Matilda’s Cat by Emily Gravett

matilda's cat

Matilda’s Cat
Emily Gravett
4 stars

Matilda is sure her cat likes many things. Like playing with wool; however, clever readers will be able to guess that Matilda’s interpretations of what her cat likes isn’t quite accurate. Upon turning the page Matilda discovers what the readers already guessed…that perhaps Matilda’s cat doesn’t like “playing with wool.” Instead Matilda tells us another thing that her cat likes. And so on until we discover the one thing that Matilda’s cat really does enjoy.

This is quite a fun little book that will help readers learn about deciphering clues as to what is happening not only by reading the words on a page but also by looking at the clues in the illustrations and expressions of the characters. Readers who have a special love for young furry things will have an extra special place in their hearts and homes for this story. A great edition to any pet-lover’s library.

What to do after reading this book:
Play with your pet.
Climb a tree.
Read a bedtime story.
Pretend you are a cat. (Perhaps eat some goldfish crackers or drink some milk.)
Play with some yarn, perhaps even make something with the yarn.

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014
ISBN: 978-1-4424-7527-4
FORMAT: Picture Book
AGES: Preschool

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