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Grady the Gray Cat Perfect Paperback – December 7, 2010
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Make way for Grady the Gray Cat! This friendly little furling stars in the book, Grady the Gray Cat Gets Adopted as the little gray kitty who found a lovely home when a couple adopted him. Now, Grady is not your ordinary cat. Grady loves to eat anything! Cookies and chips and sodas, this playful, funny kitty will delight your heart and your little ones'. From chasing bugs and flies up in the air, to crawling inside his mommy's cabinets and running into a room and flopping down the floor, my son was giggling listening to this exciting new story. What makes this book very appealing is its loving, human touch. Grady loves watching sports, cartoons and even your favorite Jeopardy! He plays with his toys and tops off orange juice jugs and that is just a darling! Grady is a loving cat and this great book brings out that same love within your home. I was very touched in the part when Grady asked his mom, "Why did you pick me?" and his mom answered why. You will find yourself smiling all along as you read how this curious, funny yet well-loved cat makes his new home his home. Your kids will adore Grady! Plus, this book brings your more Grady treat as the story continues to Grady the Gray Cat Gets a Toy Fire Truck in this wonderful Flip Book adventure. In this story, Grady gets a new fire truck toy this Christmas from his Uncle Andy, who's a retired fireman and how he enjoyed his new toy. Surely this adorable cat and his adventures will find a permanent home in one's heart and the little ones' bedside. Five stars from a happy mom!!!
Just like Hannah the Hedgehog, this book is also a flip book. The other side tells a fun story of a time when Grady received a fire truck as a present and all the adventures that he has with that. Both stories are fun and share cute messages that children will love having read to them or even reading themselves. I really enjoyed reading through both sides of the book.
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The rhyming scheme, along with the adorable artwork, within the book will definitely be pleasing to the eyes and ears of your child. If you own a cat, chances are that your child has seen your cat do most of the behaviors described throughout the book. Your child can easily relate to the story because of this, and it will keep their short attention spans riveted to the story.
To sum it up, the book is about a kitty who gets adopted by a family and then goes about to describe life with his new family. If you have not picked up this book to read to your child, than I highly recommend you do so. I mean, who does not like reading stories about kitties?
The first part of the story tells how Grady was adopted. Mom and Dad saw him in a cage and were instantly touched by his pathetic situation and they decided to adopt him. Somehow small animals (puppies and kittens especially) evoke in us feelings of sympathy and love - yes, love. The second part of the book describes the adventures (and misadventures) of Grady when his uncle Andy gives him a toy fire-truck. Grady now plays the fire-man and is now immersed in dreams of becoming fire-fighting hero like his uncle.
I think this is a book to be recommended to young and impressible readers. The drawings show an adorable cat that is both cute and mischievous. The story is written in rhythmic verses and the vocabulary is quite suitable for preschool to elementary school children. Although the book contains some typographical errors (e.g. p 7 `Aja, she was the oldest (sic) of the girls - it should have been `the older of the girls; and p12 `When Grady runs, his tail sticks like an antennae (sic) - it should have been `antenna' as `antennae' is the plural for `antenna') they do not mar the overall quality of the book.