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Cat Secrets Hardcover – January 4, 2011
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Top Customer Reviews
Received this book as (as a gift from my wish list) in my school library and read it to a class of kindergardeners. They loved it! We talked about who had a cat as a pet and if cats were like the ones in the book. They loved the tests the cats in the book made the audience do. Some kept commenting on the mouse in the story and some kept acting like cats! It's a great choice for a story time and pre-schoolers through 3rd graders will enjoy it.
The best part about this book is the interactive aspects. The cat conducts a series of tests to determine if the reader is a cat. The reader is asked to meow, purr, stretch, and finally take a nap. This makes it a natural choice for story times as long as the story reader is willing to ham it up and use some creativity in their telling. My only fault with this one is that the ending seemed a bit anti climactic. Everyone goes to sleep after taking a cat nap, then.... that's it. All done. It just seems rather abrupt after there was so much fun to be had. Also, there's probably a couple too many wordless spreads here that might make a read aloud a bit awkward unless you prepare. Sometimes wordless spreads can add to the book's impact. These however, seem superfluous. I still think this can be a read aloud success, and I think it's real strength will lie in individual sharing where the parent can invite the child to participate fully in the wordless sections.
So, all in all this is a vastly entertaining book good for groups (but you'll have to do a bit of preparation), and sure to be a lap share favorite for most any child. For more cat hijinks, be sure and check out There Are Cats in This Book - another great read aloud choice that flows a bit better. Recommended.
Oh the fun of 2nd person point of view. Jef Czekaj really gets the reader into the book and each page is leaving you wanting more. Would make a great read to little ones to get them trying to act like a cat!
The straightforward illustrations are perfect for sharing with younger children, reminiscent of Mo Willem's work, they allow the reader to focus on what is happening without being distracting. The 'tests' that the cats come up with provide a perfect opportunity for children to participate in the story. The ending is a bit abrupt, and it would have been nice to find out some of the 'cat secrets' but the story still provides plenty of fun.
This is a cute, fast read that encourages kids to act (meow, purr, stretch like a cat). The illustrations are bold and comical, particularly the wordless ongoing antics of a mouse who is trying to steal the cats' secrets while the cats are busy testing the reader. Three to six-year olds with a funny bone will enjoy this story.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great book for young cat lovers. I introduced my daughter's kindergarten class to it when I was a guest reader at school. Everyone participated, laughed and loved it.Published 2 months ago by Lisa Rivers
My kindergartner, who thinks he's a cat, loved this book. It's a cute little story that asks the readers to prove they are cats by meowing, purring, stretching, etc. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mayflower Girl
My Kindergartner LOVES this book! It is so cute and entertaining, I would recommend to anyone with kids! Great book!Published 23 months ago by RFC
I am a special ed assistant and bought this for one of my autistic students. I love to hear her giggle at the funny parts. Read morePublished on May 18, 2013 by ilovetoshop
It is awesome. Another book I recommend for your child is Skippy Jon Jones! The big yellow one is the sun, and I brought in a cup o dirt for the science fair.Published on May 16, 2013 by Books, the real advantage
This book is a fun book to read aloud with young kids--preschool to kindergarten.
It's an interactive read with the characters calling for the reader to make cat noises. Read more
My daughter got this book from the school library and thought it was funny. She came home telling me about it and then we read it together. Read morePublished on April 30, 2013 by Kate
I teach prek and my students love this book. My daughter is in 2nd grade and the librarian at her school read it to her class and my daughter recommended it to me.Published on March 1, 2013 by Amazon Customer