NY: Scholastic. (1972). lst printing Papberback issue. B/w illus with yellow accents by the author. Square Sm.8vo. Pictorial wraps. Fine. 
The shop keeper had a lot of kittens. "If I can't give them away, I will have to get rid of them somehow."
"Get rid of them somehow. That sounds sort of scarry." So they children took a kitten home and hid it.