From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1. With large print and a vocabulary of about 25 words, this beginner book will be popular with children just learning to read. A girl finds three cats and plays with them. When they start to leave, she begs them to stay. There's a rollicking rhythm and lots of happy faces. Buck's rhyming sentences are enjoyable?"I can see cats. One, two, three cats," but occasionally stilted?"I will come, cats, to find one cat." Fortunately, Westcott's cartoon illustrations clarify the meaning, giving strong clues to support the text.?Sharon R. Pearce, San Antonio Public Library, TX
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Preschool^-Gr.1. A little girl tries to entice three feisty cats into becoming her playmates in a preprimer that tackles basic vocabulary. The story is sweet and very simple, with the text ensuring reading success by using fundamental vocabulary words (I
, etc.) over and over again. The double-page spread watercolors have a light, unrestrained feel, well suited to the exuberance of a child at play. Stephanie Zvirin