This is a 2 option poll with 50 respondents targeting Number of Kids
(3+, 2, 1). A sample of responses:
- I like B better because I think children can relate much more to wanting to find friends than needing to find a home. Wanting a friend or having more friends is very important and relatable to most children. I like A less because the situation sounds much more pitiful and melodramatic, even for a kitten. In general, I think the idea of finding a friend is much more upbeat and comforting for a child and not so existentially dramatic as finding a home.
- Option B is Grooty Fledermaus finds a friend. I think personally that this is a good book for a 4-8 year old. This age group understand about friends and why friendship is so important. Finding a friend could lead to finding a home which would be the next book we would read to follow through on how life sometimes works.
- My top choice is the "friend" version simply because the other title makes it seem like he is homeless. This may be the case but in light of current unemployment and anxiousness with the economy, I think a friend is needed first and foremost. I wouldn't want to raise the specter of not having a home right now.
- To be completely I wouldn’t purchase either book, based on the title. But if I had to choose it would be B. That is because my child would find it easier to understand looking for a friend because she understands that, not finding a home. Basically this title would hit closer to home for her.