Sunday, February 8, 2009

Pick of the Week: The Cat Came Back

The Cat Came Back by Fred Penner, illustrated by Renee Reichert (Roaring Brook Press, 2005)

This book brings to life the traditional folk song about a persistent cat and the man who tries all kinds of options to keep the cat away. Of course, none of the options work and each time the cat returns, the man comes up with even more outrageous the options become (down to the bottom of the sea in a pirate's chest or in Santa's sleigh or on a rocket ship bound for Mars). This is sure to elicit giggles as the book is read aloud. The only thing this book is missing is an accompanying cd with the music. However, Fred Penner is a children's musician and you can find his rendition of "The Cat Came Back" his Collections cd at the library.

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