What happens when a cat tries to be a dog? With this second wry primer, the creators of See the Cat return to demonstrate that standing in for a friend can be trickier than expected. The dog is sick today, but have no fear--the cat is happy to take his place But when the book (who is very bossy) tells her to dig a hole, the dirt-averse cat finds a way to accomplish the task while keeping her fur pristine. And when the book demands that she fetch a stick (in the water ) or guard a sheep (from a wolf ), the cat responds in very un-doglike ways. Can the book and the cat reach a happy ending? With simple, repetitive phrases and tongue-in-cheek humor, this spoof on a classic early reader pits a well-meaning but slightly dramatic cat against a highly persistent book in a comical battle of wits that will have kids yowling.
Author: David Larochelle Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA) Published: 09/14/2021 Pages: 64 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 0.75lbs Size: 9.10h x 6.60w x 0.40d ISBN: 9781536216295 Audience: Ages 4-8
Accelerated Reader: Reading Level: 1.3 Point Value: 0.5 Interest Level: Lower Grade Quiz #/Name: 512968 / See the Dog: Three Stories about a Cat
Review Citation(s): Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 07/01/2021 School Library Journal 07/01/2021 pg. 53 Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2021 Booklist 09/01/2021 pg. 83
About the Author David LaRochelle is the author of many books for young readers, including Isle of You, illustrated by Jaime Kim, and How to Apologize and See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog, both illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka. See David LaRochelle in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.
Mike Wohnoutka has illustrated more than thirty books for young readers, including How to Apologize and See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog, both by David LaRochelle. He is also the author-illustrator of several picture books, including the Croc & Turtle series. See Mike Wohnoutka in Minneapolis.