Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Cat the Cat, Who Is That?

Do you have a little one learning to read at the earliest level? In our house, we love, love Mo Willems. He's just launching a new series for kids just learning to read: Cat the Cat.   This series is geared to the youngest audience of any of the books he's made, but they have the classic Mo Twists. My favorite parts: they make us giggle, and they make my kindergartner want to read them again and again.
Cat the Cat, Who Is That?Cat the Cat, Who Is That?

by Mo Willems
NY: Balzer + Bray, 2010
ages 2 - 5
Cat the Cat is in search of friends. So she wanders down her street, meeting new friends along the way.
Cat the Cat, who is that?
It's Mouse the Mouse!
Cat skips along, meeting a mouse, a duck, a fish.  And then all of a sudden - EEP! - she meets a very strange creature.  Should she be scared? Or fascinated? She has NO idea.  But then this creature waves. Maybe... "It's a NEW friend!"  Hooray! This is a fun book - it certainly made us giggle. And as a parent and teacher, I love the way Cat the Cat meets a new person, wonders about her, and then decides to try playing with someone new and different.

This series is for a younger audience than the Elephant and Piggie books, and will not cause the outrageous laughter that that duo cause.  But Cat the Cat is wonderful for toddlers with very short attention spans, or for preschoolers and kindergartners learning to sound out words on their own.  Mo Willems explains a bit about the creation of this series in this video:

source: HarperKids

You can find these books at your local library using WorldCat, local bookstores, or on Amazon.  If you make a purchase on Amazon using the links here, a small portion will go to Great Kid Books (at no cost to you).  This will be used to purchase more books to review. Thank you for your support!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review! My son loves the Elephant and Piggie books but I wasn't sure how these would compare. This is very helpful.