Parents' Guide to

Construction Cat

By Regan McMahon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Mom cat leads construction crew in fun, fresh work tale.

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age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+

Shifting Gender Stereotypes

We got this from our local library this week and I have to say that I am most impressed with the author and illustrator's story about a Mom Cat that goes to work while Dad Cat stays home to care for the kids. Today there are so many kinds of families and I love that my kid has some books that show her reality.

Is It Any Good?

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This simple, upbeat story about a working mom who gets the job done offers a matter-of-fact representation of a female in a job often thought of as one for males. Construction Cat also models a dad who takes care of the home and kids. It does this all naturally, never in a heavy-handed way, aided by bouncy rhyming text and appealing digital cartoon art. "Construction Cat begins to dig,/ Shifting levers in the rig./ Whiskers twitching, eyes alert--/ She's a whiz at moving dirt." A great choice for kids who love trucks and construction site tales -- and cats and kittens!

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