We're All Different but We're All Kitty Cats: First Day of School
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We're All Different but We're All Kitty Cats: First Day of School

4.7 of 5 stars 4.70  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  11 reviews
“My name is Carlos and I have no fur,” the kitty cat announces on the first day of school. Using schoolroom situations that every child will recognize, author Peter Goodman creates a gaggle of feline classmates who show the way to respect and friendship for Carlos the hairless cat, who faces the challenge of being different. With the support of his mother and teacher, Carl...more
Hardcover, 52 pages
Published July 1st 2012 by dreamBIG Press (first published June 6th 2012)
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Jinky
Awesome illustrations in pictures and in explaining the lesson of the story. This book was designed as resource to teach preschool children about bullying. This is one of a series of books that deals with important social issues that the author and his team plan to render.

Simply fabulous! It even has conversational starter questions at the end to aid you in a discussion. Giving you an idea of your child's understanding of the story and provide you opportunity to direct the child to the moral les...more
Sadie Forsythe
We're All Different but We're All Kitty Cats: First Day of School is said to be written for children 3 and up. Bang on target, I'd say. I read this book with my two children, 2 and 5. My five year old loved it (thus the 5 stars). My 2 year old quickly lost interest.

The plot centres around a hairless cat named Carlos and his attempt to fit in at school on the first day, despite being different in a more extreme fashion than everyone else. There are fat cats, thin cats, blue eyes cats, yellow eye...more
Paula  Phillips
As someone who is passionate about stopping bullying, this was a great book to read and as my day job is a Children's and Teens Librarian , I was thinking that this would be an awesome book to read to school children about bullying and the way it can make people feel. One of the other things that I really liked about Peter's book was that he made each of the cats different and have different hobbies as in today's society when children start school , they may be in a class of white, maoris, black...more
Allizabeth Collins
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I am a total cat lover! So when I got the chance to read this unique children's book about bullying, I knew that I had to take it! The first thing I noticed was Nicolás S. Milano's strange, yet fun and colorful illustrations! I love when I see artistic concepts that I have not seen before, and I know that children enjoy varied stimuli as well. The exaggerated faces and bodies of the characters are great tools for conveying expressions and emotions, although some of them were more odd than...more
Melissa
This review was originally posted on Melissa's Midnight Musings on December 21, 2012.

This story is simple, and well told, yet it packs a powerful message. It touches on the important issue of bullying. In the story, Carlos is a cat who has no fur. When he goes to school on the first day and the teacher asks the class to share two things about themselves, Carlos shares that he likes to read books and that he has no fur. When he shares the fact that he has no fur, the class begins to laugh at him...more
Dee
Sep 19, 2012 Dee rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: kids
The first thing I noticed about this book is the bright, colorful, detailed pictures. Just looking at the pictures, you can see what the story is telling. The illustration is amazing. My son loved the pictures and analyzed each page.
The story shows how even though they are all kitty cats, they all look different and like different things. What a fun way to teach kids how people are different too. When one kitty gets laughed at and teased, we see how that makes him feel. This is another great le...more
Heather
I really enjoyed We're All Different But We're All Kitty Cats and know the kids in my classroom will as well. The pictures are bright, beautiful, and full of detail. The story goes through Carlos' first day of school. Carlos is a hairless cat. When the class is sharing 2 things about themselves he shares that he doesn't have any fur. This makes all the other cats laugh at him.

After school Carlos walks home only to be bullied by another cat. Then two other cats from his class jump in and defend h...more
Lianne (The Towering Pile) Lavoie
When Carlos goes to school for the first time, the other kitty cats laugh at him because he has no fur. After school, a couple of other kitties stand up for him against the school bully, but Carlos still cries when he gets home from school. His mom comforts him, telling him that he's special, and soon his classmates also realise that Carlos is special.

The first thing I noticed about this book was the illustrations. I absolutely love the art. It's so different from what I've seen in other childre...more
Kristi
A young furless cat was excited to start school until the whole class laughed at the fact that he had no hair. Even after some classmates felt bad for laughing and tried to help him avoid a school bully, he still returned home in tears. An important discussion with his mother helped him face the next day at school and he soon learned that although he may be different than the other cats, he was a special kitty cat.

This is a wonderful book to discuss with children about believing in who you are,...more
Terry
There are LOTS of layers to this book. I thought it would be text-heavy and take too long to read for the audience (preschool / first grade) but it was perfect. I loved the way that the author introduces each character, weaves in some learning (ABCs), and friendship, too.

Pros: The bright, active illustrations will keep kids' attention while you read this story.

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Aimee
Aug 30, 2012 Aimee rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
I love this book, but this reviewer says it best:

http://stagemommusings.com/2012/08/29...
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