The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat (I Can Read Book 1 Series)

The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat (I Can Read Book 1 Series)

3.6 46
by Nurit Karlin
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The trouble started when Wilma the witch's fat cat sat on the mat. "Get off!" said Wilma's pet rat. "That is MY mat." But the cat won't budge - not for the rat, the rat's bat, or the bat's hat.

Add to this silly mix a fish on a dish and a crazy flying broom, and the doings just get sillier - right up to the comical and unexpected ending.

With its

…  See more details below

Overview

The trouble started when Wilma the witch's fat cat sat on the mat. "Get off!" said Wilma's pet rat. "That is MY mat." But the cat won't budge - not for the rat, the rat's bat, or the bat's hat.

Add to this silly mix a fish on a dish and a crazy flying broom, and the doings just get sillier - right up to the comical and unexpected ending.

With its endearing, wacky characters and simple rhymes, this funny story is perfect for beginning readers or for cozy times spent reading together.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Wendy Ricci
This "I Can Read Book" takes a simple sentence that is often used to introduce a basic phonics concept and creates an entire humorous story from it. In this story, a fat cat owned by a friendly witch sits on a mat often used by the witch's pet rat. The rat and the cat do not get along very well , so the rat gets a bat and a hat to help outsmart the cat to get him off the mat. A funny story to be enjoyed by beginning readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060266738
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
I Can Read Book 1 Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

Meet the Author

Nurit Karlin is the author of another I Can Read Book, The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat, as well as Little Big Mouse, The Dream Factory, and the Tooth Witch. She lives in New York City.

Nurit Karlin is the author of another I Can Read Book, The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat, as well as Little Big Mouse, The Dream Factory, and the Tooth Witch. She lives in New York City.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Fat Cat Sat on the Mat (I Can Read Book 1 Series) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 46 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My four year old loves this book. The rhyming scheme is consistent throughout, it's well metered, and the story is quite amusing for the learning reader. The other reviewer freaked out about words like 'hate' and brat, without elucidating that it was sentences like 'She called her rat my little brat.' and '(the cat) stared at the rat. The rat hates that!' Her review is probably based more on the fact that the story had a witch in it. It's a review that makes me worry about what sort of people are teaching kids if they can't comprehend a book where no word is longer than 8 letters. This is a great little book, and every kid I've seen read it once will read it over and over and over.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was disappointed with this book. What appeared to be a wonderful book with rhyming words I ended up returning to the store. The author uses the following words: hate, stupid and brat in the book.
Kenyachris More than 1 year ago
My children love it.
kidneysidney More than 1 year ago
This is a perfect book for beginning readers. My grandaughter is in the 1st grade and this is a good book that she reads with confidence. She can enjoy the books story because it is not to hard to read. It is a funny book that makes the kids all laugh. She wants to take the book to school to share with her class.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love fat cats
Lemur2004 More than 1 year ago
The story is cute, simple, and with enough rhyme and repetition to practice short vowel sounds.
Sarah Reilly More than 1 year ago
Cuteist :) Love it
Homeschool_mom_of_4 More than 1 year ago
Ive fought my 6 year old son daily to push him to learn to read, but it's been a constant and frustrating battle for him to even try with dyslexia making the task more than difficult for him. I originally bought the book because we're still at the beginning with learning phonics and try to focus on short vowels. There are too few books that have simple, easy to read words and still manage to have a story interesting enough for active children. From the first time we sat down with this book, he loved the humorous story line and now picks it up and actually reads without me forcing him into his required daily time for school. Tonight he came to me and asked me to look for other books that this author had available for purchase. It brought tears to my eyes to hear this from him. I really never thought he would ever see reading as more than a required task.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My daughter is almost 2 and absolutely loves this book! We read is over and over and again and its something even my 5 year enjoys!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Recommend to all young readers and their parents!
bsboen More than 1 year ago
This is a great book to children just starting to read as is has a lot of rhymes and mostly shorter, more recognizable words.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My sons and I love this book. It's truly one of the best beginning readers we've ever owned. Love it. :-)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
R_Hinshaw More than 1 year ago
This was my favorite of all the children’s books I read to my daughter and one of her favorites as well.  It’s fun for a parent to read to a young child and easy and fun for a beginning reader.  I laughed out loud at least twice the first time I read it to her, something I don’t think I could say about any of the other books we had for this age group.  My brother and sister-in-law are currently expecting their first child, so I will be buying a copy for them.  We won’t be passing this one down because this is one of a handful of books we will always keep even as our daughter (now 8) has outgrown it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I luv this book it is the bomb diggity !!!!!!!!!!!"!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the most immature book ive read and i read at a 7th grade level and im nine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago