Cat Jumped In

Book review by
Dawn Friedman, Common Sense Media
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Small kids will love this havoc-wreaking kitty.

Parents say

age 2+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 4+
Based on 1 review

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there's nothing offensive about this story of a mischievous cat.

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Parent Written bycorbett1 March 17, 2013

A book you can have fun reading!

My 2 year old daughter loves this book. She loves to read it to herself and thinks its very funny when I over emphasise the "oops!" on every page
Teen, 14 years old Written byKingRobert December 31, 2017

Funny book

I laughed a bit.

What's the story?

One small black-and-white cat manages to make a big wreck of the house. How will he get out of this mess?

Is it any good?

The author's action-packed prose is a great fit for the illustrator's busy, sketchlike watercolors. As the words skip down across the page, so do the pictures of cascading messes.

Every time a cat jumps in the house, he causes trouble: trash on the floor, closets up-ended, rugs scattered, and paint spattered. Kids will enjoy seeing just how bad the chaos can get and will likely identify with the poor cat who gets into trouble so quickly that he barely has time to recover from one accident before he's in another one. The book offers excitement (such glorious messes!) and some tension since sooner or later the cat will, of course, get caught.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the responsibilities that come with having a pet. What kinds of trouble can pets get into? How can you prevent them from getting into trouble?

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