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August 31, 2016

A DOG NAMED CAT - Anne Toole

A DOG NAMED CAT
by
Anne Toole

A little dog named Cat
Wondered how he got a name like that!
From other animals, he had found
That cats weren't very nice to be around.
Another name he wished he had,
Because being named Cat made him mad!
What did the little dog do
To change his name to something new? 
 Paperback: 26 pages, Publisher: Outskirts Press (June 18, 2016) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 1478773391 
ISBN-13: 978-1478773399


 AUTHOR
Anne Toole grew up in Williston, S.C. She is a graduate of Anderson JR. College in Anderson, South Carolina and the University of Georgia with a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education. She taught in a first grade classroom in Augusta, Georgia for thirty years. Ms. Toole has always enjoyed reading and writing poetry. As a child, she loved to listen to nursery rhymes and stories written in rhyme. Most of her stories are written in verse. Ms. Toole is an avid traveler and has traveled extensively in the U.S. Canada and Europe. She traveled in Northern Africa and the Middle East.  She resides in Columbia, S.C.   She is the author of Mean Mike, The Bird That Didn't Want To Be A Bird and The Frog That Lost His Croak.
 
MY THOUGHTS

Do you like your name?   Most of us just accept what our parents named us and go on, whether we like it or not.   What if you were named something really outlandish, something you really disliked?   How would you go about changing it?
The author gives us a dog, so cute and lovable. This little cutey was taken in by a nice family and was named by their baby.  What did the baby call this little dog?   Of all things, CAT!
 CAT just accepted being called that.  He didn't know it was strange being called CAT when he was a DOG.    Of all things, a little mouse, let CAT know he wasn't a CAT, he was a DOG.   This got CAT to thinking. Why was he called CAT?   Everybody that CAT came in contact with laughed and told him  he wasn't a CAT. What was wrong with him?

CAT didn't know what to do.  He was so sad.  He didn't like when he finally saw what a CAT was.    So, in the only way CAT knew, he started barking and his family couldn't understand.  What is CAT going to do?  Will his name somehow get changed perhaps to DOG?  Or will the little boy in the family figure out that CAT needed to be called something different?
This little book is written in verse and has such wonderful colorful pictures to go with it.   It is a learning book that is presented in a fun way.  Children learn about doggies and cats and the other animals around them.  Children and adults alike will love the story, pictures.  Parents, grand parents,teachers will love the way the children's faces light up with the story of a dog named CAT!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author, Anne Toole in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.

I would give this book 5 STARS.

 

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