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Oi Cat! (Oi Frog and Friends)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  414 ratings  ·  51 reviews

The laughter never ends with Oi Frog and friends ...

Don't miss this hilarious follow-up to Oi Frog! and Oi Dog! from the award-winning Kes Gray and Jim Field. A brilliant rhyming read-aloud text, jam-packed with animals and silliness - perfect for children and parents alike.

According to Frog ...
Cats sit on gnats,
Dogs sit on logs,
Raccoons sit on macaroon

Kindle Edition, 15 pages
Published September 7th 2017 by Hodder Children's Books
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Jul 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fun instalment in the humorous rhyming adventures of Cat, Dog and Frog.

This time Cat isn't impressed with the latest seating arrangements (having been told that Cat sit on Gnats) only for Dog to throw in where should Kittens and Mogs sit.
You can probably guess where it goes from there...

These books are so tounge-twisty hilarious.
Each page has brilliant striking colours that help engage even the youngest of children, whilst the suprise lift up flap adds to the fun.
Ova - Excuse My Reading
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is one of my son's favourite books. The rhyming is so funny it's even fun to read as an adult, also perfect for nearly-reading kids as lots of words they can easily read. ...more
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens
Another fun filled read with my daughters in the bookshop! You are never to old for this.
May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Hilariously funny, great story for old and young.
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A great addition to the series and another favourite of my 7 year old. I'm nearly 32 and these books make me smile! ...more
Sue Read
Nov 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Plenty of fabulous rhyme ….. and slightly unfortunate for dog!
Clemmie Hill
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I would have loved this as a child! A really fun, colourful book. 'Oi Cat!' is part of a series which helps children engage with the characters' personalities. Fantastic rhyming practice, giving space for children to think about rhyming words on their own, and introducing more complex sounding words like 'gnat' by putting 'gnasty' and 'gnibbly' next to it to help phonetically. Also some more complex nouns of 'armadillo' and 'alpaca'. I think this is a great mix between introducing new words, rhy ...more
Sep 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2017, fiction
OK folks, you should know the drill by now... in this, much awaited by me, thrilling next instalment of the Oi! saga, Frog is now calling the shots (or the sits) and that smart aleck cat (here with the gnat nibbled posterior) gets its comeuppance - or does it? Some neat moves to avoid nominative determinism in this one. Nowhere near stale yet as a concept.
Helen White
Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: junior-teen
I love these books. The rhymes get crazier
William Ford
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“A very funny book”. Oi Cat – is a funny clever story full of animal-rhyming silliness. The illustrations are fantastic and fit the text purrrrfectly. A clever concept which guarantees lots of giggling!
Samuel Tyler
Apr 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When did children’s books become so Meta? Back in the day each Thomas the Tank Engine adventure was separate from the other as if they lived in their own episodic wildness, but not today. In this world of Nintendo Switches and online platforms the average adult is too scared to venture onto, we have metaphysical children books. Books that reflect back on previous outings in the series. If you are going to get the most out of ‘‘Oi Cat!’’, you best know about your ‘‘Oi Frog!’’ and ‘‘Oi Dog!’’ too. ...more
I love this whole series! The illustrations are clever and tongue-in-cheek - so much expression in the animals' faces and so many fun little details in their clothes and accessories. And each book has their own punchline at the end of all the rhyming - even as an adult, it's much fun to read. How they build on each other makes for some fun reading too. Here, Cat is upset that Frog changed the Rules so that cats have to sit on gnats (instead of mats, as previously). Don't worry - he's a cat and w ...more
Ghadiyah Mobashir
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
This lovely book is part of a series including other books such as Oi Dog! and Oi Frog!
Frog has made rules about what each animal is allowed to sit on - the object must rhyme with the name of the animal. Cat has to sit on gnats and now has a sore bottom. Cat must find something more comfortable to sit on.
This book is brimming with rhymes so children will really enjoy joining in. Expect a lot of giggling with this humorous tale. The writing is very funky, words are emboldened for emphasis,
Amy Chiles
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Poor Cat has been instructed that cats sit on gnats - it's the rules! But Cat doesn't enjoy the gnats biting his bottom - perhaps HE can change the rules like Frog and Dog have done? What else can a cat sit on?

This brightly coloured and wonderfully illustrated book is full of animal rhymes that you wouldn't expect: Racoons and macaroons, armadillos and pillows, alpacas and cream crackers. So many animals, so many rhymes. You would think by the third book of essentially the same premise, that the
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Miss 3 really enjoys the book - especially the lift-the-flap punchline at the end! A great teaching resource as well as it combines teaching rhyme with flexibility and a fun sense of the absurd. Will be looking to read Oi Frog! and Oi Dog! as well :)

Miss 3 and I like to explore different books and authors at the library, sometimes around particular topics or themes. We try to get different ones out every week or so; it's fun for both of us to have the variety and to look at a mix of new & favour
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I first read when babysitting for 2 children (age 4 and 7). They absolutely loved it and and giggled the whole way through and memorised all the rhymes. I feel this book makes rhyming fun and encourages children to think of words to associate with memory. The colours are very eye catching and the illustrations are fun to look at. I have gone on to read all the books from this set and not one has disappointed!
Alyce Hunt
We made the mistake of reading this series completely out of order, which has somewhat lessened our enjoyment of the story arching between each of the installments. The rhyming lists of animals sitting on things that are vastly inconvenient still gets at least one chuckle out of each member of the family, and the illustrations are brilliant, but at points it does feel like you've just read the same story over and over again. ...more
Nov 02, 2020 rated it liked it
A funny story, following on from Oi Frog!. I would read the story aloud to FS-year 2 children who would likely find the book very funny and engaging. It could be used to support children's understanding of rhyme, with lots of opportunities for children to take part in finding words that rhyme. They could then either come up with or be given more animals to add to the story, describing what they would sit on. ...more
Sophie Noble-Tuck
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oi Cat is a hilarious picturebook with amazing illustrations that engage children and the reader in to the story. Throughout the story, there are lots of rhyming words that compare with each other including cats sit on mats. The children predict throughout the story what might be on the next page that goes with the word that has been exposed. Such a funny read and would definitely recommend.
Lily Wonka
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
[baby read]
And what happens when cat has had enough of sitting on gnats?
This series is an absolute gem. My 11mo loves them (we have the first 3 so far). The highly coloured and contrasted drawings paired with the punchy lines make for a fun and easily interrupted and picked up again read. Highly recommend!
Claire (Book Blog Bird)
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another superb addition to the Oi Frog series. They actually make me properly laugh out loud and the illustrations are brilliant. This edition didn't top the brilliance of Oi Dog's Elephants sit on smelly pants, but it still had me and my six year old cracking up. ...more
Emma Ruth
Dec 14, 2018 rated it liked it
"Frog's changed the rules."

The best thing about children's books such as these is that they are so simple. But it takes a certain type of person to turn something simple into something special.
Joy Keil
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: clara
What I liked: the expressions on the animals, the rhyming
What I didn't like: that it isn't really a story
I'm glad I got it from the library... we only read it once and kids didn't grab for it again.
Stacey Hartgen
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the series that my KS1 class and I have had the pleasure of reading. The children love guessing rhyming words, and have definitely become positively familiar with the structure of these books since we first started reaading them. As fun and as engaging as ever.
Sep 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Vibrant and engaging picture book that would be enjoyable for young readers: particularly when perhaps being introduced to rhyming words. It's really playful, creative and imaginative despite its simplicity! ...more
Ellie  Flude
Oct 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A great accompaniment to 'Oi Frog!' that once again explores use of rhyming words. This book would be great for children to explore other rhyming words, possibly going out on a 'rhyme hunt' in the classroom or playground. ...more
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
I just love the Oi series, now poor cat is trying to find a good place to sit. Wonderful series.
Wonderful illustrations & I liked the story.
Jan 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Charming and funny - I can see why my nephew lives this series!
Kim Howard
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable, but not as much fun as the first two. Having said that, the build up to the final pages - while pretty obvious to adults - is very pleasing.
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