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Title: My Dog, My Cat
Author: Ashlee Fletcher
Publisher: Tanglewood Press
Date of Publication: August 14th, 2011
A delightful bright and colourful children’s book sharing some of the differences and similarities between a pet cat and dog. It has very little text and is a book that youngsters will find engaging, with early readers quickly learning the ‘story’ then ‘reading’ along with an adult.
This is a great story for showing that whilst there are significant differences in the author’s cat and dog they also have important things in common. It is a delightful way for young children to learn more about both pets and encourage them to learn to love books and reading, too.
I was gifted a copy of this book by the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
In this bright new picture book, the author describes all the differences between her dog and cat, who don’t always get along. Her dog barks; her cat meows. Her dog likes steak; her cat likes tuna. Her dog’s tongue is wet; her cat’s tongue is rough. But the story ends on a delightfully sweet note when the author also tells us what her dog and cat have in common – a love of pizza and a love of their owner. The strong lines and fresh colors will make this book an appealing read as children learn about normal behaviors for the two most popular pets, and that even the most different of creatures can find things in common.
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