Crash! The Cat – David McPhail

51mqztheupl  Crash! The Cat – David McPhail, Holiday House, (9780823436491), 2016

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 3

Genre: Picture Book

What did you like about the book?   Krissie and Kait love their pet cat, who is aptly named Crash because he crashes into everything.  The cat crashes into drum sets, dolls, birthday cakes, paint, and laundry baskets.  The rambunctious Crash does sit still long enough for the girls to carry him or dress him up and he sleeps between them at night-time.  The family thinks maybe Crash needs glasses, but the vet gives him a clean bill of health.  One night the family is awoken by a “CRASH!” as Crash chases a mouse around the kitchen.  Dad takes the mouse outside, and everyone goes back to bed.  In the end Crash is a ball of energy who causes lots of chaos, but “Life with Crash is always fun!”  McPhail’s soft pastel colored illustrations complement the sweetness of the story.

Anything you didn’t like about it?   No

To whom would you recommend this book? This is a book to hand to early readers who will have no trouble reading the text.  Cat lovers and fans of David McPhail’s numerous picture books will also enjoy this one.

Who should buy this book? Public libraries and elementary school libraries

Where would you shelve it?  Picture Books

Should we (librarians/readers) put this at the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City:  Catherine Coyne, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

Date of review: 10/23/16            

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