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Summary: Libby treats her cat poorly. When the cat finally has had enough and hisses and hides under the bed, Libby realizes she is treating the cat the ways others sometimes treat her. She then changes her behavior and forms a friendship with the cat. This is a picture book written in verse with a lesson about how to treat others.
Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, read aloud book, learning to read
Recommended Age: read together: 2 to 8; read yourself: 6 to 9
Interest Level: 3 to 8
Age of Child: Read with 3-year-old child.
Young Reader Reaction: Our child enjoyed the story and asked questions about the cat. We had requests to read this story again.
Adult Reader Reaction: Overall this is a good book. The cat is mistreated by the little girl and says “It is hard to be little in a grown up world.” It is written in verse.
Pros: The characters are developed and the plot moves along. It will keep your child's attention.
Cons: Illustrations of the little girl’s face are awkward and detract from the overall book.
Borrow or Buy: Borrow. This would be a good story to read during a preschool circle time.