The Cat Book – Silvia Borando


         The Cat Book (Minimombo) – Silvia Borando, Candlewick Press, (9780763694722), 2017

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1- 5 (5 is excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre: Picture Book

What did you like about the book?  In simple text, the reader is introduced to their pet cat: “Who’s that curled in a ball? Hey sleepy cat, it’s time to get up! Can you help wake him? Call out his name and then turn the page.”  The black text changes to green for the lines calling for an action: “Go on, make him purr even louder with a little tickle under the chin.”  The line drawing illustrations depict an orange with expressive eyes against the stark white background.  Children will get a kick out of playing with this pet cat, patting it and even  squishing fleas.   The text is simple enough for a beginning reader to decipher.  

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book?   This would be a fun choice for a beginning reader as well as for readers who enjoy interactive titles such as Press Here by Herve Tullot.  It would also be a fun choice for children who love cats and want one of their own.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  No

To whom would you recommend this book?  

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:  5/8/17             

 

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