This engaging easy reader for the most beginning-est of beginning readers will delight parents and children alike. Cat the Cat travels from scene-to-scene encountering many animals and answering the question “Cat the Cat, who is that?” and the animals answer with names like “Duck the Duck” and “Mouse the Mouse” and “Rhino the Rhino”. Until Cat the Cat comes to a creature with large eyes, a blue tongue, four arms and three legs. When Cat the Cat is asked “Cat the Cat, who is that?” the answer from the creature is “Blargie!” Cat takes this answer in stride and goes off to play with her new friend, “Blargie.” The illustrations are adorable in this book and are so cartoon-like you can almost see the characters moving through the page. The text is presented in large white word bubbles and is large and clear for early readers. The repetition of words and sounds allows beginning readers a chance to build some reading confidence with engaging characters and a sweet story. For more beginning readers by Mo Willems, look for Time to Sleep, Sheep the Sheep, Let’s Say Hi to Friends who Fly, and the Elephant and Piggie books.
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