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Cat the Cat Who Is That? by Mo Willems

Published by Balzer & Bray (A division of Harper Collins Children’s)

Pages: 32

Ages: Newborn to 5

Publishers Summary: Cat the Cat sure likes her friends. You will too! Join this spunky feline as she introduces the very youngest readers to her world, where a surprise is waiting in every book!

The Turkeybird Speaks: “So, I’ll be honest, I’m definitely more of an Elephant and Piggie fan, but this is still a great book! Most especially, I love reading it to my Littlebug sister. She loves loves loves Kitty Cats and it’s so much fun to turn each page to see her point and say it over and over. So much fun, especially for big brothers who have little sisters or little brothers who like to be read to!”

Sweet Littlebug Says: “Kitty Cat! Kitty Cat! The Kitty is the absolute best part of this whole book! She is so so cute! But really, what is with that pigeon who pops in and out? Who knew ducks liked pigeons?

“Anyway, this is one of the best books! My big brother Turkeybird likes to read it to me and point out the different animals, even the weird one at the end. It just makes the book that much better when he reads it and mom is there to make sure we don’t miss a page. I can not wait for the other Cat books, I just know they are going to be great!”

Mom’s Two Cents: “Mo Willems has done it again! He is by far the favorite author of many children and parents alike and our household is no different than most. Each of his series have something to offer children of all ages, including laughing and learning all at the same time.

“For those reasons, the second I knew Cat the Cat was released I picked it up and haven’t put it down since. This series is definitely aimed at younger/beginning readers or early readers if you will. So, it’s just perfect for Littlebug’s age group, around one to three years old. In Cat the Cat Who Is That? the main character, Cat, makes new and sometimes odd friends. It’s a simple rhyming – play on words that has kiddos laughing from beginning to end.

“Mo Willems is definitely an author I would recommend to anyone with kiddos around or even just someone who needs a good chuckle. The artwork is simple, but absolutely appealing. And the story lines are always fun and informative. This is a series I can definitely see being added to as time goes on and I know Littlebug can’t wait!”

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages Newborn and Up. This is especially great for little ones with older siblings who would like to read with each other.

For the Comments: Do you have a favorite Mo Willems book? We’d love to add to our collection!

Meet Mo Willems and Cat the Cat:

Other books in this series we can’t wait to read:


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13 Responses to Cat the Cat Who Is That? by Mo Willems

  1. Book Chook says:

    Do not spread this around, but the truth is I still haven’t read a Mo Willems book! I want to, and I have seen enough online to know for sure I will love his books, but I am still ploughing through my tbr pile.

    I think it is just delightful that Turkeybird reads to Littlebug – what a wonderful big brother he must be!
    .-= Book Chook´s last blog ..The Book Chook Cook Book =-.

    • Hehe…I won’t say a word! 🙂 When you do get to one of his, you absolutely won’t regret it. They’re fabulous! I was worried that they would be to “commercial-ly”, but they are so original and fun it’s fantastic.

      And yes, it actually one of my dreams come true to see them reading with each other. I just hope it continues for a long time!

  2. NotNessie says:

    Aww, so cute. Great review. I think I’ll need to add this to my collection, because Annabel’s just getting to the perfect age to “read” to her little sister.
    .-= NotNessie´s last blog ..Top Five Tuesday: Natasha =-.

  3. Pam T~ says:

    Thank you for reminding me that this book is out. We absolutely looovvveee Mo. Even though my kids are now out of his prime audience, we always make time in our readings for Pigeons and … now cats!

    Our favorites are “Pigeon wants a Puppy”, “Pigeon finds a Hot Dog” and, of course, “Knuffle Bunny”

    Cheers!
    .-= Pam T~´s last blog ..The Dog Prince by Lauren Mills & Dennis Nolan (Illus.) =-.

  4. We have an Elephant and Piggy book by Mo Willems. I really like his illustrations. This looks like a cute one!
    .-= Mary Elizabeth´s last blog ..Book Review #6 =-.

  5. Oh, I’m SO with you on this one! My 4 and 2 year olds have been loving the Cat the Cat books just as much as every single other Mo book! He’s truly got a finger on what makes kids laugh, and he is by far our favorite author/illustrator.

  6. Tif says:

    I have got to check this one out! I have loved just about everything Mo Willems has written. And, can I just say that I love that he talks about friendship in the video. I wasn’t able to watch the whole thing, but I plan to when I get home from work! Thanks!
    .-= Tif´s last blog ..The Stand Read-A-Long: Wrap-Up Postponed =-.

  7. Morninglight Mama – Definitely a huge favorite in our home, WIllems just has a way with knowing exactly what kids like and he does a great job of bringing that to the page!

    Tif – You will love the video! I was really surprised by all it actually added to the reading of this book in fact. Great new series!

  8. Hi, visiting via BBAW! What a LOVELY way to review books! I love it! And love the sound of all the boks you included for the competition.

    So glad to have found you!

    Maggy
    http://redtedart.wordpress.com (Books meet Crafts)

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