Valeri Gorbachev moved to the United States from his native Ukraine in 1991. He has illustrated more than fifty children's books, half of which he also wrote, including Me Too!; Nicky and the Big, Bad Wolves; That's What Friends Are For; and Turtle's Penguin Day. His books have been translated into many languages, and he has participated in numerous exhibitions of children's book illustrations in the United States, the former Soviet Union, and Europe. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
"The simple, repetitive text is smart--it establishes an appealing rhythm even as it lets beginning readers practice their skills. Ink-and-watercolor illustrations are homey and cozy. Sketchy lines capture not only Tiger's satisfied expression but also the surprise of all those who see them on the street. . . . an appealing picture of domestic harmony sure to warm the hearts of youngsters."--Booklist
"Gorbachev's familiar watercolor illustrations bring this 'tall tale' to life as this dear old lady raises her beloved kitten. . . . Youngsters will easily understand the joke and laugh at the astounded faces of Miss Bell's neighbors when she and Tiger go for a walk. But watch out! They may try to find that pet store! A splendid addition."--School Library Journal