Ages: 4 – 8
Grades: PreK – 8
Description: Pretend You’re a Cat invites readers and listeners to move like various animals: a cat, a dog, a fish, and a bee. Marzollo uses a repetitive rhyming text to invite children to move along with the story. There are also richly detailed images of children and animals doing the movements throughout the story.
Uses: Pretend You’re a Cat is ideal for a family or young child storytime. The story can be read out loud, and children can participate along with the story. The images in this story will also draw in listeners with the vibrant images.
Dibner, E. (1990). Pretend You’re a Cat (Book). School Library Journal 36(7), 63.
Fader, E. (1990). Pretend You’re a Cat. Horn Book Magazine, 66(4), 446-447.
Tags: animals, animal movements, rhyme, diversity, differently-abled