Friday, January 15, 2010

Olivia Trains Her Cat by Sarah Albee

Albee, Sarah Olivia Trains Her Cat illustrated by Shane L. Johnson 24 pgs. Simon Spotlight, 2009. EARLY READER. $3.99. Based on the Nickelodeon show, Olivia and her friend Francine brag about all of the tricks their cats can do. The girls try to out do each other as the stakes are raised higher and higher for the performing cats...jumping, ballet, cooking etc. All of their claims are put to the test when the cats perform for the class show-and-tell. Not quite reaching all of the high expectations put on them, the cats (mainly Edwin) pull out a surprising performance in the end. Young kids will love this book as it include pictures that help identify the word to be read. The simple sentences and word repetition will make this a great start for any young reader! EL-ESSENTIAL. Whitney, Library-Teacher.

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