See the Cat: Three Stories about a Dog

See the Dog: Three Stories About a Cat
by David LaRochelle
illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka
Candlewick Press, 2021
Ages: Preschool to Grade 3
ISBN 978-1536216295

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The dog is sick today, but have no fear—the cat is happy to take his place. But when the book tells her to dig a hole, fetch a stick, and guard a sheep, she finds very un–doglike ways to get the jobs done. See Baby Cakes the cat as she returns to star in her own funny beginning reader from the team that created the Geisel-winning See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog.

Don't forget to check out these free downloadable activity and extension sheets. They're the cat's meow!

* See the Dog Writing & Drawing Activity
* See the Dog Mixup Activity, a clever flip-the-flap sheet

Awards and Recognition
Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Children's Books, 2021
Junior Library Guild Selection

Book Reviews
“The playful rebellion against the repetitive Dick-and-Jane pattern makes for nonstop, rip-roaring fun. Using around 130 words and their variants, the careful yet deliciously over-the-top writing keeps the text accessible yet engaging. Wohnoutka’s full-color cartoon illustrations hilariously accentuate the cat’s histrionics … See this book fly off the shelves.” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review)
“Gouache illustrations capture the hilarity and readers will enjoy the three vignettes that provide a complete narrative arc of Cat’s day subbing in for Dog … Using simple language, humorous speech bubbles, and laugh-out loud funny illustrations—LaRochelle has another winning early chapter book that readers will enjoy having read to them as well as conquering on their own.” (School Library Journal, starred review)
“A well-designed, irresistibly funny sequel for beginning readers.” (Booklist)
“The subversion of the static text with contradicting or simply goofy visuals cleverly brings the story to a meta level, but youngsters can still hone their burgeoning skills on the narrator’s direct, simple sentences. Fans of See the Cat will be delighted to see the cat here, as will readers of Willems’ We Are in a Book! and Scieszka’s Battle Bunny.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)
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