Book Description

Cat overcomes fear and makes a new friend; with simple rhyming text and bold illustrations for young readers.

In this story in the Cat and Friends series of full-colour board books, a dinosaur wants to play, but Cat is too scared! Cat runs far away, but the persistent dino doesn’t give up that easily. Bold illustrations, colourful characters, and simple rhyming 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 fr toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten readers, introducing young readers to a range of vocabulary terms, rhyme, and rhythm.

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.

  • A simple message about overcoming fear.
  • 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: E

Grade Level Equivalent: 1

Educational Descriptions

Board book, Cat series, Story elements: setting, plot and character development; Cat and Dinosaur, 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, bravery vs fear.

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: 978-1-80036-012-9

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

Book Details
Author:
Rebecca Purcell
Illustrator:
Rebecca Purcell
Format:
Board Book
Size:
14.5 cm in H · 17.8 cm in W · 24 pages
Categories:
Release Date:
September 2021
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