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There's a Cat in Our Class!: A Tale about Getting Along

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  18 ratings  ·  4 reviews
"Also included is a Note to readers written by Gayle E. Pitman, PhD, that discusses how parents, teachers, and other adults can talk with children about diversity in a way that's meaningful and effective"--Jacket.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 15th 2016 by Magination Press
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Feb 01, 2017 rated it liked it
All about accepting those who are different from us. There are many other similar picture books on this topic. While the story itself is decent it doesn't stand out as being remarkable. What really set this book apart are the parent notes at the end that invite caregivers to explore their own biases and offer strategies on how to raise culturally responsive children.
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Jul 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a timely, clever and funny story for young children about embracing the differences in each other. The students (dogs) in this story are curious and brutally honest with their questions to their new classmate, Samantha (cat). They want to know if she eats mice, walks on a leash, wags her tail and uses a litter box or goes outside. The  cast of characters are lively and learn about acceptance, tolerance and how to get along. It will help them discover how they are more alike than differen ...more
Great concept, but the book read choppy and didn't flow right.
Kate Puleo Unger
Dec 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
ages 4-8

This book is about accepting differences. A class of dogs gets a new student...a cat! The dogs are unsure at first. They have many preconceived notions about what cats can and cannot do. But Samantha proves them wrong, and in the end they're very accepting.
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Jeanie Franz Ransom is a children's picture-book author and former elementary school counselor with a penchant for puns and a fondness for fractured fairytales. Her books include the award-winning "What Really Happened to Humpty?" and "The Crown Affair," and her newest title, "Cowboy Car."

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