Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Dragon's Fat Cat

Author: Dav Pilkey

First line: One snowy day in January, Dragon heard a funny noise.

Why you should read this book: Upon rescuing a large and tragically pathetic kitty cat from a snow drift, Dragon finds himself an eager, if completely clueless, pet owner. This early reader is arranged into short chapters in which Pilkey allows his words and pictures to work together to comedic purpose, for instance, when Dragon goes to great effort to build a bed for the cat, which then falls asleep in Dragon’s bed, leaving the large and unwieldy Dragon to martyr himself by sleeping in the tiny cat bed. Of course the ending, which explains the reasons (five of them) for Cat’s rotund stature, is sure to delight young readers.

Why you shouldn’t read this book: They first thing you’d do would be to have the cat neutered.

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