Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Silas: The Bookstore Cat” as Want to Read:
Silas: The Bookstore Cat
Inspired by the real-life feline resident of a small-town bookstore, this entertaining tale tells how Silas plays an important role in persuading a youngster that books can indeed be as interesting as soccer.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Down East Books
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
I'm not really crazy about kids' books that talk about "not liking to read," as that's not an issue in my family, and why put that idea out there? The cat in the bookstore was cute, and I liked that the boy and the cat developed a relationship. Chris Van Dusen is an excellent illustrator (this is why I picked this book), and this book is illustrated in a very different style than other books of his that we've read. My son liked the story well enough.
First of all, I love books about/with cats. So Silas, the Bookstore Cat was a joy to read. Who knew a cat could be the catalyst for a boy to put down the soccer ball and begin reading? I think the book would be a joy to read to children because I could share my love of cats AND reading! :)