Cat Tale

Hall, Michael, 1954-

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Cat Tale
Three adventurous and inquisitive cats named Lillian, Tilly, and William J. have an exciting afternoon playing together.

Publisher: New York : Greenwillow Books, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061915161
Branch Call Number: J PIC H
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 30 cm.


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Join Lillian, Tilly and William J as they twist and turn and rearrange words in this playful kitty adventure.

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Jan 25, 2013
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Quite easily one of the best and smartest picture books I've ever read. Great rhymes, clever word play, really cute illustrations. Winner on all fronts.

Nov 01, 2012
  • McIndoo rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A clever and enjoyable book that makes learning abour homonyms fun!

Aug 24, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

With the rise of interest in the Core Curriculum, folks need to remember that teaching homonyms doesn’t have to be rote and dull as dishwater. It can involve naughty gnus and rocked squashberries! A visual feast and too clever by half, Hall’s latest begs to be read aloud and pored over. A little book that deserves all the attention it can receive. Teachers, parents, librarians, and booksellers, take note.


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Aug 24, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 10


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Aug 24, 2012
  • ELIZABETH RAMSEY BIRD rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Meet Lillian, Tilly and William J. Three little cats that are out for a day. In rhyming verse we watch as at first their adventures are small. “They pack some books and kitty chews. They chose a spot. They spot some ewes.” As the book continues they cats become more adventuresome. “They train a duck to duck a shoe. They shoo a truly naughty gnu.” Yet the words begin to get tangled and the cats are in a state. Should they use a rock to squash a berry or use a squash to bury a rock or (after a pause) use their paws to rock a squashberry? Finally everything gets too crazy and the cats find their way out thanks to their tails/tales.


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