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Wild About Us by Karen Beaumont

"Can't be who I'm not. I am who I am, and I've got what I've got."   Each of us a little different and that's the way it's supposed to be.  As a cat who hears occasional comments about my slightly larger stature, after reading this book, I can now confidently say, "I like my extra jiggle! It's the way I was meant to be!"

 

Pete the Cat and the New Guy by James Dean

What's not to like about Pete?  Just look at him...he's a cat, he's black (well kind of) and just look at those great shoes!  And in this book a new guy moves in down the street and Pete can't wait to meet him.  A new guy means new friends and that combo equals fun, right?This new guy is kind of different...and that's what makes him so cool!

 

 

 

Hickory Dickory Dog by Alison Murray

Zack and his dog, Rufus, are best friends.  Rufus even follows Zack to school to join in the outdoor fun, lunchtime and painting time.  All of this makes for one messy dog who needs to go home and take a bath!

A nursery rhyme twist about the hours in a day that a dog spends with his boy. (I'm telling you a cat is waaay smarter than this...we would have stayed home!)


 

 

 

Dog vs. Cat by Chris Gall

Mr & Mrs. Button each bring a new pet home on the same day...Cat and Dog do NOT get along (I could have predicted that one).  The two are forced to share a room together (oh brother) and they decide to try to be "grown-ups" about the whole deal...Cat offering a "mousewarming" present, Dog giving Cat a lick greeting. They were on each other's last nerve.  And there were many other issues...the liter box, hairballs...each pet was determined to get the other one into trouble.

And then, the most terrifying creature Cat and Dog have EVER seen moves in.  Lots of humor from both the text and pictures.  A kid favorite for sure!

Sam & Dave Dig a Hole by Mac Barnett

Sam and Dave are on a mission to dig a hole until they find something spectacular.  So they keep digging, and digging, and digging...comic tension arises as large diamonds appear in view of the readers eyes only to be narrowly missed each time as Sam & Dave decide to make a digging turn.