There Once Was a Cat by Mary Jane Cogan
(Excerpt from Goodreads) THERE ONCE WAS A CAT is designed to appeal to many types of readers: cat fanciers, poetry lovers, and young readers. This book combines the antics of cats and the silliness of limerick poetry into a colorful, educational, and fun-filled reading experience.
The book contains twenty-six amusing limericks written about cats. The cats are named alphabetically, starting with A for Anna and ending with Z for Zipper. Each limerick is presented with a watercolor illustration. Within each illustration is the first letter of the cat’s name. For example, on the page about Anna, the young reader can search for all the A’s in the illustration, count them, and check the total with the answer page. Young readers, then, gain experience in alphabet, letter recognition, and counting skills.
Author Mary Jane Cogan holds a master’s degree in education. She drew from her experiences as a cat-lover, artist, and reading teacher to create this multi-faceted book.
This is a wonderful book that has limericks about cats for each letter of the alphabet. Each one has a beautiful watercolor picture that matches the limerick. There is also a challenge for young readers to keep track of how many letter A’s, B’s, C’s, etc. are in each limerick.
This is the perfect book for young readers that will capture their attention and have them laughing along with the limericks and pictures. As a cat lover I just adore this book. The limericks capture cats perfectly. My favorite was the cat named Will. I have experienced this lots of times and could relate.
There Once Was a Cat will appeal to young kids, cat lovers, those that enjoy poetry and everyone in between. Make sure to get your copy today.
I received There Once Was a Cat for free from the author in exchange for an honest review.