Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Big Cat, Small Cat by Ami Rubinger -- OPTIONAL

Rubinger, Ami Big Cat, Small Cat. PICTURE BOOK. Abbeville Kids, 2008. $13.95. Content: G.

In this book about rhyming, children must guess the missing word at the end of each stanza in order to complete it. For example: "This cat is big. This cat is small. This cat is short. This cat is..." While the concept is interesting, and children will likely enjoy shouting out the ends of each rhyme, the illustrations feel very amateurish, making Big Cat, Small Cat far less appealing than many rhyming books. With all the other, more attractive options out there, it's hard to recommend this one as highly as I'd like.

Pre-K, EL (K-3) -- OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Caryn

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