Read Pepper and Poe by Frann Preston-Gannon Online


Orli Zuravicky at Orchard Books has bought Pepper and Poe, a picture book by author-illustrator Frann Preston-Gannon. In the book, two newly introduced cats must learn how to coexist. A 2015 publication is planned; Kirsten Hall at the Bright Agency sold world rights....

Title : Pepper and Poe
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ISBN : 20487357
Format Type : PDF
Number of Pages : 274 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Pepper and Poe Reviews

  • Julie
    2019-02-28 08:38

    This book came through my hands at the Library & I just had to check it out due to the gorgeous illustrations! Lots of fun as two cats get to know each other, and eventually gang up on the dog!

  • molliekay
    2019-03-15 07:31

    It's a really cute book until the end. That's not the best message to send to kids: just blame someone else for your mistakes.

  • Lauren
    2019-03-21 08:30

    This is a pretty cute book about a cat whose humans get a kitten he doesn't care for. But slowly, they become friends. Great illustration and a cute story.

  • Casandria
    2019-02-27 12:15

    Ahh, the cuteness! If you've ever had doubts about getting a new sibling (or have kids who've experienced it), this book is for you!

  • Amanda
    2019-03-17 13:24

    Best of 2015. SO CUTE! Could totally relate to this as my 2 cats were not thrilled with each other exactly; um, ok, so they still aren't sometimes.

  • Julie
    2019-03-05 06:16

    Creative, original digital artwork and a fun story, as senior cat Pepper has to adjust to the young interloper, Poe, who is the newest member of the household. Frann Preston-Gannon's illustrations definitely capture the mischief and playfulness of a young kitten, as well as the leisurely life of an older cat who loves napping on Sundays. But Poe learns to love Sundays, too! Very cute and simply told for younger readers.

  • Christine Turner
    2019-03-08 11:37

    Maurice Sendak Fellowship Award Winner Frann Preston-Gannon makes her US picture book debut with this hilarious yet touching story about two soon-to-be sibling cats, Pepper & Poe. Pepper is an old cat. He's set in his ways, and used to his normal routine in the house that he rules--or thinks he rules, anyway! Yup, he's got everything down to a science, including how to manipulate the house dog. That is until a new kitty named Poe comes along and starts messing up everything! Can Poe get Pepper to accept him as part of the family? This hilarious story reinvents the age-old new sibling topic with a furry twist, taking an emotionally heavy subject and masking it with humor--all while reinforcing the days of the week! Frann Preston-Gannon, the 2011 Maurice Sendak Fellowship Award Winner, makes a stunning US picture book debut with her unique, eye-catching artwork and clever use of text.Author NotesFrann Preston-Gannon is a South London based illustrator and designer. Her first picture book, The Journey Home , was published in October 2012 and has been shortlisted for both the Waterstones Children's Prize and the Cambridgeshire "Read it Again" book prize. It has also been shortlisted by Junior Magazine for "Best Picture Book" and "New Talent" and longlisted for the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal.Subject:Cats -- Juvenile fictionKittens -- Juvenile fictionNote: This book mentions the days of the week. Also, it may be a helpful book to a child with a new sibling.

  • American Mensa
    2019-03-20 07:32

    Cats are the best!I loved this book! Cats are my favorite and this was about two cats named Pepper and Poe. It starts off with just Pepper. She looks just like my cat Tara. Pepper loves most days of the week. She likes to sleep and play. But on Wednesday something changes. Another cat named Poe arrives. Pepper does not like it at all. Pepper does not like other cats and neither does my cat Tara. It’s a “cat”astrophe! Like most kittens, Poe gets in big trouble. Poe chases Pepper around and makes a huge mess. Their owner is not happy. I don’t want to tell you the ending, but it was super funny and involved the dog.Even though the main characters were cats, I could really relate to this book. It reminded me of me and my brother. He chases me around, and tries to get me in trouble. Everyone thinks he’s so cute. It can be hard being a big brother, so I liked Pepper. She reminded me of my favorite cat Tara. But this book reminded me that even though my brother can be annoying, he’s also my friend. I have this fun playmate just like Pepper does with Poe.I would recommend this book for 5-6 year olds. It’s funny. Poe made me laugh a lot. I like that Pepper and Poe really exist. I saw their pictures on the back book cover. I want to write a book about my cat. Meow! Review by Cameron H., Age 5, New Mexico Mensa

  • Jennifer Strong
    2019-03-04 14:27

    Every day in Pepper's life is wonderful! As the lone cat in the household, Pepper can do whatever she wants. All that changes on a Wednesday when her human introduces her to Poe. Tiny Poe ruins the next few days getting in Pepper's way, playing with Pepper's toys, and just being an all-around nuisance. Pepper tries to hide away, up high on a shelf. Naturally, Poe tries to climb up high too, but crashes down to the floor. Concern for her new sibling outweighs Pepper's dislike and she hops down to comfort the little kitty. Their friendship blooms as they both blame the crashed mess on the dog. I think it's funny that I randomly pick up a story with the same message as another book that I just read (Say Hello to Zorro!) except this story has cat characters. I like that this story highlights Pepper's compassion when Poe falls down. Even though Poe was annoying, Pepper didn't want her to get hurt. I think it's the same with human siblings. We may think a brother or sister is a pest, but we wouldn't want anything bad to happen to them. This story shows that life is better when you share it with a buddy.

  • Robin Morgan
    2019-03-07 14:25

    My OH and I have been cat lovers ever since we got married, which is why I can’t resist entering any book giveaway which is offering a book about cats, and how I came to receive this hardcover book through a GoodReads giveaway. The following is my honest opinion for it.Ms. Preston-Gannon has done wonderful in teaching her young readers what might happen when a new cat enters a home where an older cat already lives. I know this to be the case since we’ve gone through this three times, once when we adopted a second cat and twice to replace a cat which had died. And just like in the book, we’ve experienced how the older cat accepted its new companion but only until a certain point.While the illustrations here help its reader in visualized what’s happening, the only drawback for the book is the black background the author/illustrator has decided to use for the illustrations; which is why I giving this book only 4 STARS.

  • Jane
    2019-03-24 11:25

    There’s nothing particularly special about the storyline of Pepper & Poe. Older animal/child meets younger animal/child. Initially, there is tension. There is frustration. There is even animosity. Eventually, though, there is understanding. Pretty standard “dealing with a new sibling is hard” stuff. Still, what makes Pepper & Poe so much fun is its delightful twist ending, in which the two cats are suddenly united by a common goal, one that will ring particularly true to cat lovers. Preston-Gannon’s simple text is complemented by her unique illustrative style, putting a refreshing spin on a familiar story.

  • Dolly
    2019-03-23 14:38

    I saw this book at our local library while perusing the stacks. The narrative is short and gives an overview of the days of the week as a cat bemoans the addition of a new family member.The digital illustrations are cute and fuzzy, without too much detail. I am sure that it will really appeal to younger children,.

  • Jill
    2019-03-14 11:15

    Pepper the old cat isn't sure about Poe the new cat. A short story that captures the suspicion and annoyance involved when a new pet enters the home, and the friendship that evolves over time. Amazing illustrations!

  • AMY
    2019-02-28 09:20

    Cute story about a cat named Pepper who suddenly has to deal with a new member of the family - a kitten named Poe. Awesome illustrations that look like pastel pieces glued into a collage on top of black paper. Very interesting. I love the expression on the animal faces throughout. Nice conclusion. Kids will love this one. I have been reading it to my kindergarteners this past week and they love it. They all sigh and seem to really get into the story well. Highly recommended Gr. K-1.

  • Amy
    2019-03-04 08:10

    Available in English and Spanish

  • Meg
    2019-03-14 12:35

    The biography of my old cat Mackerel, whose life was essentially ruined (temporarily) by the adoption of two kittens.

  • Penny
    2019-03-23 14:26

    Cute book! Nice illustrations too!

  • Margo Tanenbaum
    2019-03-11 13:30

    This is an adorable picture book about a happy cat, Pepper, who becomes decidedly unhappy when her owner brings in a new kitten/sibling, Poe. Predictably, they become friends at the end, but not too much! This is a good book for a child with a new sibling. The digital artwork, set on black backgrounds, reminded me of Lois Ehlert or Eric Carle's collage style, and is particularly striking, with the cats depicted with enormous eyes and the people shown from the cats' perspective, largely feet and legs.

  • Kathryn (Nine Pages)
    2019-03-12 14:13

    First posted on my blog, Nine Pages.A customer actually pointed this book out to me first. She had read a review and wanted to see the book for herself. The illustrations are pretty cute: black background with a white kitten with big orange eyes and a gray cat with big green eyes and a chestnut dog. Pepper, the gray cat, likes Sundays. He likes Mondays too and Tuesdays. These are lazy days, days when he can just enjoy the quiet house. But then a kitten arrives, and his days get worse and worse as the kitten causes chaos and Pepper is asked to share. Then Pepper and Poe create such a mess that they are about to get in trouble, but both simultaneously blame the dog. Scholastic describes this as a sibling story—but I’m not sure that blame your eldest sibling for trouble your fighting has caused is a good tactic to suggest to ease sibling tension. I don’t know that most kids will read this as a sibling story, though. The cats in the story are very catlike.

  • Jillian
    2019-02-22 11:22

    It reminded me *very* much about the time when my second cat joined the household. Cat #1 was not pleased (The page where the kitten is first presented and Pepper just goes, "I don't like it." was spot-on!) and the next week or so was exactly as shown in the book.The only sore spot was the "blame the dog" bit that happens in lots of kids' books, and it always rubs me the wrong way. I don't see the humour in getting someone else in trouble for what you've done, and I don't want my kiddos to think it's cute or funny, either.That said, it's an adorable book, and I recommend it!

  • Jennifer
    2019-02-24 12:34

    I wish I wrote this book! I love the two-cat jealousy/confusion idea that a kid with a new baby in the house could relate to, and this is so charming. The facial expressions of Pepper and Poe are adorable and expressive. The illustrations are unique. All and all, a super fun & creative picture book. There is tongue-in-cheek blame happening in this story, which may perturb adults, but I think it's pretty funny and innocuous. It sort of reminds me of the ending of a cheesy 70's-80's sitcom. Children tend to have the best sense of humor, right?

  • Dione Basseri
    2019-02-27 12:11

    Your typical new-cat book, really. Nothing to make it stand out either as above or below-average, except perhaps, if you're concerned about it, a bit of shifting blame to an innocent party. The family dog does nothing wrong, but gets blamed for cat destructiveness. Something to keep in mind, if you have any objections, but it wasn't so bad that I felt turned off by the book.This is just a library borrow, for me. There's so many cat books out there that I can't even recommend it for cat people gifts. Just bring it home for a few weeks and let it run its course.

  • Juliana Lee
    2019-03-01 10:25

    Pepper loved life. Every day of the week, until a new kitten arrived. The new kitten ruined everything. Pepper just wanted to get away. But the new kitten tried to follow him and ended up crashing to the ground making a huge mess and scaring himself. When asked who made the mess, both Pepper and Poe blamed the dog. From then on, the kitten loved Pepper, and Pepper tolerated the kitten.

  • The Library Lady
    2019-03-20 06:25

    Okay, this is the classic cat-learns-to-love-new-kitten story. But what makes it stand out is the spare,droll text, the bold art-bright colors popping on black backgrounds, and the perfect blame-it-on-the-dog ending.The author/illustrator won a Maurice Sendak fellowship, and spent a month working with the great man himself. I think he would have approved of this book--as do I.

  • Laura
    2019-03-14 10:24

    Pepper, a content only cat, has to learn to share when kitten Poe moves in. This was a great story to share with my 3-year-old who's having a tough time sharing at school right now. While I don't normally love books with lots of dark colors, the use of black pages with colorful text and cute cats worked beautifully. Perfect for the preschool set.

  • Lynn
    2019-03-20 09:08

    Fabulous illustrations and really fun story. The capitulation is a bit easy. The new-cat-in-the-family wars went on a looong time in our house but this makes a better book. The black background threw me a bit until the arrival of the white kitten and then it made perfect sense. This could be a fun book to use with pre-K for days of the week or sharing.

  • Kristina Jean Lareau
    2019-03-22 10:19

    Pepper liked most days...until Wednesday when a new kitten arrives...I am a sucker for cat books. Really. This one is hilarious in its truth, straight forward in its narration and very breathable despite its all black background.The digital illustrations are fun and textured enough so that the flawlessness of the images do not feel overwhelming.

  • Harker
    2019-03-16 08:27

    I liked the simplistic art, but this book was advertised as a good book for siblings. The message at the end, when the two cats "team up" and blame their bad behavior on the eldest sibling (the dog), is not a good one for children. It makes it seem like it's okay to blame others for your mistakes, which is not something I want my child learning.

  • Diane
    2019-02-24 09:30

    Every day is wonderful in Pepper's week until Wednesday when "something changed." Suddenly, there is a kitten in the house and Pepper doesn't like it. But change can have its benefits ...Adorable illustrations.

  • Alyssa
    2019-03-17 11:20

    Our family is considering a second cat, and this book could not have come at a better time. We keep going back and forth on whether or not the two cats will get along, etc. This is an adorable story about an old cat who is surprised by a new addition to the family. So simple and so cute.