglas series and the picture book The Kiss That Missed, which was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal. The creator of around 150 books in over thirty languages, David Melling lives near Oxford, England, with his wife and their two children.
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Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication date
October 20, 2022
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV002050 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Cats
JUV002070 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dogs
Library of Congress categories
Picture books

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