Millions of Cats – Wanda Gag
**America’s oldest picture book/1928
Once upon a time there was an old man and an old woman who were very lonely. The very old man and the very old woman lived together in a house surrounded by flowers. The only thing missing in their lives was ‘an adorable furry’ cat. And, so the old man went out searching. He found not one cat, but millions and billions and trillions of cats! Unable to decide which one would be the best pet, he brought them all home.
Which poses a new problem…too many cats!
In the long run, the cats eat each other.
Leaving only the homeliest cat…who only needs some love and milk to become beautiful.