An American classic with a refrain that millions of kids love to chant: Hundreds of cats, thousands of cats, millions and billions and trillions of cats.

Wanda Gág's enchanting tale of the very old man who went off in search of the prettiest cat in the world for his wife and returned instead with millions to choose from has become an American classic, widely recognized as the first modern picture book. First published in 1928, it was a recipient of the 1929 Newbery Honor Award and has gone on to sell over a million copies.

With its charming illustrations and rhythmic, singsong refrain, Millions of Cats remains as beloved today as it was when it first appeared almost a century ago.
Inducted into the Picture Book Hall of Fame in 2017 by the Indies Choice Book Awards

"This Newbery Honor winner is distinguished by innovative design and a strong storyteller's cadence." —School Library Journal's "One Hundred Books that Shaped the Century"

"A perennial favorite."—The New York Times