Book Description

Cat wants to fly, so he flaps his arms, jumps up high, and teams up with Bird. Together, they enjoy a flying adventure.

Cat wants to fly, so he flaps his arms, jumps up high, and finds he can fly! He teams up with Bird for a flying adventure over trees and seas. With simple, colourful illustrations and short, easy-to-understand rhyme. This book is part of the Cat and Friends series, aimed at encouraging a love of literacy in emergent readers. The book uses bold illustrations and simple text to enable new readers to enjoy and develop their vocabulary, as well as to encourage recognition and understanding of word structure through phonics. Printed as a board book, the story is nicely designed for children and readers of all ages!

This short rhyming picture book is perfect for the youngest readers. It features large type and easy words, paired with sweet and simple illustrations that will help beginner readers decode the story.

  • Short sentences and fun picture clues teach simple vocabulary and reading skills.
  • Fun picture clues.
  • Repetition and rhyme.
  • Bold, colourful illustrations with appealing characters.

“Overall, the book is just right for infant and toddler listeners who crave familiar patterns and will zero in on slight, intentional differences from page to page. Carefully calibrated for its audience.” —Kirkus Reviews (U.S.)

Rebecca Purcell is a children’s book author and illustrator from Portland, United States. She studied art history in college before launching her career as an artist. Prints of her cute illustrations can be found in nurseries and playrooms around the world. Rebecca likes drawing with pencils, hiking through alpine meadows, and drinking large quantities of tea. She lives in an old brick house with her husband, two sons, a stubborn dog, and a nearly perfect cat.

Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Levels

Guided Reading Level: C

Grade Level Equivalent: K

Educational Descriptions

Board book, emergent reader, Cat and Friends series, Story elements: setting, plot and character development; main character, Cat, strong illustration support, ask and answer questions, speech bubbles, rhythm and rhyme, sight word vocabulary. Comprehension strategies: re-tell story, identify sequence of events, cause and effect relationships. Themes: flying, our natural world, transportation vehicles.

Interest Age: 1 to 3 years

Reading Age: 5 to 6 years

RRP: GBP £6.99 / USD $7.95

Format: Board Book

Page Count: 24 pages

ISBN: 978-1-80036-000-6

Book Details
Rebecca Purcell
Rebecca Purcell
Board Book
14.5 cm in H · 17.8 cm in W · 24 pages
Release Date:
July 2021
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