Book Description

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

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, colorful 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 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.

  • Short sentences.
  • A simple message about overcoming fear.
  • Bold, colorful illustrations with appealing characters.

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: 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: USD $7.95 / GBP £6.99 / AUD $$9.99

Format: Board Book

Page Count: 24 pages

ISBN: 978-1-80036-012-9

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

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