The Scaredy Cat

The Scaredy Cat



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ISBN-13: 9780794522810
Publisher: Kane/Miller Book Publishers
Publication date: 06/01/2009
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 180L (what's this?)

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The Scaredy Cat 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
aakauff on LibraryThing 19 days ago
No surprise, Scaredy Cat is afraid of everything! This early reader invites youngsters to follow Stanley (aka Scaredy Cat) as he encounters things that scare him, like boys and kites. One night when out with his cat buddies Tabby and Snowy, Stanley finds himself in a strange, dark house. While cowering in fright over a nearby mouse, Stanley is confronted with a mysterious shape that he fears might be a monster. Stanley must face his fears, and many young readers will be able to identify with Scaredy Cat¿s anxiety over ordinary things. The humorous and bright illustrations will engage children. Punter¿s diverse use of language styles¿rhyming, conversation bubbles, dialogue, and narration¿also help students learn how to read more successfully. For ages 6-8. Recommended.
sroslund on LibraryThing 19 days ago
Scaredy Cat is scared of everything ¿ planes, trains, heights, and kites. But when he and his friends follow a mouse into a dark house, Scaredy Cat finds something to REALLY be afraid of. Russell Punter¿s ¿Scaredy Cat¿ is an Usborne First Reading level three easy reader with helpful repetition of sounds, words, and rhymes that make this a good book for beginning readers who are ready to move on to more pages (this book has 48). Gustavo Mazali¿s fun, expressive illustrations of the corpulent cat really express his fear and anxiety in a silly, likeable way with trembling lines and undulating shadows. The book has an illustration on every page, with text often above and below that is typically accompanied by ¿word bubbles¿ giving the story a comic book feel. The book is a bit rushed at the end, as Scaredy Cat¿s fear is greatly built up throughout the story and resolved in only three pages. Kids will look for a more satisfying ending, especially those dealing with anxious personalities, and could benefit from a little more care paid in the end to that area. Recommended for ages 6-7.