Monday, April 11, 2011

Cat Secrets, by Jef Czekaj

A very funny picture book for cat lovers, this starts off with a cat urgently telling readers to "Stop reading right now!" Apparently the "cat secrets" revealed in this book, can only be heard by actual cats. When the cats realize that someone other than a cat may be reading the book, they ask the reader to perform a variety of catlike actions to prove their "catness" The engaging way in which the characters speak directly to the reader, reminds one of Mo Willems, Don't Let the Pigeon Ride the Bus books. A must-read for cat lovers or lovers of just plain funny picture books. Also good for storytimes, since the children can act out the actions to prove that they are indeed "cats"!
P. Sassoon

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