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Here Comes the Easter Cat [Kindle Edition]

Deborah Underwood , Claudia Rueda
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A cat with flair to spare, an Easter Bunny with a job to do, and a hilarious break from sticky-sweet Easter fare for fans of Patrick McDonnell and the Pigeon books by Mo Willems.

Why should the Easter Bunny get all the love? That's what Cat would like to know. So he decides to take over: He dons his sparkly suit, jumps on his Harley, and roars off into the night. But it turns out delivering Easter eggs is hard work. And it doesn't leave much time for naps (of which Cat has taken five--no, seven). So when a pooped-out Easter Bunny shows up, and with a treat for Cat, what will Cat do? His surprise solution will be stylish, smart, and even--yes--kind.

An homage to classic comic strips from the author of The Quiet Book and The Loud Book, this Easter treat has a bit of bite, a sweet center, and a satisfying finish—sure to inspire second helpings.

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2—What happens when a lazy cat decides he wants to take over Easter? Readers meet Cat, who conveys his thoughts with pictures and facial expressions. As the story progresses, Cat becomes more and more convinced he is the perfect candidate to replace the Easter Bunny. Will he get his way? The narrator, who kids will enjoy pretending to be, explains Cat's actions and asks all the right questions. "Clothes? No, you don't need special clothes. Well…the Easter Bunny does wear a very nice vest. Wow. That's very…sparkly." This is a book that will be enjoyed in storytimes as well as one-on-one. The wonderful ink-and-color pencil illustrations depict the characters' expressions perfectly, enabling children to decipher what is happening even without the narrative. The combination of witty text, plentiful white space, and brilliant images make this a truly winning book, especially for libraries looking to expand their Easter collections.—Brooke Rasche, La Crosse Public Library, WI

From Booklist

Have you ever noticed that no holidays have cats as their mascots? The silent cat in Here Comes the Easter Cat has, and he’s a bit put off by it. Communicating with a patient narrator through signage, facial expressions, and body language, the cat reveals that he plans to take over the Easter Bunny’s job, roaring along on his motorcycle and delivering those Easter eggs himself (the narrator helpfully suggests that delivering hairballs might not be the way to go). Until, that is, he finds out that the exhausting egg-delivery schedule doesn’t include time for his customary seven naps. Nevertheless, he manages to find a way to lend a helping hand and contribute to the holiday after all. Underwood (The Quiet Book, 2010) offers a hilarious give-and-take between feline and narrator that will work across a wide age range, as she imbues the cat with a prickly but eager personality, without having him utter a word. Rueda gets the joke, enhancing the fun with soft, warm tones; a great “performance” from the cat; and plenty of clever sight gags. Preschool-Grade 1. --Jesse Karp

Product Details

  • File Size: 5753 KB
  • Print Length: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Dial (January 28, 2014)
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Not enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #712,339 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable story of unexpected friendship & teamwork January 28, 2014
Everybody loves the Easter Bunny... well, everybody, that is, except Cat. Cat has a plan to steal Easter from the bunny we all know and love. Soon, everyone will love Easter Cat, in all his sparkly, motorcycle riding glory. Except, Cat loves naps, and delivering millions of eggs in one night doesn't leave a lot of time for sleep. With this in mind, Cat has hatches a new plan that leaves time for that important eighth daily nap. Readers will love Cat's antics and hilarious expressions in this adorable story of unexpected friendship and teamwork.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it Love it Love it February 11, 2014
Unique and engaging. A wonderful addition to a classroom seasonal collection or home library. Lovely size for little hands and an adorable story. Simply beautiful illustrations. One of my favorite spring titles.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious and sweet for all ages February 12, 2014
What a fantastic book! Underwood is a fantastic writer who can use the simplest phrase to create a big impact (See also her Quiet Book). Cat is funny, mischievous, and sweetly selfish yet also genuinely wants to be helpful (just like most little kids!). The illustrations are lovely and mesh perfectly with the story. The perfect book for lap reading or sharing with a loved one.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it - Loved it - Loved it! March 18, 2014
I found this book fresh and funny. I loved the illustrations and the story equally. I especially the way the use of the blank pages to create anticipation. Really an original approach. I think most young readers will appreciate the simplicity of the illustrations and the clever story. It's nice to read a children's book about Easter (or any holiday) that doesn't make you feel like you've eaten too much Easter candy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect March 18, 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I loved this story and the illustrations. The story is fun and whimsical and the illustrations are perfect. What a fun book!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Go, Cat, Go March 18, 2014
My niece and I read this book together (along with her dog), and we really enjoyed it. Great concept, writing and totally sweet illustrations.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and endearing! March 18, 2014
By kevan
Cat needs to be loved—at least as much as the Easter Bunny. In back and forth communication with the reader, Cat takes on a similar if not competitive role as the Easter Bunny only to discover that it may not be as easy as he thought. Especially with no naps! This self-centered yet endearing cat comes up with a solution and everyone is happy! This is a funny and engaging story told simply and with charming illustrations.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
‘Here Comes the Easter Cat’ written by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Claudia Rueda is the story about one jealous cat who wants to become Easter Cat.

The main character Cat is jealous of the Easter Bunny who gets all the attention and love in time of Easter. Therefore our hero will devise a plan that will be revealed during the funny conversation between him and reader, for him to become the Easter Cat. Easter Cat that will be faster and better than Bunny, and do his job with more style…

Deborah Underwood created a funny picture book that encourages children's imagination while Claudia Rueda with her dynamic pen and ink illustrations that have lot of empty white space around main character made this conversational style in which the picture book was made even more effective. Given the approach of Easter time, this is a nice book that for its topic didn’t use religious motifs associated with this holiday season, but nevertheless is very suitable for reading and enjoying in the days that follow.

‘Here Comes the Easter Cat’ brings funny and innovative story and with its style and simplicity may be recommended primarily for children aged 3-5 years whose imagination will be stimulated by Deborah Underwood’s cute nicely drawn picture book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My 4 year old grandson thinks this is very funny.
Published 13 days ago by Judith fearnside
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect from the Easter Bunny... I mean Easter Cat.
My son loves this book! Great Easter gift.
Published 1 month ago by averymama
5.0 out of 5 stars we all enjoy this book
Really silly, we all enjoy this book.
Published 4 months ago by Gretchen Chan
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool Easter book
I got this for my 5 year old grandson, and he loves it! This is a cute and fun story. Well written for a child to enjoy.
Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Such a cute and funny book for the Easter holiday
My kids love this book. I purchased it to read to them during Easter, but they still want to read about the Easter cat's antics well after spring. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Kindle Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Easter Cat
This was a gift for my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter. She enjoyed it the first time, but doesn't seem all that interested in it any more. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Shaz49
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun story and illustrations
Our daughter - age 3.5 - loves this story. The story invites children to imagine why Cat is acting the way it does. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Creative Cooking
5.0 out of 5 stars hilarious!
This has got to be the greatest book ever written!...for a toddler. My 3 yr old thinks this is the greatest book, and I agree. Very funny and engaging.
Published 8 months ago by Dan Pacheco
2.0 out of 5 stars Not much here!
Well, there just isn't enough of interest here, at all. Sorry to have to say this, but this book was a huge disappointment to me. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Carol H.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun and funny!
We love the Easter Cat! This book enthralls and cracks us up. There aren't very many words, but it's a great story and a fun read-together book. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Meg Miller
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