- Age Range: 4 - 7 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 2
- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (September 1, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0152060510
- ISBN-13: 978-0152060510
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,198 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What Will Fat Cat Sit On? Hardcover – September 1, 2007
$12.95 CL/$15.95 CAN
Top Customer Reviews
Systematically, a narrator asks a couple questions. For example: Will Fat Cat sit on the cow? As we're asked this, a gleeful feline gives a mildly panicked cow the eye. The cow, however, is assured that the Fat Cat will not sit on him (response: "Yee-haw!"). So will the Fat Cat sit on the chicken instead? In a bout of panic the chicken tries to distract us and suggest the pig. Fortunately neither will be sat on today (though if I were the pig I'd be harboring some pretty nasty thoughts towards that two-timing fowl). Other animals are threatened with the Cat's rump, until a mouse brings up the loony idea of the cat maybe trying a big comfy chair. Problem solved, all the animals give a sigh of relief. That is, until the narrator asks, "NOW, what will Fat Cat . . . have for LUNCH?" Exit cast of characters in a blind panic, stage left.
The plot may not sound like much on the outset, but this book is a born readaloud. Here are the first four pages, "Will Fat Cat sit on . . . the COW? Moo? NO! Fat Cat will not sit on the COW! Yee-haw!Read more ›
There have been many deep and philosophical questions asked in literature. What is the meaning of life? Why are we here? But we think the question Jan Thomas poses tops them all. What, Dear Readers, will Fat Cat sit on?
It is most definitely a question worth pondering. Will Fat Cat sit on the cow? The pig? Certainly not the chicken! (If that had happened we would not be reviewing this book--no siree!) Finally the wise mouse comes up with a solution that pleases everyone. In this rollicking book, the reader gets in on the fun as the narrator asks what Fat Cat will sit on with every spread. Each animal is hoping it's someone else, and their witty asides make this book a pleasure to read out loud. We think it's perfect for threes and fours, but older kids (and adults!) will also love the irreverent humor.
Simple, whimsical illustrations complete this perfect package. This is Jan Thomas's first book. We can't wait to see what's next!
"What will Fat Cat sit on?" is the thriller extraordinaire! Jan Thomas lets the reader know early in the story what the crime will be. Fat Cat will sit on something! Even the characters in the story know this crime will take place. But where? When? And, oh, how can I receive protection?
There's foreshadowing on the half-title page: a mouse running, in the throes of fear. The edges of huge toes step into the picture. Fat Cat. Oh, run, little mouse! Mouse stops, puts his hands on his hips, as if to say, Why am I running? More of the toes appear. Take no chance, Little Mouse! Run! A big, booming question splatters across the pages like blood: What will Fat Cat sit on?
The cast of characters is small. The ending is totally unexpected. The excitement is high. And the thrill of the chase...to tell more would be creating spoilers.
Artwork is fairly simple but very expressive. Thomas uses an clashing array of colors to suggest the horrors of being sat upon. Facial reactions are priceless! I read the book and laughed out loud at every page. The Book Fair rep said, I don't know why people think that book is funny. I laughed even harder because it so is funny!
A book for all ages. I can't wait to read this to my three- and four-year-olds in the library. The droll humor is not for everyone, but it will appeal to children and those whose childish spirit still lives.
Very highly recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Cute, but not very captivating. My 18-month old daughter, who has not met a book she didn't like, was not intrigued. And I also was pretty bored. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mfa graduate and stay at home mom
I was disappointed. The book was not in as good of condition as I expected.Published 8 months ago by Debbie C.
Grandson loves book cute story short enough that 5 yr old can remember and recite story, excellent art workPublished 11 months ago by Jeff Davisson
My 2 year old loves this book. This author is great, have several of her books.Published 20 months ago by Mindy
Cute book with bright, fun illustrations. Gives a reader plenty of opportunities to use voice inflection, etc. to make the book interesting for a baby when read aloud.Published on August 28, 2014 by Andrea Leach
Very cute book. My 4 year old loves the animation and facial expressions of the animals. Good book for preschoolers.Published on July 21, 2014 by MsOhSooo