I Don't Want a Cool Cat! by Emma Dodd

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In this hilarious, heartfelt picture book, one little girl discovers just how difficult it can be to find the perfect pet. Along the way, she meets a zany mix of cats with distinct personalities, but none of them are right for her! After a comical cat chase, she finally finds a special one to call her very own. In this follow-up to I Don't Want a Posh Dog!, Emma Dodd reminds readers that, while there are many different kinds of pets to choose from, everyone of us can find a loveable four-legged friend to share our hearts and hugs with.

With whimsical illustrations and playful rhyming text, I Don't Want a Cool Cat! demonstrates the bond people share with their favorite feline friends--the perfect read-aloud for cat lovers and their little ones.
 

About Emma Dodd

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Emma Dodd is the creator of many books for children, including I Don't Want a Posh Dog!, What Pet to Get?, and Dog's Colorful Day. She is also the illustrator of the popular Amazing Baby board book series. She lives in London, England.
 
Published August 9, 2010 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Nicholas anticipates the day when he won’t have to take naps, and he sees lots of other positive things about growing up as he witnesses James go to school, read, type on Dad’s computer, etc.

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It’s definitely been done before—by the author herself (I Don’t Want a Posh Dog, 2009) as well as by myriad others who’ve created their own takes on “why my pet’s the best.” Still, this rhyming litany of all the characteristics the unnamed narrator is not looking for in a cat seems likely to find...

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But most important, James helps Nick come to terms with a big and fast approaching "surprise"—the arrival of a baby sister—by telling him that he'll be joining the brotherhood of big brothers, whose member privileges include not taking naps.

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Dodd uses big, graphic shapes and bold outlines with patchwork collage elements to show a haughty Siamese cat stretched out full-length on a tufted couch, while the girl sits in the only space that's left—the cat's bed.

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The younger readers who love I Don't Want A Cool Cat will also enjoy Mog the Forgetful Cat by Judith Kerr, Colin And The Snoozebox by Leigh Hodgkinson and The Cat, the Crow, and the Banyan Tree by Penelope Lively.

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