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Cat Secrets: 01/26/12

 cover art (Link goes to Powells)Books are a wonderful way to guide and mold children. It's also a way to help them expand their imaginations, play and pretend. Cat Secrets by Jef Czekaj is all about pretending to be a cat.

The cats inside the book are protecting their own book, a book of secrets. Their book is a handbook for being a cat — the stuff you'll need to know beyond purring, napping, and meowing. But before you can learn to extra special things a cat needs to know, you, dear reader, have to prove that you are a cat.

Now if this were a book about tricking a group of people to get their secrets, then it would be a book about lying. That wouldn't be cool. But this is about cats. Cats are silly creatures. I don't know about you, but my cats, are already convinced I'm a cat, or that they're people. So asking young children if they can pretend to be a cat, especially if they already live with cats, is both good and fun.

The interrogation by the cats in the book lends itself to group reading. I can easily see a room full of giggling children trying to be cats during story time.

Five stars.

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Comment #1: Friday, January 27, 2012 at 09:47:48

Jeane

this sounds really clever!



Comment #2: Monday, January 30, 2012 at 10:31:34

Pussreboots

It is. It's one of those interactive books that seem so popular right now. If you've read There Are Cats in this Book and liked it, you'll like Cat Secerts.