Book Description

Cat and his friends make music while Bear sleeps, with bold illustrations and simple text for pre-K and beginner readers.

In this story in the Cat and Friends series of full-colour board books, Cat and his friends enjoy making music together, until Bear needs to take a nap. But when Bear starts to snore, Cat can’t help tapping his drum, and his friends join in while Bear sleeps on. 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. Printed as a board book, the story is nicely designed for toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten readers, introducing young children to a range of vocabulary terms, rhyme, rhythm, and onomatopoeia.

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.

  • 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

Picture book, emergent reader, Cat and Friends series, Story elements: setting, plot and character development: Cat, Bear and friends, problem and solution, language: onomatopoeia, strong illustration support, ask and answer questions, speech & thought bubbles, rhythm and rhyme, sight word vocabulary. Comprehension strategies: re-tell story, identify sequence of events, cause and effect relationships, make predictions, inferences and draw conclusions. Themes: friendship, music.

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: 978-1-80036-018-1

JUVENILE FICTION / Performing Arts / Music
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

Book Details
Rebecca Purcell
Rebecca Purcell
Board Book
14.5 cm in H · 17.8 cm in W · 22 pages
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