Tuesday, December 12, 2017

There Are No Cats In This Book

There Are No Cats In This Book. Viviane Schwarz. 2010. Candlewick Press. 32 pages. [Source: Library]

First sentence: Did you pack the can opener? Psst--I think I just heard something...Hello! You look friendly. Have you come to visit? The thing is, we're just about to go. Yes, we're going to see the world...Sorry we can't stay. Nice to have met you. Bye! Let's go out of the book this way. We just have to get through here. Everybody PUSH.

Premise/plot: Moonpie, Tiny, and Andre are back in a second adventure. In this one, the three cats are ready to leave for vacation. But...there seems to be a BIG problem. The cats are having trouble LEAVING the book and entering the 'real' world. Can young readers help them out?!

My thoughts: This is an interactive picture book which I really enjoyed reading. Once again these three cats talk to little ones directly. It's fun and silly. For a book with NO cats there sure are a lot of cats in this one. If your little one loved the first book, this one is a must. If your little one hasn't read the first book, I think it could easily stand alone as well. (Though you'll probably want to seek out There Are Cats In This Book as well.)

Text: 5 out of 5
Illustrations: 3 out of 5
Total: 8 out of 10

© 2017 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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