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In John Patrick Green's Kitten Construction Company: A Bridge Too Fur the feline builders return, this time, with dogs! Construction has never been cuter than in this graphic novel for very young readers! Marmalade and her crew of construction kittens are in high demand! Their latest assignment (and biggest job yet) is to build the new Mewburg bridge. But with the bridge In John Patrick Green's Kitten Construction Company: A Bridge Too Fur the feline builders return, this time, with dogs! Construction has never been cuter than in this graphic novel for very young readers! Marmalade and her crew of construction kittens are in high demand! Their latest assignment (and biggest job yet) is to build the new Mewburg bridge. But with the bridge comes the one thing that cats hate most of all—water! As the team struggles to face their fears and do their jobs, they are forced to get help from some unlikely allies. . . slobbery, car-chasing DOGS.


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In John Patrick Green's Kitten Construction Company: A Bridge Too Fur the feline builders return, this time, with dogs! Construction has never been cuter than in this graphic novel for very young readers! Marmalade and her crew of construction kittens are in high demand! Their latest assignment (and biggest job yet) is to build the new Mewburg bridge. But with the bridge In John Patrick Green's Kitten Construction Company: A Bridge Too Fur the feline builders return, this time, with dogs! Construction has never been cuter than in this graphic novel for very young readers! Marmalade and her crew of construction kittens are in high demand! Their latest assignment (and biggest job yet) is to build the new Mewburg bridge. But with the bridge comes the one thing that cats hate most of all—water! As the team struggles to face their fears and do their jobs, they are forced to get help from some unlikely allies. . . slobbery, car-chasing DOGS.

30 review for Kitten Construction Company: A Bridge Too Fur

  1. 4 out of 5

    Becky B

    The Kitten Construction Company is riding high after successfully building the Mayor’s house and the new city stadium. They quickly jump at the next job the Mayor offers them, but has Marmalade taken on too much for the kittens. Because after all, a bridge does involve water. The stress is starting to get to Marmalade and they may not be able to finish this project. Where can they get more paws to help finish the bridge? I like how this book tackles prejudices in a way that is very kid friendly, The Kitten Construction Company is riding high after successfully building the Mayor’s house and the new city stadium. They quickly jump at the next job the Mayor offers them, but has Marmalade taken on too much for the kittens. Because after all, a bridge does involve water. The stress is starting to get to Marmalade and they may not be able to finish this project. Where can they get more paws to help finish the bridge? I like how this book tackles prejudices in a way that is very kid friendly, but opens the door to more serious conversations. It also gives a great example of knowing when to admit you are wrong and need to apologize. There’s lots to love about this series. The kittens are cute. (And so are the dogs.) The way this series introduces jobs like architects, brick masons, plumbers, and such to kids is great. And the graphic novel format plus the way the topics are presented will appeal to both high readers and reluctant readers, boys and girls, preschool till 3rd grade or so. Highly recommended. We’ll definitely be getting this for our elementary library. I received an ARC of this title from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Barbara

    With two successful construction projects to their credit, the Kitten Construction Company is ready for new challenges. Designing a bridge for Mewburg is no big deal, but there is a problem. Yes, unfortunately, to the dismay of Marmalade and all the other cats except Bubbles, building a bridge is difficult simply because the construction will involve water--and kittens don't like water. It looks as though it's time to bring in reinforcements. But what if they're dogs? It's hard for Marmalade to With two successful construction projects to their credit, the Kitten Construction Company is ready for new challenges. Designing a bridge for Mewburg is no big deal, but there is a problem. Yes, unfortunately, to the dismay of Marmalade and all the other cats except Bubbles, building a bridge is difficult simply because the construction will involve water--and kittens don't like water. It looks as though it's time to bring in reinforcements. But what if they're dogs? It's hard for Marmalade to accept help from canines, but desperate times lead to desperate measures, and it might end up being a useful partnership. Fans of the first graphic novel in this series, Kitten Construction Company: Meet the House Kittens, will enjoy this one just as much as it captures the essence of cats, adorable, unpredictable, and very, very smart. Any reader will be entertained by the antics of these cats.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Neha Thakkar

    When the first in this series came out, I couldn’t believe it didn’t get more hype! These are adorable, a bunch of kittens building and being architects? I mean come on! #soadorable! This one is just as cute, has the same witty word play AND even incorporates making new friends and seeing past a stereotype. Recommend!

  4. 5 out of 5

    emyrose8

    Ahh!!! This book is so cute! And it has a great message to go along with it too. It's a short graphic novel that reads really fast. There's some good vocab in here too. The kittens have to overcome their fear of water to build a bridge, and overcome their prejudice against dogs. Lots of lessons can be mined from this colorful, cuddly book. (Plus there are a few Easter eggs for grown-ups to find). Definitely one I'll be recommending to my students. Thanks Netgalley for the ARC!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ryan

    This was just as cute as the first one. This time the Kitten construction has to work around water as they are building a bridge. But there is only one cat who can get close enough to help. So the crew takes on some new staff: dogs. But can the cats ever trust the dogs? This is a great series for beginning readers, or reluctant readers. #LitsyAtoZGN

  6. 5 out of 5

    Rosemary

    The follow-up to last year's Meet the House Kittens, this latest in the Kitten Construction Company series has Marmalade and friends facing a new construction project - building the new Mewburg Bridge! But Marmalade is afraid of water, and what do bridges cross? WATER! The kittens figure out a workaround, and they have to call subcontractors in to help with the demolition work. When the Demo Doggos show up to the site, though, Marmalade's biased feelings about dogs stand in the way of true The follow-up to last year's Meet the House Kittens, this latest in the Kitten Construction Company series has Marmalade and friends facing a new construction project - building the new Mewburg Bridge! But Marmalade is afraid of water, and what do bridges cross? WATER! The kittens figure out a workaround, and they have to call subcontractors in to help with the demolition work. When the Demo Doggos show up to the site, though, Marmalade's biased feelings about dogs stand in the way of true teamwork. Everyone is going to have to learn to work together to get the bridge done! John Patrick Green creates stories that make me happy. Hippopotamister is all about a hippo finding his purpose; the first Kitten Construction Company story was about being taken seriously; and now, A Bridge Too Fur is about overcoming fears and biases, and embracing teamwork to make one's corner of the world a better place. He tells big stories in a small space, with adorable artwork and situations that appeal to young readers while teaching them how to be a positive force in the world. That is good stuff, and that is the kind of book that flies off my shelves here at the library. Kids come for the cute animals, stay for the positive messages. There's some fun humor on the down-low that sharp-eyed readers will catch, like references to a possum street artist named "Panksy", and Marmalade knocking a mic off the podium when he goes to speak (because, that's what cats do). A "How to Draw Kittens" section teaches readers to draw some of the characters in the story. You simply can't go wrong with a John Patrick Green graphic novel. The Kitten Construction Company is such a good series for intermediate readers; add this one to your collections.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Amy Pickett

    Marmalade and her team, House Kittens Construction, have just completed Mewburg Stadium and are looking for their next project. Designing a new bridge to replace Mewburg’s old one is outside Marmalade’s comfort zone as an architect, but that makes it an exciting new challenge! The mayor greenlights the project, and Marmalade is ready to begin catstruction when she remembers … all that water. Falling behind schedule, she must contemplate the unthinkable: hiring Carl Barks and his Demo Doggos (who Marmalade and her team, House Kittens Construction, have just completed Mewburg Stadium and are looking for their next project. Designing a new bridge to replace Mewburg’s old one is outside Marmalade’s comfort zone as an architect, but that makes it an exciting new challenge! The mayor greenlights the project, and Marmalade is ready to begin catstruction when she remembers … all that water. Falling behind schedule, she must contemplate the unthinkable: hiring Carl Barks and his Demo Doggos (who conveniently love water)! Can Marmalade swallow her pride, save her company, and prevent a construction catastrophe? The House Kittens and the Demo Doggos will have to work paw-in-paw to finish the Mewburg Bridge successfully! With plenty of puns referencing Marmalade’s fear of water, keeping the project “afloat,” and dogs staying on the ball, A Bridge Too Fur rewards both read-alouds and re-readings. The first book in the series tipped its hat to equality in the workplace, and this installment promotes cooperation, teamwork, and giving others a fair shake. A final page on how to draw Marmalade and her hardhat provides a perfect extension activity. Another ultra-cute addition to elementary graphic novel shelves!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Raymond Library

    A really cute graphic novel and story about putting aside differences to work together and accomplish greatness.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kelsey!

    Eh, similar humor to volume one (I laughed out loud again at the photos of the dogs at work, though perhaps not as hearty of a guffaw as I let out the first time) but the storyline falters; it's pretty much a reworking of the first installment, except now it's the cats treating the dogs poorly, out of prejudice against dogs, misplaced fear, and inflated self-importance. (Except at least by the end the kittens demonstrate some growth! Unlike most humans in the last story.) Though I'm glad there Eh, similar humor to volume one (I laughed out loud again at the photos of the dogs at work, though perhaps not as hearty of a guffaw as I let out the first time) but the storyline falters; it's pretty much a reworking of the first installment, except now it's the cats treating the dogs poorly, out of prejudice against dogs, misplaced fear, and inflated self-importance. (Except at least by the end the kittens demonstrate some growth! Unlike most humans in the last story.) Though I'm glad there was a resolution this time and think it's important that Marmalade models behavior and explicitly says things like "I've misjudged you and my prejudice has held this project back", the ending felt overly preachy and heavy-handed-- especially when the moral is laid out in paragraphs where the rest of the book was in shorter, simpler dialogue. It took me out of the story and I wish it could've been something in the middle between nothing and HERE'S THE LESSON, though hopefully it will help young readers better understand the concepts of empathy, compassion, cooperation, and inclusion. Overall, I appreciate the message but not necessarily the delivery.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Tournas

    The House Kittens Catstruction Company has a new challenge: to build a new bridge in Mewburg. However, bridges by their very nature involve water, and cats do not like water! Enter the canine construction crew to help – but will the cats and dogs get along? A sweet, easy to read early grade graphic novel that delivers gentle drama and a message of feline empowerment and building bridges, pun intended! The simple pencil drawn art is appealing and displayed in large panels with prominent speech The House Kittens Catstruction Company has a new challenge: to build a new bridge in Mewburg. However, bridges by their very nature involve water, and cats do not like water! Enter the canine construction crew to help – but will the cats and dogs get along? A sweet, easy to read early grade graphic novel that delivers gentle drama and a message of feline empowerment and building bridges, pun intended! The simple pencil drawn art is appealing and displayed in large panels with prominent speech bubbles. The human element in the story is represented by a diverse range of skin colors, including a black female mayor and black male main reporter.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Christine

    The Kitten Construction Company was assigned to build a bridge. However, like most cats, they were afraid of water. (Bubbles was a plumber and enjoyed water, but she was the exception.) The kittens found it difficult to get their job done without encountering water. Therefore, they decided to hire dogs to work alongside them. At first, Marmalade treated the dogs unfairly and gave them menial work. She treated the dogs just like the mayor and city planner had treated her. At the end, Marmalade The Kitten Construction Company was assigned to build a bridge. However, like most cats, they were afraid of water. (Bubbles was a plumber and enjoyed water, but she was the exception.) The kittens found it difficult to get their job done without encountering water. Therefore, they decided to hire dogs to work alongside them. At first, Marmalade treated the dogs unfairly and gave them menial work. She treated the dogs just like the mayor and city planner had treated her. At the end, Marmalade and crew finally recognized the dogs as valuable members of the construction team. I appreciated how a cute graphic novel for elementary school students about kitten construction workers packed a valuable lesson about discrimination. I did not like this book quite as much as the previous one or find the message as hard-hitting. Overall, I am giving this book 3.5 stars. I hope the author continues the series because I cannot wait to find out what adventures await Marmalade and her crew next!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Academianut

  13. 4 out of 5

    Joanna

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jewels

  15. 5 out of 5

    Tim

  16. 4 out of 5

    Zena

  17. 4 out of 5

    Liz

  18. 4 out of 5

    John Green

  19. 5 out of 5

    Lauren S

  20. 5 out of 5

    Lauren

  21. 5 out of 5

    Elisabeth Ellington

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

  23. 4 out of 5

    Femme Power

  24. 4 out of 5

    Caroline

  25. 4 out of 5

    Faith

  26. 4 out of 5

    Ashley Komadoski

  27. 5 out of 5

    Emily

  28. 4 out of 5

    Francis S. Poesy

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kimberly

  30. 4 out of 5

    John

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