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Summary: Silly Cat is a very busy feline. Come along as she flies to the moon and chases bees in a jug. This is a picture book with antics for toddlers and sight words for kids learning to read.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, anytime reading, family reading, playtime reading, read aloud book, learning to read, remedial reading
Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 5; read yourself: 5 to 8
Interest Level: 2 to 6
Age of Child: Started reading with child nearly 6 years old.
Young Reader Reaction: Our child loved the crayon drawings that match her own styles of houses, trees, and the sun. S/He laughed at Silly Cat and followed along closely as we pointed to the words.
Adult Reader Reaction: The two-dimensional crayon drawings complement the simple actions and text very well. We know we'll tire of reading this before our child does, but it is simple enough that by then, s/he can read it independently.
Pros: This is a book that kids will want to read often and is simple enough that preschoolers will memorize it and THINK they're reading! This is a good book for emerging readers: big print, one sentence per page, lots of repetition for sight words.
Cons: None, unless you prefer stories that have a plot.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This is a book that offers multiple uses, but is not a story that we would keep in our permanent library.
Educational Themes: For toddlers and preschoolers, the illustrations make it easy to engage your child in object identification. You can also dream up your own ideas about things Silly Cat can do. For children learning to read, this is a good book for the "easy reader" collection.
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