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Stick Cat: A Tail of Two Kitties: Stick Cat, Book 1

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Sweet tale of kind cat is daffy fun for reluctant readers.

Book Tom Watson Humor 2016
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Author Tom Watson turns his comedic talents to poorly drawn cats for this spin-off series featuring a thoughtful, clever feline, his goofy but headstrong sidekick, and their everyday adventures. STICK CAT: A TAIL OF TWO KITTIES shines when it focuses on the cats' great but simple joys -- particularly Stick Cat's appreciation of the music and city sounds drifting through the window -- and on Mr. Music's painful predicament. Watson lingers in these passages, inviting readers to pause and reflect along with Stick Cat.

Edith is a less introspective character -- her ditzy nature gets laughs, but it would have been nice if the only female character had more obvious strengths. Even her bold sense of adventure is turned around as recklessly shortsighted. This quick-moving easy reader has short chapters, plentiful line drawings, and a page-turning plot that should engage beginning readers.

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