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{Big Cat, Small Cat: Ami Rubinger}Big Cat, Small Cat by Ami Rubinger
Published by Abbeville Kids on August 25, 2009
Genres: Childrens
Pages: 28
Format: eBook
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{Synopsis} – Big Cat, Small Cat takes readers through a fantastical world of felines, where they will encounter many different pairs of catsGÇöfrom good and bad to happy and sad. The bookGÇÖs sing-song text leaves out the last word of each page, allowing little ones to chime in and complete the rhyme. Captivating, colorful illustrations provide clues for the words that have been left out. Introducing words like GÇ£dirty,GÇ¥ GÇ£clean,GÇ¥ GÇ£nice,GÇ¥ and GÇ£mean,GÇ¥ Big Cat, Small Cat teaches children about rhyming and opposites with a fun, fill-in-the-blank challenge that encourages participation.

The illustrations by accomplished illustrator and cartoonist Ami Rubinger are charming and unique, depicting a variety of humorous cats that will engage young and old readers alike. With its message of acceptance, Big Cat, Small Cat evokes compassion for animals and presents an important lesson in diversity: catsGÇölike peopleGÇöcome in many different shapes, sizes, and personalities. Beyond its wide general appeal, this book will interest children who have pets and all animal lovers.

{My thoughts} – This is a really nice book that touches base on opposites and rhyming. I read this book with my 6 year-old and although there are some words he did not know due to complexity in language, he still enjoyed the book. He also enjoyed pointing out how each of the cats were alike but different at the same time. I believe this is a great book for the kindergarten – first grade level as it appears to fall in that category of learning.

The illustrations are nice, eye catching and easy for a young child to tell that it is in fact pictures of cats.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.