The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read

The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read

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A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year
A Chicago Public Library Best Book of the Year

"A marvelous debut...Sometimes it takes the right nudge to fall in love with books." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"This quirky tale filled with subtle humor makes a fun read-aloud, especially for cat lovers, literacy lovers, or anyone looking for a great story." -- School Library Journal (starred review)

It's not easy to teach a cat to read, but one boy tries to anyway in this sweet and silly picture book debut that captures the challenges and rewards of learning to read.

Nick loves to read books--and he loves to play with his cats, Verne and Stevenson. So naturally Nick decides it's a great idea to teach his cats to read. But Verne and Stevenson don't appreciate when Nick wakes them up with a flashcard that says NAP. Nick finally piques Verne's interest with words like MOUSE and FISH. But not Stevenson's. While Nick and Verne go to the library, Stevenson hides under the porch. Will Nick ever find a way to share his love of reading with his feline friends?
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781481435697
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : colour illustrations ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Berube, Kate - Illustrator

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GCPL_EarlyLit Aug 04, 2017

Learning to read is hard... especially if you are a cat. Journey with Nick as he determines what his cats are interested in reading, visits his local library, has lots of adventures, and finally teaches his cats how to read. Beautiful book about a persistent boy and the cats he loves.

nmaryann Aug 30, 2016

Verne, Nick's cat, is enthusiastic about reading words and the captivating world of story. This cat even gets his own library card (and borrows so many books)!! Stevenson, Verne's other cat, isn't quite taken by the written word. When Nick discovers Stevenson's drawings and becomes aware of his cat's fascination with pirates, Nick learns that Stevenson just wasn't being presented with stories that sparked his interest. A delightful read-aloud for emergent readers, and book lovers of all ages. Berube's art is absolutely charming!

Unevoie Aug 17, 2016

This book is extremely adorable and a little unexpected. With charming characters, both people and cats, you'll find much to enjoy in this book about reading, finding your own groove, and being a good friend.

Suzen_S Jul 29, 2016

As a cat lover, this book is adorable. Stevenson is the grumpy cat that will stick in your heart forever! It's a marvellous story of how even the most disinterested can find a love of reading if you just ask "What are you interested in?"

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