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So, What's It Like to Be a Cat? 05/28/12
So, What's It Like to Be a Cat? by Karla Kuskin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin is an interview between a child and cat. The child wants to know what it's like to be a cat and the cat gives detailed but somewhat snarky answers. It is a cat, after all.
Like Mo Willems's transitional reader books, this one uses textual clues to help young readers spot the difference between the two speaking characters. This book though is probably best used either during story time as a group read or a parent / child read along.
Lewin's playful illustrations capture the cat's attitude and emotions perfectly. Or maybe that's purrfectly.