Friday, July 30, 2010

It's Raining Cats!

This week I had the opportunity to visit the Chelsea Public Library and read during the Tot Spot. We had a blast, and I enjoyed being able to read about my favorite pet, CATS! So, this week we have three feline-centered books for you to read to your child.

Come Here Tiger
by Alex Moran

Summary: Where, oh where, is Tiger?

Tiger's young mistress can't find him, but she uncovers every other pet in the household before he magically appears. Young readers will love the visual clues of Tiger's whereabouts, and will no doubt be shouting, "The window! The window!" long before the end of the book. Moran's carefully chosen vocabulary and repetition of words and phrases make this an excellent book for sharpening reading skills in the beginning reader, and Lisa Campbell Ernst's humorous illustrations are the icing on the cake.

Mr. Putter and Tabby Feed the Fish
by: Cynthia Rylant

Summary: Oh my! A Twitch and Bat Cat!

Mr. Potter's desire to have a fishbowl like he had as a child becomes a disaster when Tabby develops a problem with fish (they make her twitch and bat). Mrs. Teaberry and her good dog Zeke come to the rescue in an ending that is happy for all. Young readers will want to read more in the Mr. Putter & Tabby series, as these winsome pals have a way of winning the reader's heart.
A Bed Full of Cats
by: Holly Keller
Summary: "Flora, come home!"

Lee loves his kitty, Flora, who sleeps with him every night, and he is devastated when Flora suddenly disappears one night. The surprise ending will be met with relief and joy by the young readers. "A Bed Full of Cats" is a nice way of introducing cats and kittens to children who have not had any direct contact with them, and might form the basis for a life-long love affair with cats.
Some great Activities to do with these books:
1. Visit a local shelter and volunteer.
2. Draw wiskers on your face, with face paint.
3. Be a cat for the day!
4. Check out this website with coloring pages, fun toilet roll cat crafts, and many more fun feline things!
You and your child will have a purrrrrrrfectly wonderful time!


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  2. I'd like to use it too. How do I get permission?

    Thank you.