Watson, Tom Stick Cat: a tail of two kitties 199 pgs. Harper, 2015. $12.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G
Now we meet Stick Cat who lives high up in a towering apartment building. He meets the neighbor cat, Edith, and they find a way to sneak into each other’s apartments. From across buildings they hear the wonderful sound of a man who tunes pianos. When an accident happens they can see that he is stuck and are determined to help him out. But how will they get across to his building!? If they do make it there, what can two cats do against a giant piano!?
I liked this much better than Stick Dog (though I am a dog person), there were less characters, so I felt like I got to know the two cats better. The book is just too long though, for how childish the plot is. I realize that its mostly a formatting thing, since its sort of journal/scrapbook style. But that means that the readers that are just right for this text are going to avoid it because it will intimidate them. It’s a cute story but not really that funny or entertaining. It can’t hurt to add it to your library, its very wholesome, but I didn't enjoy reading it.
EL(K-3), EL –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.