Parents' Guide to

Katt vs. Dogg

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fun tale skewers prejudice and those who profit from it.

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age 8+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 9+

Fun and easy read aloud

I read this to my 1st/2nd/3rd graders and they all seemed to enjoy it. I chose to verbally edit the "shutups," "stupids," and other mildly bad language. Otherwise, the overall message about being able to get along was clearly made. There were larger themes around media and how life is exploited and presented to the public that could be interesting discussion topics for older children.
age 8+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (5):

This is a fun tale of two kids lost in the woods who realize putting aside their species' mutual hatred is their best bet for survival. In Katt vs. Dogg, authors James Patterson and Chris Grabenstein are in top form with their storytelling skills. And they're more than a bit fed up with stupid human (er, feline, canine) tricks.

"Why would you go back there, man?" says a kindly bear who helps the young heroes. "There's nothing on the far shore but haters. Dogg hates katt. Katt hates dogg. And so on and so on and doo bee doo bee doo."

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