The simple, watercolor illustrations drew me in as an adult because I don’t see that too often in books anymore. My two-year-old son has requested to read this book many times since it has arrived; we have a cat in our home, so I think he enjoys reading about a familiar thing. We have had issues with multiple snakes in our yard, and after reading the beginning of the story, it makes me wonder if I should stop getting rid of them….I don’t think that would work for me, but it works for the cat in the story to be granted three wishes for not eating the snake when it is in a state of hunger. Ultimately, the cat wishes for three of our basic necessities: food, shelter, and love. This story was cute and enjoyable for both of my children because they could relate to the cat wanting food when it was hungry, wishing for a house or shelter when it was out in the rain, and when it felt lonely, like many of us do at times, wishing for a companion, or in their case, their parents.
|Author||Calista Brill • Kenard Pak|
|Page Count||40 pages|
|Publisher||HMH Books for Young Readers|
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