EBOOK/PDF Suare Cat ABC
This was just delightful Instead of having a theme which is what most ABC books seem to be doing lately this one has a story that works uite nicely and is humorous as well I don t think parents will see the twist at the end coming and I think kids will enjoy the twist particularly picky eaters A mouse starts the story and introduces his friend Suare Cat Mouse is trying to persuade Suare Cat to try spinach which is Mouse s favorite
food Will he succeed or not And will Suare Cat like spinach Will he succeed or not And will Suare Cat like spinach to find out I ll admit that the author cheated somewhat on X with it being the second letter of the word but that is usual enough to be accepted The drawings are simple but sophisticated to hold attention of "parents as well as the kids Nice and bright colors make the mood "as well as the kids Nice and bright colors make the mood unconcerned It is clear that the resolution will not be even a bit earth shattering no matter what it is and that is a nice feeling to have in picture books I ve nothing against serious picture books but this was just a pleasure nothing no reat lesson to be learned I m Scoring Points going to have too back and read the first suare cat title Fun way to tell a story with each page representing the next letter in the alphabet The ending is surprising Storytime focus Letter KnowledgeBest for 2s and 3s or a toddlerpreschool storytime Cute ABC book that tells a story rather than just Life Is Unfair (Malcolm in the Middle, giving you words that start with the letters Great for preschool or kindergarten age children A suare cat and his mouse friend tell a story of theirarden and freiendship where the abc are used to tell the story Preschool and up A uick story written with a word that starts with each letter of the alphabet an a few extra words tossed in It would be fun to have students write their own after reading the book I like the illustrations and how the alphabet weaves its way through the story conversation between Eula and Mouse The story itself is pretty simple though and with such sparse pages leaves things a little boring If you re doing this as a storytime read I d recommend making it interactive the kids helping to read the alphabet as you read the conversation or something Just something to keep their focus I did et a chuckle from the last few letters so many try new things books end with Y is for Yummy that is was a little bit of a surprise But optimistic Mouse Zucchini Overall though a bit too simpleThis could be an OK addition for a storytime on cats or mice or ardening or the alphab. Enjoy the alphabet with this charming tale about a curious mouse and the delightful Eula from Suare Cat which School Library Journal said was “perfect for storytime or sharing one on one”Each letter of th.
Elizabeth Schoonmaker Ä 1 REVIEWT features Eula a suare cat who is nevertheless "EXTREMELY HIP MOUSE FINDS HER STARTING A NEW PROJECT "hip Mouse finds her starting a new project vegetables Hooray Mouse wants spinach but Ick Says Eula I DON T like spinach As the mouse scrambles through J to O a double page spread introduces Porcupine Turns out the prickly fellow are a mouse scrambles through J to O a double page spread introduces Porcupine Turns out the prickly fellow are a of Suare Cat but unbelievable he likes spinach too Cat finally The Billionaires New Assistant (The New Dominators, gives it a try but finds the leafyreen extremely Yucky so mouse introduces zucchini Paired with the simple text and abundant white space water color Witch, Cat, and Cobb gouache pencils and ink illustrate the Bright red letter highlight the alphabet and make the story pop Swirling vegtables andarden tools contrast with the stolid cat and the Quinn (Wyoming Sky, geometric design of her suare not curling tail an added bit of humor Pair with Z is for Mouse 2012 another story where the animals take over the narration Response to Two Professional Reviews Both of the reviews mentioned the liking of simple text and the use of water colors and how it made the pictures pop on the white backgrounds They also mentioned that the pictures were childlike and the suare cat was creative and different However Kirkus reviews negativity mentioned the variance of upper and lower case letters and how that might confuse the audience Kirkus also mentioned that for an alphabet book starting off with the word Amazing might not be clear or relevant to the children Evaluation of Literary Elements This alphabet bookave readers clear representation of the letter that they were learning on that page The enlarged letters The Princes Bride gave aood visual especially for young learner who is just learning the order of the alphabet The simple watercolor picture on top of the white background also A Cinderella Christmas Carol (Suddenly Cinderella, grasps the reader s attention because it makes the page simpler to look at and know the character and objects that are mentioned and used throughout the story This book also shows the alphabet while telling a story instead of just putting words to the letter Consideration of Instructional Application Areat lesson tied to this book is to have children come up with their own story using the letters of the alphabet as My Fair Temptress (Governess Brides, guidance It would allow them to learn the alphabet order while learning writing fundamentals Also because the book is done in watercolors and colored pencils an art project t would be to have students create their own cat in a shape of their choosing That would also link math to the literacy lesson by touching oneometry and shape. Enter the threatening pointed uills of a porcupine and Mouse is ready to run One letter leads to another and by the story’s end Mouse and Porcupine are pals and Eula might even try a taste of zesty spinach. Et or porcupines I honestly wouldn t use it for one on vegetables just because of Y for Yucky even though I did find it a little funny as I said Don t need to reinforce that veggies are icky do we Cute concept but not very compelling well to reinforce that veggies are icky do we Cute concept but not very compelling well s creative and cute about a cat and a mouse and a porcupine told in a to z words starting out the phrases pretty creative Suare cat has very little personality Not even sure why the cat is suare "no other character is a eometric shape Title italicize Suare Cat ABCAuthor "other character is a eometric shape Title italicize Suare Cat ABCAuthor SchoonmakerIllustrator Genre Alphabet Book Concept bookThemes Alphabet Trying new things Learning Opening linesentence A mazing Brief Book Summary This book uses the familiar Suare cat Eula to teach children the alphabet It used the alphabet to tell a story about a suare cat and how he dislikes spinach unlike his friends Mouse and Porcupine Mouse then convinces Eula to try spinach but he dislikes it and instead Mouse offers him zucchini Professional RecommendationReview 1 Kirkus Reviews2014 10 01An abecedary follow up to Schoonmaker s debut Suare Cat 2011 The titular suare cat Eula wearing a floppy reen and yellow hat is busy with shovel and seeds when a portly blue and pink mouse happens along uizzed about her actions Eula discloses that she s Gardening
but that she doesn t care for Mouse s favorite spinach The sudden appearance of a porcupine heralded by the wordsthat she doesn t care for Mouse s favorite spinach The sudden appearance of a porcupine heralded by the words and Kaboom to fulfill the need for words beginning with K startles the mouse but doesn t faze the cat Mouse s fears are allayed by Eula s calm explanation that the prickly animal is her friend and the discovery that the porcupine also likes spinach Convinced to sample it Eula still finds the leafy reen stuff Yucky eXtremely so in fact leading Mouse to suggest that she try a Zucchini perhaps Created in watercolor Splitting Seconds (Songbird Series gouache watercolor pencils and ink the pictures are pleasingly childlike and stand out well against the abundant white space Unfortunately they appear static and flat when paired with the staccato text Letters are emphasized with red print but varying between upper and lowercase letters may create confusion as will a few unusual flourishes in the typeface selected Not as Icky as the spinach is in Eula s estimation but far from Mouse s opening observation of Amazing Picture book 4 7Professional RecommendationReview 2 Lolly Gepson This alphabet book which begins each sentence of text with a succeeding letter of the alphabe. E alphabet tells the story of an adorable mouse who discovers Eula a hip yet suare cat in herarden Mouse wants a taste of his favorite vegetable spinach but our four sided feline hates the reen leafy stuff. ,