How to Be A Cat

How to Be A Cat

Book - 2013
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Cut-paper illustrations and single words of text show a kitten's attempts to imitate an adult cat's mastery of such skills as stretching and stalking.
Publisher: New York : Abrams Appleseed, c2013.
ISBN: 9781419705281
Branch Call Number: MCC PETS
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 22 x 28 cm.


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Jul 14, 2020

Great for toddlers and kids who are learning to read. With one verb on each page, children can sound it our or guess by the action of the cat in the picture. Make it interactive by imitating the actions of the cat.

Jan 07, 2020

Too simple; there’s only one word on each page.

Aug 19, 2019

My two year old adores this book, so much that we purchased it after borrowing it from the library. The drawings are nice to look at and the single words in here seem to be encouraging him to try and read and spell more than others. We will be trying Apple next.

LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

A very simple picture book with lovely illustrations.

nypl_morningside_heights Sep 24, 2014

A beautifully illustrated book of cat behaviors. Fun to read with toodlers but have you cat actions worked out ahead of time as they want to try the benaviors.

ChristchurchLib Jun 25, 2013

In this beautifully simple and visually striking book, a tiny kitten observes an adult cat to learn how to stretch, clean, listen, hunt, pounce, and feast, as well as other essential cat behaviours. The spare, dynamic cut-paper illustrations "miraculously evoke the frisky, fluid physicality of feline movement" (Kirkus Reviews), and the playful kitten's eagerness to learn will resonate with children and invite repeat readings. With just a single word per page, How to Be a Cat is a great pick for beginning readers, but will delight readers of all ages.

Picture books newsletter June 2013.


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Jan 07, 2020

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