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Big Cat (I Like to Read)

Ethan Long


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/17/2017)
Paperback (2/28/2016)


Big Cat likes to nap—but his family has other ideas in this Guided Reading Level A story, simple enough for young readers to understand on their own!

A pair of rowdy siblings wake their furry friend up to play, and proceed to carry him around the house—no matter how the cat feels about it.  They love Big Cat, and it's clear Big Cat loves them, too. . . . even if he doesn't love flying or playing dress-up. His cartoonishly exagerrated expressions are sure to charm.

With five words or less per page, this story is simple enough to be the first book a child reads on their own—and funny enough to become a favorite.  Geisel Medalist Ethan Long's illustrations of the big-bellied feline and his enthusiastic human pals bring Big Cat's adventures to life.  Big Cat can be fun—and reading can be fun, too!

The award-winning I Like to Read® series focuses on guided reading levels A through G, based upon Fountas and Pinnell standards.  Acclaimed author-illustrators--including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors—create original, high quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read with parents, teachers, or on their own!  

Level A books, suitable for early kindergarten, are ideal first books for kids to read on their own.  One short sentence repeats on every page with one word change per spread.   Simple plots are heavily supported by the detailed illustrations.  When Level A is mastered, follow up with Level B.

Praise For Big Cat (I Like to Read)

"Big Cat's expressive antics offer success for children just starting their reading journeys."—Kirkus Reviews
"A lively addition to easy reader collections."—School Library Journal
"Containing short words in big type and with one line of text per spread, this will be a big hit with burgeoning readers."—Booklist

Holiday House, 9780823435388, 24pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2016

About the Author

Ethan Long is a renowned picture book and easy reader author and illustrator. He won a Geisel medal for Up! Tall! And High! His "Tasty Time With ZeFronk" runs on the Disney Channel and was nominated for an Emmy. Raised in Central Pennsylvania, he now lives in Florida.