Elizabeth Schoonmaker ì 3 eadTitle italicize Suare Cat ABCAuthor Elizabeth SchoonmakerIllustrator Genre Alphabet Book Concept bookThemes Alphabet Trying new things Learning Opening linesentence A mazing Brief Book Summary This book uses the familiar Suare cat Eula Alphabet Trying new things Learning Opening linesentence A mazing Brief Book Summary This book uses the familiar Suare cat Eula teach children the alphabet It used the alphabet to tell a story about a suare cat and how he dislikes spinach unlike his friends Mouse and Porcupine Mouse
then convinces Eula to try spinach but he dislikes it and instead Mouse offers him zucchini Professional RecommendationReview 1convinces Eula to try spinach but he dislikes it and instead Mouse offers him zucchini Professional RecommendationReview 1 Reviews2014 10 01An Abecedary Follow Up To follow up to s debut Suare Cat 2011 The titular suare cat Eula wearing a floppy green and yellow hat is busy with shovel and seeds when a portly blue and pink mouse happens along uizzed about her actions Eula discloses that she s Gardening but that she doesn t care for Mouse s favorite spinach The sudden appearance of a porcupine heralded by the words Kerplunk and Kaboom to fulfill the need for words beginning with K startles the mouse but doesn t faze the cat Mouse s fears are allayed by Eula s calm explanation that the prickly animal is her friend and the discovery that the porcupine also likes spinach Convinced to sample it Eula still finds the leafy green stuff Yucky eXtremely so in fact leading Mouse to suggest that she try a Zucchini perhaps Created in watercolor gouache watercolor pencils and ink the pictures are pleasingly childlike and stand out well against the abundant white space Unfortunately they appear static and flat when paired with the staccato text Letters are emphasized with ed print but varying between upper and lowercase letters may create confusion as will a few unusual flourishes in the typeface selected Not as Icky as the spinach is in Eula s estimation but far from Mouse s opening observation of Amazing Picture book 4 7Professional RecommendationReview. Enjoy the alphabet with this charming tale about a curious mouse and the delightful Eula from Suare Cat which School Library Journal said was “perfect for storytime or sharing one on one”Each letter of th. 2 Lolly Gepson This alphabet book which begins each sentence of
"Text With A Succeeding Letter "with a succeeding letter the alphabet features Eula a suare cat who is nevertheless extremely hip Mouse finds her starting a new project growing vegetables Hooray Mouse wants spinach but Ick Says Eula I DON T like spinach As the mouse scrambles through J to O a double page spread introduces Porcupine Turns out the prickly fellow are a friend of Suare Cat but unbelievable he likes spinach too Cat finally gives it a try but finds the leafy green extremely Yucky so mouse introduces zucchini Paired with the simple text and abundant white space water color gouache pencils and ink illustrate the Bright ed letter highlight the alphabet and make the story pop Swirling vegtables and garden tools contrast with the stolid cat and the geometric design of her suare not curling tail an added bit of humor Pair with Z is for Mouse 2012 ANOTHER STORY WHERE THE ANIMALS TAKE OVER THE NARRATION story where the animals take over the narration to Two Professional Reviews Both of the eviews mentioned the liking of simple text and the use of water colors and how it made the pictures pop on the white backgrounds They also mentioned that the pictures were childlike and the suare cat was creative and different However Kirkus eviews negativity mentioned the variance of upper and lower case letters and how that might confuse the audience Kirkus also mentioned that for an alphabet book
starting off with the word Amazing might not be clear or elevant to the children Evaluation of Literaryoff with the word Amazing might not be clear or elevant to the children Evaluation of Literary This alphabet book gave Indistractable readers clearepresentation of the letter that they were learning on that page The enlarged letters gave a good visual especially for young learner who is just learning the order of the alphabet The simple watercolor picture on top of the white background also grasps the eader s attention because it makes the page. E alphabet tells the story of an adorable mouse who discovers Eula a hip yet suare cat in her garden Mouse wants a taste of his favorite vegetable spinach but our four sided feline hates the green leafy stuff. Simpler to look at and know the character
and objects that are mentioned and used throughout the story This book also shows the alphabet while tellingobjects that are mentioned and used throughout the story This book also shows the alphabet while telling story instead of just putting words to the letter Consideration of Instructional Application A great lesson tied to this book is to have children come up with their own story using the letters of the alphabet as guidance It would allow them to learn the alphabet order while learning writing fundamentals Also because the book is done in watercolors and colored pencils an art project t would be to have students create their own cat in a shape of their choosing That would also link math to the literacy lesson by touching on geometry and shapes Suare cat has very little personality Not even sure why the cat is suare no other character is a geometric shape well it s creative and cute about a cat and a mouse and a porcupine told in a to z words starting out the phrases pretty creative Cute concept but not
"Very Compelling I Like The "compelling I like the and how the alphabet weaves its way through the story conversation between Eula and Mouse The story itself is pretty simple though and with such sparse pages leaves things a little boring If you e doing this as a storytime ead I d ecommend making it interactive the kids helping to ead the alphabet as you ead the conversation or something Just something to keep their focus I did get a chuckle from the last few letters so many try new things books end with Y is for Yummy that is was a little bit of a surprise But optimistic Mouse Zucchini Overall though a bit too simpleThis could be an OK addition for a storytime on cats or mice or gardening or the alphabet or porcupines I honestly wouldn t use it for one on vegetables just because of Y for Yucky even though I did find it a little funny as I said Don t need to einforce that veggies are icky do we. Enter the threatening pointed uills of a porcupine and Mouse is eady to un One letter leads to another and by the story’s end Mouse and Porcupine are pals and Eula might even try a taste of zesty spinach.