I Am A Cat

I Am A Cat

Book - 2017
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Simon the housecat points out that he may not roar like a lion or run fast like a cheetah, but he has many other things in common with the big cats.
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, ©2017.
ISBN: 9781419726439
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations ;,28 cm

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SnoIsleLib_LindseyA Nov 18, 2018

Cat lovers unite!

In this picture book, squishy, tenacious housecat Simon tries to convince a group of incredulous big cats that he is, indeed, a cat. The illustrations are spare but expressive. The text is simple and humorous enough for a group read-aloud. I look forward to more books from Galia Bernstein!

ElizF Jun 14, 2018

This worked out better in story time by making it interactive, having the kids to the actions mentioned by each cat.

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wildct2003
May 05, 2018

Nice simple story.

ArapahoeLaurieAnne Apr 30, 2018

You can't be a cat! You're too small, too gray, short and chubby! Discover why Simon is indeed part of the cat family.

pswright Apr 22, 2018

The expressions on the cat's face are wonderful as he convinces the big cats that he is part of their family. There's a little bit of comparative biology involved as little cat explains the similarities of felines. This would be a great addition to storytime.

LibrLdyMapleValley Apr 02, 2018

A simple but clever take on similarities and differences that could easily start a larger conversation with young kids. The book has some laugh out loud moments too. My favorite is when the big cats all look shocked and then crack up laughing.

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LauraMcShaneCLE
Mar 16, 2018

Planning to pair this "fiction" with a non-fiction for a preschool cat storytime! @Wonderopolis

cmlibrary_rkimray Feb 11, 2018

What makes a cat a cat? This playful read-aloud stars a lovable, fluffy, gray tabby cat interacting with different "big cats" like lion, puma, and cheetah, who don't believe that such a small kitten could possibly be a cat like them. I love the illustrations, especially the expressive faces and bodies of the big cats, and the pages that show just their tails, paws with claws, and eyes glowing in the dark. A fun (and educational!) read-aloud for storytimes about cats.

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