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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.May 04 2011 | Read Full Review of I Don't Want a Cool Cat!
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...Jun 28 2010 | Read Full Review of I Don't Want a Cool Cat!
But most important, James helps Nick come to terms with a big and fast approaching "surprise"âthe arrival of a baby sisterâby telling him that he'll be joining the brotherhood of big brothers, whose member privileges include not taking naps.Apr 18 2011 | Read Full Review of I Don't Want a Cool Cat!
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 leftâthe cat's bed.Nov 22 2010 | Read Full Review of I Don't Want a Cool Cat!
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.Oct 24 2009 | Read Full Review of I Don't Want a Cool Cat!
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