358M: Children’s book on a boy and too many cats

I’m hoping you can help us find this book we read to my daughters when they were young in the late 1990s, early 2000s:
The book is either a picture book or a beginning readers book about a boy who loses his cat, and decides to put “wanted” posters up around his neighborhood. But he forgets to put a picture of his cat on the poster, and neighbors bring all sorts of cats of every variety to his house and his home fills up with cats. There are lovely illustrations of the different kinds of cats. We can’t remember the author, illustrator, or the title, so this might be a challenge for you.

One thought on “358M: Children’s book on a boy and too many cats

  1. It looks like this may be Pussycats Everywhere! by Sheila McGraw:

    “Karen has lost her cat, Mr. Whiskers, on Friday night. She looks all over for him, and decides to put “Lost Cat” posters on trees and light posts around town.

    Soon cat rescuers begin to arrive at her home with “found” cats they leave with her. By the time she has thirty-seven cats, she understands why — she did not describe Mr. Whiskers on her poster, and every person who finds a cat delivers it to Karen.

    Thirty-seven cats are a lot of cats. There are pussycats everywhere in the house, and Karen has a descriptive name for each: Purcee, Shredder, Clawdia, Groucho… all thirty-seven are painted in rich detail, and kids will enjoy matching names in the text to the illustrated cat.”

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