See the Cat: Three Stories about a Dog

See the Cat: Three Stories about a Dog
by David LaRochelle
illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka
Candlewick Press, 2020
Ages: Preschool to Grade 3
ISBN 978-1536204278

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Max is a dog … but why does the book keep insisting that the reader should “see the cat?” Over the course of these three short stories, Max and the book have very different ideas about the stories they wish to tell. Fortunately they're able to reach a happy conclusion that satisfies them both … and will make young readers giggle.

See the free downloadable activity and extension sheets for this funny beginning reader book!

* a creative drawing sheet
* a mini book that allows YOU to be the author
* See the Cat board game (part 1) and (part 2)

Awards and Recognition
Junior Library Guild Selection

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Book Reviews
“Using the predictability of traditional ‘easy reader’ books as a springboard to laugh-out-loud moments, this book is a rewarding choice for kids tackling the not-so-easy task of learning to read.” (Booklist, starred review)
“Kids will cheer for the affronted Max in this well-crafted early reader with surprising outcomes.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)
“This entertaining exploration of words, images, and how they function together to tell a story will be popular with fans of Mo Willems.” (The Horn Book)
“The book also has all the things a beginning reader needs to succeed, including words an emerging reader can decode (displayed in an accessible font); shorter sentences (the dialogue here is in speech bubbles); and brief, engaging chapters.” (Julie Danielson, Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast)
“… laugh-out-loud funny. A welcome entry into a crowded field full of too few superstars.” (Elizabeth Bird, Fuse #8)
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