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“Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.” More
Summary: A little girl tells us all of the things that her kitten does. This is a rhyming picture book that can also be an easy reader.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book.
Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 6; read yourself: 6 to 9
Interest Level: 2 to 5
Reading Level: 1.4
Age of Child: Read with a 9-year-old girl.
Young Reader Reaction: "Can I get a kitten?" Our daughter thought the text was too young, but she still kept turning the page to see the cute kitten.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is not a story as much as it is a poem. The illustrations are bright and expressive. They complement each stanza well (just 4 lines per 2-page spread). The vocabulary repetition makes this a very nice choice for developing readers.
Pros: Expressive illustrations combine with an easy-to-read poem that will make animal lovers purr.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. A fun story to share (especially for cat households), but not one that you'd keep forever.
Educational Themes: Young children will enjoy listening to you read this short poem. Children just learning to read will get great practice with common words.
Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.