Five Star Amazon Reviews for Rat-a-tat-tat! I’ve Lost My Cat! by Denny Taylor

Great five star customer reviews of Rat-a-tat-tat! I’ve Lost My Cat! by Denny Taylor. Winner of The Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Awards. Available for purchase in hardcover and paperback.

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Author: Denny Taylor
Illustrator: Shelton Walsmith
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-942146-31-5
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-942146-32-2
Hardcover and Paperback: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

 

 

 

 

 

Book Description

Rat-a-tat-tat! I’ve Lost My Cat! by Denny Taylor is a picture storybook that is great fun for children learning to read. It is a lovable lost cats mystery with happily mixed-up families and friends. The paintings of the charismatic characters and the irresistible cats are bold and brilliantly painted by the acclaimed conceptual artist, Shelton Walsmith. When read aloud the story hums, and the rhythm of the highly predictable text makes it easy and joyful for children to read. At Garn Press we consider it the ultimate antidote to the developmentally inappropriate Common Core and the potentially damaging high stakes tests that are being administered to little children. Rat-a-tat-tat! I’ve Lost My Cat! is a light hearted pleasure that will make learning to read a moment to treasure in children’s young lives. We expect there will be some children who will want to keep the book forever.

Announcement From Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award Committee

“It is with great pleasure we announce Rat-a-tat-tat! I’ve Lost My Cat! as a winner of the Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award. Many hours have been spent interviewing readers, reviewing new releases, and sifting through bookshelves in order to find the perfect match for our organization. We recognize the creative energy, outstanding talent, and the collaborative nature of creating children’s books. It is with this understanding we offer you our thanks and congratulations for producing a book with such beauty and depth. Cherish each and every opportunity you have to share a book with a child, whether it be a friendly recommendation or an impromptu bedtime story. These moments are golden and have the potential to change a child’s path forever.”

Five Star Amazon Customer Reviews

Fun and Beautiful for Young Readers

My daughters love to read this book with me. We take turns making up voices and crack each other up. Shelton Walsmith’s expressive paintings have a personal quirkiness that together with the exuberant text and great layout produce something far more special than a plaything. This is a perfect gift for anyone who loves to read with their kids.

Amazing Picture Book

Recently two friends, ages five and three, and I read the amazing picture book, Rat-a-tat-tat! I’ve Lost My Cat! written by the distinguished literacy researcher and writer, Denny Taylor. The illustrations by Shelton Walsmith elicited smiles and laughter from the readers who immediately became involved in the pursuit of the lost cat(s). The children were fairly singing the familiar words including the refrain, “Fancy that!”

A Must For The Family Library!

Playful, rhythmic, and catchy! Rat-a-tat-tat has all of the elements needed for a picture book that children will ask to read over and over again! And the illustrations are so expressive and inviting! A must for the family library!

Five Stars

An excellent book for young readers. The illustrations are incredible!

Great Language for Early Readers

My granddaughter loves the book, interacts with it and enjoys the language. A great read aloud.beginning reader.

You Don’t Have To Be A Cat Lover to Love This Book!

The illustrations are simply stunning! The text engages and offers both predictability for the youngest readers and a twist for adults. Add this to your library!

Five Stars

Wonderful, whimsical, rhythm text with amazing illustration. Playful language and artwork keeps readers engaged… and thinking.

In a Word … Gorgeous!

I got a sneak peek at NCTE and couldn’t wait for my own copy to arrive. Playful language and bold illustrations make this book a hit with all of our young readers!

Fun and Beautiful for Young Readers

My daughters love to read this book with me. We take turns making up voices and crack each other up. Shelton Walsmith’s expressive paintings have a personal quirkiness that together with the exuberant text and great layout produce something far more special than a plaything. This is a perfect gift for anyone who loves to read with their kids.

 

 

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