Book Description

Cat flies his kite until it gets stuck in a tree; with bold illustrations and simple text for beginner readers.

In this story in the Cat and Friends series of full-colour board books, Cat has fun flying his kite, but when the kite gets stuck in a tree, how will Cat get it down? Luckily, a very tall friend comes along just in time! Bold illustrations and simple text enable new readers to develop their vocabulary, as well as encouraging the recognition and understanding of word structure through phonics. Printed as a board book, the story is nicely designed for toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten readers, introducing young readers to a range of vocabulary terms, rhyme, and rhythm.

This short picture 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.

  • A simple story about creative problem-solving.
  • Bold, colourful illustrations with appealing characters, large sans-serif text.
  • With colourful, simple illustrations and short, rhyming, easy-to-understand sentences, this is part of the “Cat and Friends” series of full-colour board books, aimed at encouraging a love of literacy in emergent readers.

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 series, Story elements: setting, plot and character development, 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 and problem and solution. Themes: friendship, flying a kite.

Interest Age: 1 to 3 years

Reading Age: 5 to 6 years

RRP: GBP £6.99 / USD $7.95

Format: Board Book

Page Count: 22 pages

ISBN: 978-1-80036-016-7

JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / Cats
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

Book Details
Author:
Rebecca Purcell
Illustrator:
Rebecca Purcell
Format:
Board Book
Size:
14.5 cm in H · 17.8 cm in W · 22 pages
Categories:
Release Date:
September 2021
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