A Carnival of Cats
Author: Charles Ghigna
Illustrator: Kristi Bridgeman
Published September 1st, 2015 by Orca Book Publishers
Summary: There’s a purrrfect little carnival coming to town, filled with adorable cats of all different kinds! In this hint-and-reveal board book, babies, toddlers and cat-lovers alike will enjoy discovering (and guessing) what breed of cat is hiding on the next page. With playful rhyming text from award-winning author Charles Ghigna, aka Father Goose(R), and beautiful illustrations by celebrated artist Kristi Bridgeman, this exuberant board book will have everyone guessing what cat is that!
Kellee’s Review: Trent really loves animals, but he especially loves kitties since we have two of them, so when I heard about this book, I knew it would be one that Trent would really enjoy. And I was right!
We had a great time looking at all the different types of cats, learning their names, and discussing the traits of each type of cat. Trent was also very enthusiastic about the balloons in the carnival. The book also rhymes, so there is a great rhythm while reading which adds to the musicality of being at a carnival of cats.
Ricki’s Review: Ever since we received this book, Henry has wanted to read it every night. My son is a cat guy. When I asked him which relative he wanted to come to his birthday party the most, he said, “Kitty.” You can only imagine his excitement when he received this book. Each page features different appearances, names, and behaviors of cats. I was surprised at how much I learned! We’ve been practicing the different types of cats, so he will be better able to identify his feline friends. I’d highly recommend this board book. It is quite fun to read, and every night, I look forward to reading it.
Teachers’ Tools for Navigation: This book will be a wonderful read aloud in an early childhood classroom. There are opportunities for comparing and contrasting, rhyming, and cross-curricular elements by talking about different breeds of cats.
Discussion Questions: What are the differences between the different types of cats? Which cat has _____/is _____?
Read This If You Love: Cats
**Thank you to Katie at Orca for providing copies for review!!**