If Not for the Cat

by Jack Prelutsky

On Sale: 09/21/2004

If Not for the Cat

by Jack Prelutsky

illustrated by Ted Rand

On Sale: 09/21/2004

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New York Public Library's “One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing”

Parents' Choice Silver Honor

ALA Notable Children’s Book

Notable Children’s Book in the Language Arts (NCTE)

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About the Book

Seventeen haiku composed by master poet Jack Prelutsky and illustrated by renowned artist Ted Rand ask you to think about seventeen favorite residents of the animal kingdom in a new way. 

On these glorious and colorful pages you will meet a mouse, a skunk, a beaver, a hummingbird, ants, bald eagles, jellyfish, and many others. Who is who? The answer is right in front of you. But how can you tell? Think and wonder and look and puzzle it out!

A creature whispers:

If not for the cat,
And the scarcity of cheese,
I could be content.

Who is this creature?
What does it like to eat?
Can you solve the riddle?


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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060596774
  • ISBN 10: 0060596775
  • Imprint: Greenwillow Books
  • On Sale: 09/21/2004
  • Pages: 40
  • List Price:21.99 CAD
  • Ages: 4 to 8
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Animals / General
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Concepts / Senses & Sensation

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