Parents' Guide to

Rectangle Time

By Carrie Kingsley, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Sweet, funny tale about reading told from cat's perspective.

Rectangle Time Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: Not yet rated
Kids say: Not yet rated

The self-assured cat is a delightful narrator, and the images are soft and happy in this sweet, fun look at what reading seems like from an outsider's perspective. Young readers can see themselves in different stages of Rectangle Time, and it's a reminder for adults to cherish the time when their little ones are settled in their laps for books. Wrapped up in the cat's funny inner monologue is the important idea that becoming an independent reader is a process, and one with great rewards.

Book Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate