I Don't Want a Cool Cat!by Emma Dodd
In this hilarious, heartfelt picture book, one little girl discovers just how difficult it can be to find the perfect pet. Along the way, she meets a zany mix of cats with distinct personalities, but none of them are right for her! After a comical cat chase, she finally finds a special one to call her very own. In this follow-up to I Don't Want a Posh Dog!,/b>
In this hilarious, heartfelt picture book, one little girl discovers just how difficult it can be to find the perfect pet. Along the way, she meets a zany mix of cats with distinct personalities, but none of them are right for her! After a comical cat chase, she finally finds a special one to call her very own. In this follow-up to I Don't Want a Posh Dog!, Emma Dodd reminds readers that, while there are many different kinds of pets to choose from, everyone of us can find a loveable four-legged friend to share our hearts and hugs with.
With whimsical illustrations and playful rhyming text, I Don't Want a Cool Cat! demonstrates the bond people share with their favorite feline friendsthe perfect read-aloud for cat lovers and their little ones.
It's definitely been done before—by the author herself (I Don't Want a Posh Dog, 2009) as well as by myriad others who've created their own takes on "why my pet's the best." Still, this rhyming litany of all the characteristics the unnamed narrator is not looking for in a cat seems likely to find an enthusiastic audience. The attractive, inventive illustrations have a cartoon-style simplicity but include enough detail and variety to make repeat readings enjoyable. The depiction of the narrator, a young girl with a button nose, bowl haircut and red dress and shoes, remains constant throughout, providing continuity and connection. From the low-key humor of the double-page spread that features a large, chops-licking tiger ("I don't want a big cat") to the engaging internal rhyme of, "I don't want a prowly cat. / A howly, yowly, scowly cat," to the "purry" happy ending, there's plenty for young listeners and adult readers to enjoy. For those who don't want a dull book, never fear—Dodd's latest is picture- (and pitch-) perfect. (Picture book. 2-5)
- Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
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- Product dimensions:
- 10.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 6 Years
Meet the Author
Emma Dodd is the creator of many books for children, including I Don't Want a Posh Dog!, What Pet to Get?, and Dog's Colorful Day. She is also the illustrator of the popular Amazing Baby board book series. She lives in London, England.
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