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The Catawampus Cat

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Title:   The Catawampus Cat 

Author:   Jason Carter Eaton
Series:   —
Recommended for:  grades Pre K-2 as a read-aloud, grades 2 and up for children to read by themselves.  
Pages:   32 p.
Call Number/Link:  E Eaton, J.

Rating:   *****


A cat comes into town that walks on a slant, and shows everyone how to see life at a different angle.


This book is very entertaining to say the least. When the Catawampus Cat comes to a very dull town, he forces the townsfolk to tilt their heads when they look at him, which changes their perception of the world they look at. Long lost friends are brought together again, missing personal items are found, and everyone in the town embraces their own individuality by viewing life at a different angle. Not only is the story engaging, but the illustrations are captivating to the eye. By using a combination of mixed illustration media, the cut and paste type images spread throughout the book give a certain depth to the story that makes it seem almost life like. I would highly recommend this book.


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Posted by on March 22, 2017 in Picture Books


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Dragon’s Extraordinary Egg

Dragon's eggTitle: Dragon’s Extraordinary Egg
Author: Debi Gliori
Series: N/A
Recommended for: Preschooler and up
Pages: 32 pages
Call Number/Link:  E GLIORI, D. 

Synopsis: A dragon finds an abandoned egg and lovingly raises the hatchling as her own, although Little One is very different from the baby dragons, and when disaster strikes it is the small, feathered hatchling that saves the day.

This is a cute story the big theme throughout is “sometimes things happen for a reason.”  The book starts out with a penguin child asking the mommy to read a bedtime story.  So they sit cuddled up together reading a story that turns out to be the mommy’s story. Great book to sit cuddled up with a little one and read, but also works well for read-aloud.

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Posted by on March 23, 2015 in Picture Books


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