Three Little Kittens is the first Little Golden Book, illustrated by Masha, in 1942. The Shy Little Kitten, illustrated by Gustaf Tenggren, (who also illustrated The Poky Little Puppy), is also one of the original 12 Little Golden Books. My 2 oldest daughters, Keira and Tegan, each have a stuffed animal cat as their best buddy that they bring everywhere. (Baby Brielle doesn't have a favourite animal yet!) Keira's cat is named Fiddlesticks and Tegan's cat is named Cat.