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My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World (ALA Notable Books for Children in 2007)

Bachelet, Gilles. My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the WorldNew York: Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2006. 24 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0-8109-4913-3

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What’s the story?

This book explains what life at home is like when you have a pet elephant who thinks he’s a cat.

Review

This international award winning book is a delightfully silly story that convincingly presents the behavior of an elephant who for some unexplained reason believes that he is a cat. He uses a small litter box, sits on top of the TV, and sleeps in the dryer. The illustrations are in bright vibrant colors that highlight the silly behavior of an elephant who is just too big to utilize the objects and spaces used by cats. The illustrations are the highlight of the story, depicting the elephant compensating for his large size. There are also nine small illustrations of elephants with the colored fur patterns of real cats. This book will keep parents and their children entertained with the creative goofiness of it all. There was a sequel called When My Cat Was Small that has unfortunately gone out of print.

Awards and Recognition

American Library Association Notable Books for Children in 2007

Other Formats and Versions

Spanish Language version
Bachelet, Gilles. Mi Gatito Es El Mas Bestia. Molino Editorial, 2007.
ISBN-13: 978-84-7871-500-8
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