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This book just stole my cat!

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  192 ratings  ·  35 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 hi
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.
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
Cute, but done. See Press Here, Tap the Magic Tree, etc. ...more
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.").
Dec 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: childrens, storytime
Very similar to 'this book just ate my dog" we have a main character whose pet is eaten by the spine of the book. Only it's a cat, and the book 'stole' the cat. Various ways of retrieval are tried, but all the helpers are also stolen by the book. Luckily a letter is sent back that reveals the book is ticklish, and if readers tickle the book it will sneeze everyone back out. Large, bright illustrations and simple text make this a good group read-a-loud. Everyone will be able to follow along and s ...more
Apr 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
LOVE this book and this series! I think these books are wonderful to use when introducing the parts of the book - especially in upper grades because either they've forgotten them or never learned the correct name for them. Also, they are great mentor texts to use to show creativity and taking an idea in a new direction. Each of these books uses some of the same ideas but is fresh and fun and provides a twist I didn't see coming. Heli-kitty? These will always be on the teacher shelf so I can pull ...more
Rebecca Ann
Jan 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This installation is very nearly identical to This Book Just Ate My Dog! but for cat lovers. It is the absolute perfect read aloud for a cat visit. I'm obsessed. ...more
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.
When the book seems to be eating up characters and action, the reader must tickle the book to sneeze them back out
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.
Oct 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Fun interactive and playful.
Oct 30, 2019 rated it liked it
The usual fun from Byrne. Love the siren in this one!
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
We enjoyed tickling the book, it made us smile/laugh.
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.
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
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!
Mallory Hargett
Interactive way to engage the students by wondering where the cat has gone.
Fran Hernandez
Dec 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-book
Good interactive book for the classroom.
Dec 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
There's a similar book that actually does it better. When I remember the name of the other book I'll let you know. ;)
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Funny & clever interactive story. ...more
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Super cute story !!!
Sara Cook
So fun!
Jan 24, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Charming but feels like a replay to give the cat equal time. The tickling is cute and young readers will enjoy the idea.
Illustrations are terrific as usual.
Jan 24, 2020 rated it really liked it

Fun...but maybe a little too young for my crowd. Apparently, I should have read the dog one first. Oops.
Cindy Kleback
Bright colorful illustrations and interactivity make this a good book for story time!
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love those interactive, imaginative books.
Apr 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
series never gets old. Wish they were all translated to chinese
Debbie Moeller
May 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is just as clever as the first one. Not much difference in the plot though. Still, the kids enjoyed it.
Aug 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love Richard Byrne's sense of humor. He is always one of my favorites and the kids at story times!
Oct 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
as always supremely entertaining books. Well done.
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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