I would give this book 5 out of 5. It was a delightful book for young children and in the classroom. The story was cute and so were the illustrations. It would be great to use with learning about topics such as cats, tigers, poetry, William Blake, and India. It would also be a great book when talking about feelings and social skills. Topics could include: Moving to a new home, Behavior in a bookstore, Storytelling time, Jealousy, and Meeting new friends. Students could draw their own pictures of their favorite scene from the story. They could also talk about different ways the characters could have behaved in the story or even write a second part to the story about the adventures of the two cats in the bookstore. I think this book is open to lots of possibilities in the classroom.
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