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It's Raining Cats and Dogs in Children's Books

By Janet Alsup

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Animals appearing in children’s books are nothing new. From The Cat in the Hat and The Velveteen Rabbit, to The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Olivia the Pig, animals are a recurrent presence in popular picture books. There are also many memorable animal figures in novels popular with teens, such as Sounder, Old Dan and Little Ann in Where the Red Fern Grows, and Black Beauty. For this issue we decided to focus on perhaps the most ubiquitous animals of all in children’s literature: dogs and cats in picture books.


Katie Osborn

Date 2014
Publication Title First Opinions Second Reactions
Volume 7
Issue 2
ISBN/ISSN 2152-9043
Publisher Purdue University
Location of Publication 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907
Language English
Additional Language English
  1. Adolescents
  2. Animals in culture
  3. Animals in literature.