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“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”
Summary: This is an ABC book where each letter is illustrated with a different cat doing something amusing. This is an ABC book that can also serve as an easy reader.
Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read
Recommended Age: read together: 1 to 4; read yourself: 5 to 8
Interest Level: 2 to 5
Age of Child: Read with a 2-year-old boy.
Young Reader Reaction: My son liked the different cats, their faces, and their actions. He tried to do what the cats were doing, like lying down or sitting on the edge of a couch.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is a fun way to look at the alphabet. I liked the cats and how the illustrations played with the letters of the alphabet. I was surprised but he sat through the whole book, but he did ... and he really looked at each page as I read!
Pros: Great illustrations and lots of cat antics make this a fun, easy-to-read book for sharing with a young child.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. This is a good book to have on hand in your nursery. It's especially great for a daycare center and library, too.