LaRochelle, David. See the Cat: Three Stories about a Dog . Mike Wohnoutka, Illus. Easy Reader. Candlewick, 09/2020. pp. $8.99. 978-1-5362-0427-8. OUTSTANDING. GRADES PRE-2.
Abundant white space, good-sized font, and gouache pictures combine for a fresh take on the tired easy reader. Max’s indignation in the first story gives way to wisdom as he learns to manipulate the text. The clever premise is carried by Wohnoutka’s expressive big-eyed pooch. Childhood favorites make cameos in a winning combination.
Beth Gousman, Montclair School