Big Cat, Small Cat features unique, charming illustrations by Ami Rubinger where we see just about every kind of cat from nice and mean to dirty and clean. The sing-song text is fun and my son especially loves the rhymes. The rhyming word at the end of each page is intentionally left out, encouraging your child to participate and fill in the blank. I thought this concept was clever, but I didn't expect my son to understand it right away and figured I'd have to wait a while before he would start chiming in with the missing word. Well, after only a few days of reading the book together, he started chiming in all by himself! He can pretty much complete all the sentences with the last word and he loves doing it. This is the first time he's interacted with a book this way, and I really feel he learns something every time we read it together. The underlying message of accepting those of all shapes, sizes and personalities is also wonderful. It's engaging and I know that we will be reading this one for a long, long time!
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