sweet little book is simply perfect for children who are ready to
move beyond their Bob Books or other basic readers. This remains
simple, but the story is longer and the book is so delightfully
funny and interesting that it is a joy to read.
I recommend this book for all new readers, both boys and girls.
It's about a rather stubborn fat cat who just doesn't want to give
up his mat, despite all of the humorous efforts of the exasperated
On the educational front, the book uses rhymes (as is evident
in the title) and repeated phrases to help budding readers along.
The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat is also quite entertaining, with plenty
of descriptive pictures (and a certain oversized cat taking up
most of the room) and just enough humor to keep kids--and their
caregivers--turning the pages. Fun!
The paperback edition is approximately $4 US.