Thursday, March 26, 2015

HERE COMES THE EASTER CAT by Deborah Underwood; Book Review

By: Deborah Underwood
Illustrated by: Claudia Rueda
Published by: Dial Books for Young Readers
Released on: 1/28/14
Ages: 3 & up
Source: Purchased book
Rating: 5 Owlets - I Loved It!
Purchase from: Amazon | B&N
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When Cat tries to replace the Easter Bunny, he soon learns that the job is much harder than he expected-and does not allow time for naps.

A cat with flair to spare, an Easter Bunny with a job to do, and a hilarious break from sticky-sweet Easter fare for fans of Patrick McDonnell and the Pigeon books by Mo Willems.

Why should the Easter Bunny get all the love? That's what Cat would like to know. So he decides to take over: He dons his sparkly suit, jumps on his Harley, and roars off into the night. But it turns out delivering Easter eggs is hard work. And it doesn't leave much time for naps (of which Cat has taken five--no, seven). So when a pooped-out Easter Bunny shows up, and with a treat for Cat, what will Cat do? His surprise solution will be stylish, smart, and even--yes--kind.

If you loved Here Comes Santa Cat, wait till you read Here Comes The Easter Cat! 

Who doesn't love the Easter Bunny? Cat doesn't. He's not too happy about there being an Easter Bunny. What about an Easter Cat? I mean, Cat does have a good point. Why not an Easter Cat? It's not that I don't love the Easter Bunny, because I do. But, Easter Cat has a ring to it. Sort of. Okay, maybe Easter Cat doesn't sound nearly as cute as saying the Easter Bunny. Not that Cat isn't cute, because Cat is.

 Cat doesn't realize that there is a lot of work that goes into being the Easter Bunny. The Easter Bunny is extremely busy. There's a lot that goes into what he does. For example, Cat likes to take naps. A lot of naps. As he finds out, the Easter Bunny is very busy delivering eggs and goodies to kids that he doesn't have time for naps. That doesn't really work out for Cat, since he takes 7 naps a day. The Easter Bunny is really fast. Faster than Cat. Though Cat may not be the Easter Bunny, he does proves that he can be just as clever as the Easter Bunny, and helps him out. Maybe Cat could be the Easter Cat after all....

I loved it. With adorable illustrations, simplistic wording, and humor readers of all ages can get, this is one book I highly recommend picking up. I thought Here Comes Santa Cat was cute, but this book might be just as cute, if not cuter. I know, that's hard to believe. After all, the story is about one adorable Cat. How can you say no to that? Trust me, he's worth picking up this must read. You don't need to be a cat person to fall in love with this Cat. Trust me, he'll win you over with this antics. 

I think Here Comes the Easter Cat makes the perfect gift for the Easter Bunny to include in a child's Easter Basket. After all, books are better than chocolate bunnies. I think Cat would agree with me. 

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~