Cat Got a Lot (I Like to Read) (Hardcover)

By Steve Henry

Holiday House, 9780823433858, 24pp.

Publication Date: July 20, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/8/2018)
Paperback (7/20/2015)

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In this book perfect for emergent readers, Cat wants a fish. He ventures out in search of one and comes across a horn in the window of a music shop that he thinks his neighbor Elephant might like, so Cat buys it. Cat's search for a fish continues when he encounters a bookstore. Certainly bookworm Dog would enjoy a new book so Cat buys him one. Cat's sweep of generosity continues as he buys a paintbrush for Bird at an art store and a plant for Rabbit from the florist. In his surge of excitement to give his friends their new gifts, Cat almost forgets to get himself a fish! When Cat returns home and presents his friends with their new things, they are all very happy, which for Cat is the greatest happiness of all. An I Like to Read® book. Guided Reading Level C.

About the Author

Steve Henry is an author, illustrator, painter and designer of toys and games. His books include Happy Cat, which received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. He lives in New York City.

Praise For Cat Got a Lot (I Like to Read)

"Repetition of the one- and (extremely few) two-syllable words will build confidence in readers just starting out, and the heavy-outlined, full-bleed illustrations offer myriad details to catch the eye and extend the story. Another ideal story for newly hatched readers."—Kirkus Reviews

"This imaginative early reader will help build new readers' confidence. . . . An excellent addition to the series, and an ideal choice for a beginning reader shelves."—School Library Journal