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I See a Cat
Contributor(s): Meisel, Paul
ISBN: 0823436802     ISBN-13: 9780823436804
Publisher: Holiday House
    OUR PRICE: $13.50  
Product Type: School And Library
Published: September 2017
Annotation: Excitedly watching a cat, bird and other critters outside the window, a housebound dog eagerly races to join the outdoor wildlife with his boy when he returns home. By the award-winning author of See Me Run. Simultaneous.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Dogs; Fiction.
Animals; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Readers
- Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dogs
- Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 2016048120
Academic/Grade Level: Kindergarten, Ages 5-6
Series: I Like to Read
Book type: Easy Fiction
Physical Information: 10.25" H x 8.25" W x 0.50" (0.64 lbs)
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Spring)
A dog waits at home by looking outside at a series of animals through a sliding-glass door. Finally, the dog's boy arrives and the dog is free to chase the one animal he's repeatedly barked at: a squirrel. Each double-page spread contains at most one sentence, a boon to new readers. Expressive watercolor, acrylic, and pencil illustrations amusingly capture the dog's alternating boredom and excitement. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2017 September)

PreS—Gr 1—Another great addition to the series by Meisel (See Me Run and See Me Dig), again featuring the always-popular antics of a dog. The story begins (and ends) with the animated pup barking up a tree. The title page creates interest and draws readers in with the image of an unhappy dog coming inside. The rest of the story depicts the pup's reactions to various encounters inside and out. Spreads full of bright colors and cartoonish illustrations clearly portray the dog's feelings through his actions and expressions. The simple text includes merely 10 words. Each sentence begins with, "I see a…" and ends with the latest entry into the dog's field of vision, including a cat, bird, fly, bee, mice, a boy, and—most frustratingly and more than once—a squirrel. The repetition in the simple text and sentence structure will build confidence for early readers. VERDICT A great choice for early readers that will have wide appeal and could be read individually or with a group. Recommended for general purchase.—Theresa Muraski, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Library

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