Fetch, Cat. Fetch!

This delightful and humorous book will engage young readers as they begin to sound out words on their own and help make a lazy cat get some exercise. Both the cat and the young girl featured in the book are unnamed, which allows the child reading the book to imprint themselves into the story. The young girl wants to play with a perfectly lazy and sleeping cat. On each page, she tries something different to get the cat moving and to have some fun, but in the end, the cat is having none of it until the end when the girl and the cat play fetch.

The artwork is detailed enough to keep readers’ attention but not super photo-realistic, which would have distracted the reader from the words. Like a good young reader book, it serves two purposes. The first is to engage the young reader in sounding out words. Each page only features a couple of words and rhymes to help the young reader learn their first words. The second is to be funny as well, and it proves it through the antics of the girl and her cat.