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*Is That My Cat?* by Jonathan Allen
 
Also by Jonathan Allen:

I'm Not Cute! (Baby Owl)
Is That My Cat?
by Jonathan Allen
Ages 3-5 32 pages Boxer Books March 2014 Hardcover    

The black-and-white cat in Allenís newest picture book is a lazy, nap-taking cat. She gets stuck in trees and wonít chase mice. Her owner says, ďIs that my cat? It canít be.Ē

Although he knows itís his cat, she looks much larger than usual, and she does the opposite of what she usually does. He doesnít expect to see clean food dishes because she is a picky eater, and heís incredulous when he sees his cat sleeping on her back because, ďmy cat is a playful puss, always ready for a game.Ē

But when he hears her purr from inside the hall closet, he peeks in, and itís confirmed. She is his cat; but now sheís also a mom of six newborn kittens.

Allen (Baby Owl series) illustrates this story with double-page spread digital illustrations. Background colors include blues, greens, and oranges. The majority of the pages are used to showcase the cute (rather large) cat. The only person shown in the story is the little blonde child, and he appears three times.

Children can help read the book by saying, ďIs that my cat? It canít beĒ with the turn of every page. This story would be suitable for story times about pets, cats, opposites, or maybe even Motherís Day.
 


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