Hurray! It’s Friday!
That means Perfect Picture Books AND…
…that the Valentiny Writing Contest opens tomorrow!!!
I know we all have tons to do (er… it’s possible some of us may not have even given a moment’s thought to their sample entry yet! 🙂 ), so let’s get right to today’s pick! I’m sure it’s been done before, but I love it so I’m doing it too 🙂
Title: Here Comes Valentine Cat
Written By: Deborah Underwood
Illustrated By: Claudia Rueda
Dial Books for Young Readers, December 2015, fiction
Suitable For Ages: 3-6
Themes/Topics: holidays (Valentines Day), misunderstanding, friendship, humor
Opening: “Hey, Cat!
Any Valentine’s Day plans?”
Brief Synopsis: Cat does NOT like Valentine’s Day. It’s much too mushy, and no way is he making anyone a valentine—especially not his new neighbor, Dog who clearly has no understanding of how to behave! But maybe it’s Cat who is misunderstanding Dog’s intent!
Links To Resources: make Valentines! 🙂 Use colored construction paper, stickers, glitter and glue, markers and paint, fancy doilies too! Anything goes! Write a Valentine poem! Try starting with “Roses are red, violets are blue” if you need a nudge 🙂
Why I Like This Book: I love all of Deborah Underwood’s Cat books – they are so funny! I love Cat’s grumpy personality and sly humor. And I love Claudia Rueda’s art – especially her skill with facial expression. This is a story kids will relate to well. Many kids feel as Cat does that Valentine’s Day is way too mushy 🙂 And haven’t we all been in situations where we misunderstood the actions of others, or had our own behaviors misunderstood? Cat resolves the problem in this story… but he doesn’t go mushy! He gets the last word as always 🙂
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 🙂
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Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!!! 🙂
See you tomorrow for the Valentiny Writing Contest!!!
9 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday – Here Comes Valentine Cat”
Deborah’s cat books are so fun. Perfect book for Valentines. Have a great weekend too, Susanna.
This is my favorite cat book.
I love this witty cat book! Perfect for Valentine’s Day.
Deborah’s cat books are so funny. This IS the perfect pick for Valentine’s Day! Thanks, Susanna, and I’m looking forward to reading Valentiny stories!
Wow, I can’t believe I’ve never come across this book or author! Love Cat’s face!
I LOVE Deborah’s books! They’re so, so, so much fun! And Cat has to be one of my all-time favorite characters.
Oh gosh, thank you for highlighting Cat! I’ll let Cat know. Cat will be pleased (and probably insufferable). 🙂 Happy Valentine’s to you!
How cute! I’ve not read this book but now I need to get a copy. Happy Valentine’s Day!
I love the Here Comes Cat series! Great selection for Valentine’s Day.