Have You Seen My Cat?
post written by Emma Filbrun
Title: Have You Seen My Cat?
Author: Eric Carle
Major Themes: Cats
Synopsis: As a little boy searches for his cat, he finds lions, jaguars, and many other types of cat before he finds his own.
A little boy is searching for his cat. He asks one person after another, from cultures around the world, “Have you seen my cat?” Each person points him on to the next page, but to each cat he finds, he says, “This is not my cat!” as he encounters such cats as a jaguar, a panther, a lion, or a leopard. Finally, on the last page, he finds his cat—and a surprise.
Have You Seen My Cat is perfect for a little child who loves repetition. Little ones who want to learn to read will love this one, as they can quickly memorize it.