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The Cat that Dafna Wants

Avirama Golan
AGE: 3-8

Dafna knows exactly what she wants - she wants a cat for her birthday. It`s to be a bit black and a bit white; roundish and plump would be just right, with a little pink nose and a soft meow, and this special cat would be called Powe. All the family work together to find a cat just like that, but when Dafna finally meets one, there`s no magic in the air and she doesn`t fall in love.
The night before her birthday, Dafna lies awake in bed and suddenly she hears the sound of a cat in distress. She fetches it inside, feeds it and takes it into her bed. When her family come to wake her up in the morning with a birthday cake and candles, they`re amazed to see that she has found her own birthday present: a skinny ginger cat with tiger stripes but no soft meow, the kind of cat that definitely isn`t called Powe. But Dafna, who has already fallen in love, knows that this is the cat she wants.
A sweet and humorous book about the mysterious ways of love.

Illustrations: Raya Karas


English translation available (for publishers only)

AGolan_Cat that Dafna wants
Title The Cat that Dafna Wants
Author’s Last Name Golan
Author's First Name Avirama
Genre children-picture bk
Publisher (Hebrew) Kinneret, Zmora-Bitan
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 2008
No. Pages 38 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) He-Chatul She-Dafna Rotza
Representation Represented by ITHL

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