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My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World: 04/14/11

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When Harriet gets into her reading ruts I like to slip something in to her pile to mix things up a bit. When she was stuck on cats, I was delighted to find My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World by Gilles Bachelet.

If you just read the words, Gilles Bachelet's cat is like any other playful cat. The cat does all the things cats do. But there's an elephant in the room and yes, that pachyderm is the cat in question.

Harriet has a good sense of humor and a flair for the bizarre. An elephant being a cat was just her kind of book. Afterwards we went through a long list of other things that could possibly be cats but probably shouldn't (cows, giraffes, octopuses ...) be.

There are two more books in the series, When the Silliest Cat Was Small and Des nouvelles de mon chat which hasn't been translated from French yet. Fortunately I can read enough French to read a picture book!

Four Stars

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Comment #1: Friday, April, 15, 2011 at 14:29:46

Carin S.

I love this book! Have given it as a gift a couple of times. Hilarious!

Comment #2: Monday, April 18, 2011 at 22:49:42


What a great gift! My kids have started to jokingly call our cat an elephant.

Comment #3: Wednesday, April, 20, 2011 at 14:23:48

Bonnie Jacobs

This sounds like fun, so I have put it on reserve at my library. Here are some of my favorite children's books and/or authors:

"Miss Rumphius" is a picture book

Grace Lin is a wonderful author and illustrator. Here are my reviews of some of her books:

And my favorite Dr. Seuss book:

Comment #4: Friday, April 22, 2011 at 15:07:42


I've read a bunch of Grace Lin's book, including some for school. I do plan to read Where the Mountain Meets the Moon but right now I need a break from moon themed books.

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