Books,  Read aloud

They All Saw a Cat

This book, They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel, has become a quick favorite of mine to read out loud. There is so much to talk about after after sharing this story.

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  • I find it works best to read to first graders who find the story surprising and tend to laugh out loud at the hilarious illustrations.
  • After reading this book to a class, I like to ask them which part was their favorite and we go back through the pages together to see the illustrations again.
  • This book is a nice introduction to the literary topic of “point of view.” Kids get excited talking about what a dog sees compared to what a bird or fish sees.

The kids seem to be really engaged with this story and tend to have a lot to say about what they see in this book.

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