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Big Cat

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Big Cat

by Ethan Long
Illustrator(s): Ethan Long
Hardcover | Pages : 24
Size: 8 X 10 | USD $14.95
ISBN: 9780823435388 | Pub Date: 2016-02-28

Grade: KINDERGARTEN | Age: 4 to 8
Other Editions: Paperback, Ebook, Paperback

Themes: Easy Readers, Animals/Fiction, Friendship, Humor, Preschool, Repetition
Recommendations: A,K,SLJ

About the Book

Ethan Long's newest easy reader is for true beginners, offering laughs, a lovable and patient cat, and the simplest vocabulary possible.

Two rowdy siblings love playing with their oversized kitty. They wake him up from a nap so he can fly and dance around the room while being smothered with hugs. But as Big Cat endures his final humiliation—being dressed in a wig, hat, and high heels—it's apparent that despite the discomfort, Big Cat loves his family.

Long's long-suffering, big-bellied, feline is sure to charm readers. His understated text and hilarious characters with looney expressions will have readers rolling on the ground.


"The vocabulary is simple—each spread includes the statement “a Big Cat can” plus a different sight word, creating a solid basic reader . . . a lively addition to easy reader collections."—School Library Journal

"The patient and long-suffering orange tabby Big Cat is an ideal companion for beginning readers. The simple subject-predicate sentence pattern will soon be easily recognized by the youngest beginning readers, offering near-instant reading gratification."—Kirkus Reviews

"A big hit with burgeoning readers."—Booklist

About the Series

I Like to Read®
books are picture books written and illustrated so that even the newest reader can enjoy a satisfying, quality literary experience. The books in the series are written at kindergarten and early first grade reading levels.

"These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers.—School Library Journal

"This series dares to make entertaining reads from short texts and familiar vocabulary—Kirkus Reviews

"Each one makes the hard world of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this critical developmental moment to try another one."Vicky Smith, Children's and YA Editor at Kirkus Reviews

Click here for flash cards for each book, educator's materials for the series and the complete listing of I Like to Read® books!