That Cat Can't Stay
That Cat Can't Stay
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That Cat Can't Stay

Written by Thad Krasnesky & illustrated by David Parkins
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5 - 7
Reading age
32
Page count
26
Words per page
510L
Lexile measure
Apr 1, 2010
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Narrated by a cat-loving little girl, this story is a hysterical romp through a family’s pet adoption dilemma. Poor Dad does not like cats, and he voices his opposition to the steady stream of stray cats that always seem to wind up on his doorstep—thanks to a cat-loving Mom who wants to save every stray she finds. In an effort to win Dad over, the little girl hides a tiny stray kitten in her hood and convinces Dad to just give it one small squeeze. Dad manages, with trepidation, to stick out his pinkie and pet the creature. But now that five cats have taken over his favorite chair, he becomes desperate and makes a visit to the pound. Dad returns happily with a big, fat puppy—everyone gets something that they want. With hilarious ink and watercolor illustrations, this picture book demonstrates the resourcefulness, love, and compromises of a pet-loving family.

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780979974656
    Publication Date
    April 1, 2010
    Publisher
    Flashlight Press
    Page Count
    32
    Words Per Page
    26.21875
    Audience
    Picture
    Reading Age
    5 - 7 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2009939020
    Lexile® Level
    510L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~N
    ATOS® Book Level
    2.5
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    0.5
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    136482
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    LG

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