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This Book Just Stole My Cat!

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  92 ratings  ·  17 reviews
In this next picture book from Richard Byrne--the author-illustrator of This book just ate my dog!--Bella, Ben, and that adorable dog have to rescue Ben's cat from the clutches of the naughty book.

When Ben's cat disappears into the gutter of the book, Bella joins in the search-and-rescue mission. But when the helpers disappear one after another, Ben realizes it's up to
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 24th 2019 by Oxford University Press
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Tracy Morton
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Each time you turn the page the book eats something new. The children have to tickle the book to get it to sneeze so that it will sneeze out all of the stuff it stole.
Barbara
Although I enjoyed this interactive picture book well enough, and I'm sure that many young readers will have a blast following its instructions and becoming a part of the story, I didn't feel as charmed by it as the author/illustrator's earlier offerings in a similar vein. I'm not sure why, but perhaps it was just the total absurdity of the cat and others disappearing into the book's gutter or the cat toy bouncing around that detracted from my enjoyment. Nevertheless, young readers will be quick ...more
Francis Thibeault
J'aime bien le concept des albums de Richard Byrne, mais ce livre ressemble trop à Ce livre a mangé mon chien!. Dommage, parce qu'encore une fois, l'on suit les aventures de Bruno et Bella de manière active et dynamique...
Becky B
When Ben's cat disappears into the crack between the pages of the book chasing its toy, several others offer to help with the rescue but no one is coming back. Perhaps the reader needs to get involved in this rescue mission.

A cute interactive book that uses the physical layout of the book for fun effects. It is helpful to have read This Book Just Ate My Dog to fully understand where Bella is coming from, but not necessary. If you are looking for a book that will get kids interacting with the
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Nicola
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
Great for 3 - 4 year olds. A young boy's dog gets eaten by the book and an increasing number of search and rescue attempts also get swallowed up. Young readers are directed to tickle to book in order to have it sneeze everyone free.
Jaymie
Nov 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Cute and silly. On it's own, kids might get a kick out of it, but if they've read others in the series, they might find this predictable and repetitive, or maybe just familiar ("I feel like I've read this before.").
Rachel
Oct 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Fun interactive and playful.
AbsentLibrarian
Oct 30, 2019 rated it liked it
The usual fun from Byrne. Love the siren in this one!
Caroline
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: story-time
This is a very cute book! Would be great for a story time as it has an interactive element and a feeling of being the story's hero!
Sarah
When the book seems to be eating up characters and action, the reader must tickle the book to sneeze them back out
Bella
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Young kids would love a book that they could physically interact with — especially if it’s only make pretend.
Jessica
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
We enjoyed tickling the book, it made us smile/laugh.
Leslie
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am anxious to see how the kids enjoy "tickling" the pages to help the cat escape.
Edward Sullivan
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Fun, interactive metafiction.
Susan
Dec 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The only way I'm going to meet my goal this year is to cheat and start logging the books I read with my kids. (If I'd been doing that all along, I'd be somewhere around 1000 books for the year. :-) )

My older son is in French immersion kindergarten, so we're trying to introduce the occasional book in French. I was relatively fluent about 25 years ago, but am very very rusty. So, I was looking for a book that would be amusing and have relatively simple vocabulary (since I like to translate as I go
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Jenna Mills
Would appeal to lots of kids
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