cats + learning to read - me-wow!

Summary:

Come sit on the porch as a lady is singing to her cats. Follow along as more cats join her. The cats may have different colors, but they all like to sing or meow. They cause such a ruckus that she has to yell at them to stop yelling and to scat.

Educational Themes:

Explore colors, animal noises, and enjoy like/different games with preschoolers and toddlers. The words are repeated often enough that the kids will feel like they are "reading" the book. Early readers will also benefit from the vocabulary repetition.

Reading Level:
1.9
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
6 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 6
Age of child:
Read with a 2-year-old boy.
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. This is an enjoyable book, and it will work for several age levels, but your kids will outgrow it. You're likely to find it in your school or public library.
Little Kid Reaction

I picked this book because of the different cat pictures. My son liked looking at the different cats and trying to copy their singing. He also laughed when the lady got upset at the cats and shooed them away. After we were finished reading, he would periodically find the book and sit to look at it by himself.

Big Kid Reaction

The pictures were wonderful and are filled with vibrant colors. Reading was very simple. There were just a few words, which makes it easy to read with a two year old, and easy for a 5-year-old to read themselves.

Pros:

This lightly narrated book offers fun for pre-readers and emerging readers alike.

Cons:

None.


Title Too Many Cats
About

Step Into Reading, Level 1

Author Lori Haskins Houran
Publisher Random House Children's Books, Penguin Randomhouse Company © 2009
Illustrators Joe Mathieu
ISBN 9780375951978
Material Hard Cover
Genres Animal Characters, Easy Reader
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