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The Best Cat

2.98 of 5 stars 2.98  ·  rating details  ·  51 ratings  ·  10 reviews
The family pet is so much more than that in this warm and funny book for little animal lovers with imaginative minds.

When Bootsy plays with a ball of yarn, Jeff sees a clown — the best clown in the world! And when Bootsy dances, Jeff sees a ballerina — the best ballerina in the world! Jeff’s big sister, Ginny, disagrees. "Bootsy is just a regular cat," she insists. But Gin
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 23rd 2010 by Candlewick Press
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Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
This one didn't do it for me. Each member of this family tries to compare Bootsy the cat with a clown or a football star or a ballerina or a fisherman. Little brother Jeff always agrees and uses his imagination to picture Bootsy being these things. Big sister Ginny, however, always nixes it by pointing out why Bootsy can't be any of those things. Will they ever agree on what Bootsy really is? Bootsy is cute, that's for sure, but the story just didn't grab me. Nevertheless, it's simple language a ...more
Shanshad Whelan
Found this to be less than inspiring. While Jeff sees their cat doing all sorts of fantastic things (the perennial enthusiastic optimist) Ginny keeps shooting down each suggestion with an explanation of why their poor cat couldn't possibly do such things. (defeatist pessimist). The overall impression of the book is blah.
Amanda Fack
The illustrations are the best part of this book: cute and fanciful, full of movement, well-drawn. The story is less original, but easy to follow and familiar to pet-lovers' desire to assign all manner of fantastic attributes to their furry companions.
Jeff believes Bootsy really could be the best ballerina, fisherman, football player, etc. in the world. His sister, Ginny, doesn't agree since Bootsy is, after all, a cat. Cute but Ginny needs to expand her imagination!
Inspired Kathy
This book was ok. Nothing spectacular but perhaps if your children love cats they might like this.
Susan Erhardt
I think this would make a cute book for cat storytime.
It's about a cat. What's not to like?
Cute pet book.
cats, pets
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Emigrated to the US from Ukraine in 1991, along with his wife and two children. Currently lives in Brooklyn
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