|Title:||Big Cat, Small Cat|
|Pub Date:||March 17, 2009|
|Category:||FICTION – JUVENILE: Animals & Nature: Animals|
Big Cat, Small Cat takes readers through a fantastical world of felines where they will encounter many different pairs of cats, from good and bad to happy and sad. The book’s sing-song text leaves out the last word of each page, allowing little ones to chime in and complete the rhyme. Captivating, colorful illustrations provide clues for the words that have been left out. Introducing words like “dirty,” “clean,” “nice,” and “mean,” Big Cat, Small Cat teaches children about rhyming and opposites with a fun, fill-in-the-blank challenge that encourages participation.
This is a fun book, especially if the child likes cats. My 7 year old had fun reading this book herself due to the cats. The book is a great teaching tool about opposites, where you see a drawing of a cat that is feeling well and then another cat that is feeling sick. Or one that is brave and another that is scared. These and other combinations are ones I don’t remember seeing before in books that talk about opposites. I think that along with the cats makes this book a big winner for me. The book is a bit longer, and because it talks about thinks like fat and thin it is probably better for an older toddler or preschooler who has a wider vocabulary to better understand the pictures.
Over all rating: 4 / 5 stars
Disclosure: This book was provided to me by the publisher via NetGalley. The rating, review, and all opinions are my own