This classic Russian folktale has parallels in Japanese and Indian folklore as well. The best-known version was written by poet Samuil Marshak (1887–1964). An adoring old couple concocts increasingly silly names for its kitten before stumbling on the perfect one. Nina Khashchina’s playful watercolor paintings delight audiences young and old, and the interactive text keeps kids guessing up till the final card. Short, simple sentences are ideal for audiences as young as two.
Available at Storycard Theater.