Parents' Guide to

The Good Luck Cat

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 6+

Cat in constant peril in picture book better for older kids.

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

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+

one of my favorite picture books

We are a cat loving family, and this book is one of our favorites. The book is well written and I love the characters. Many bad things happen to the cat, which may bother some, but I think it is realistic. My kids loved the book from a young age.
age 6+
why did you do this for 4 year olds it is off

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (2 ):

Beautiful, striped, and scrappy, Woogie’s easy to love, and illustrations of her fighting another cat with her hackles raised or contently curled up next to her food bowl are realistically rendered. While the cat is in constant peril in this book, no actual violence is shown, and the majority of elementary-school kids should be able to deal with the content. They, too, will be most struck by some of the insightful writing, such as "When I pet her she purrs as if she has a drum near her heart."

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