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Cat Books: Cat the Cat is all That!

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: April 20, 2010

There are many reasons why cats make great characters in kids’ books: They’re very familiar animals and notorious for being curious—not to mention mysterious, sly, and playful. They make lovable companions and their amazing ability for always landing on all four feet is a talent to marvel at and respect. And … you can’t beat the whole *nine lives* theory!

My favorite cat characters —of the moment—would have to be Mo Willems’ Cat the Cat and Sebastien Braun’s Meeow. Both of these cats star in picture book series that are extremely entertaining and a perfect choice for ages 0-5. From the language to the illustrations, the author-illustrators of these books really know their audience.Meeow Series

by Sebastien Braun

Reading level: Ages 0-5

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Boxer Books

Source of books: Publisher

What to expect: Play and learning

Add these books to your collection: Meeow Series

You may also like: Not a Box by Antoinette Portis and Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis

Cat the Cat

by Mo Willems

Reading level: Ages 0-5

Hardcover: 32 pages

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Source of books: Publisher

What to expect: Early-learning concepts and friendship

Add these books to your collection: Cat the Cat

You may also like: Can I Play Too? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) by Mo Willems

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Leave us a comment: Whose your favorite cat character or cat book?

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

  • Loved this post and the video that went with it. It made me giggle!

    April 21, 2010

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