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Grade 1-4-After a rough start, and a brief internment in a mail box, Socks the cat has landed on his feet. He belongs to the Brickers-a young couple who dote on him. Then a baby arrives in the household and Socks discovers that the people he'd trained so well no longer consider him the center of their universe. This is devastating, but eventually he finds a new place that everyone can be happy with. This is an hilarious book by Beverly Cleary (Morrow, 1973), told from the cat's point of view, and Neil Patrick Harris does a slam-bang job of presenting it. He provides voices for each character but, more importantly, he reads the story with humor and expression, bringing it to life. Listeners feel a kinship with Socks and root for his success, even while acknowledging his foibles. Both children and adults with roar with laughter at Sock's antics and cringe at his misdeeds. This is a great production that deserves to be enjoyed by a wide audience.
Teresa Bateman, Brigadoon Elementary School, Federal Way, WA
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“Hilarious...Both children and adults will roar with laughter at Socks’s antics and cringe at his misdeeds.” (School Library Journal)See all Editorial Reviews
For anyone who's ever had a cat or a baby or both, or neither (I loved this book as a kid, with no cats or babies on the horizon. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Simona Ludlow
Everyone who likes cats should read this book. Very funny. The only part I didn't like was when the cats fought. LT age 7Published 1 month ago by LT
My 7 year old daughter loved this sweet story about a cat and the baby in his household.Published 2 months ago by JOHN J BOWLING
Sweet little book. But did not hold my children interest at all although they love cats.Published 4 months ago by Nancy in Brooklyn
The second grade children to whom I read weekly really liked this story, especially the conclusion. You can't get any better than that!Published 5 months ago by George P. Jones, III
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