Book Description

Cat goes for an adventurous swim, with bold illustrations and simple text for young children and beginner readers.

Cat is hot, so he goes for a swim that becomes quite the deep-sea adventure! Bold illustrations and simple rhyming text enable new readers to develop their vocabulary, as well as encouraging the recognition and understanding of word structure through phonics. With colourful, simple illustrations and short, rhyming, easy-to-understand sentences, this is part of the Cat and Friends series of books, aimed at encouraging a love of literacy in emergent readers. 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 beginning readers decode the story.

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

“Jump in with Cat on an underwater adventure. … Doesn’t make a big splash, but Cat is cute enough to make it worth diving in.” —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 has written and illustrated several series of children’s board books. Rebecca’s book, Zip the World’s Greatest Robot, was included as a Best of 2020 Board Book/Picture Book from Kirkus Reviews. 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: D

Grade Level Equivalent: K

Educational Descriptions

Board book, emergent reader, Cat and Friends series, Story elements: setting, plot and character development; Cat & Bird, strong illustration support, ask and answer questions, speech bubbles, rhythm and rhyme, sight word vocabulary. Comprehension strategies: re-tell story, identify sequence of events, compare and contrast, and problem and solution. Themes: friendship, swimming.

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: 978-1-80036-004-4

Book Details
Rebecca Purcell
Rebecca Purcell
Board Book
14.5 cm in H · 17.8 cm in W · 24 pages
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