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Cat Got a Lot
An I Like to Read® Book Level C
by Steve Henry
Steve Henry, Illustrator

Reinforced | 24 pages | 8 x 10 | US$ 14.95
ISBN: 9780823433858 | 07-30-2015

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 4 to 8

Themes: Easy Readers, Animals/Fiction, Friendship
Recommendations: K

CCSS Codes:
L.K.1, 1b, 1d, 1e, 1f, 2, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d
W.K.3, 5, 6, 8
SL.K.1, 1a, 1b, 2-6
L.K.4, 4a, 5, 5c, 6
RL.K.1-5, 7, 9, 10
RF.K.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 3a, 3c, 4

About the Book

This warm story about a cat who goes looking for a fish and winds up with a lot more celebrates friendship and generosity.

Cat wants a fish. He ventures out in search of one and comes across a horn in the window of a music shop that he thinks his neighbor Elephant might like, so Cat buys it. Cat's search for a fish continues when he encounters a bookstore. Certainly bookworm Dog would enjoy a new book, so Cat buys him one. Cat's sweep of generosity continues as he buys presents for all his friends. In his surge of excitement to give everyone their new gifts, Cat almost forgets to get himself a fish! When Cat returns home and presents his friends with their new things they are all very happy, which for Cat, is the greatest happiness of all.

A companion to HAPPY CAT: An I Like to Read® Book.

About the Series

I Like to Read® books are picture books written and illustrated so that even the newest reader can enjoy a satisfying, quality literary experience. The books in the series are written at kindergarten and early first grade reading levels.

"These books deftly combine text and art to create a positive experience for new readers.—School Library Journal

"This series dares to make entertaining reads from short texts and familiar vocabulary—Kirkus Reviews

"Each one makes the hard world of learning to read enough fun to encourage children at this critical developmental moment to try another one."Vicky Smith, Children's and YA Editor at Kirkus Reviews

Click here for flash cards for each book, educator's materials for the series and the complete listing of I Like to Read® books!

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. What is the main idea of CAT GOT A LOT? What did Cat get? RL.K-1.1, 2

2. Why did Cat get each item? Identify the characters in the story and explain. RL.K-1.1, 2, 3

3. How do the illustrations support meaning in the story? Find words and details in the pictures. Draw a picture of a store or shop in your neighborhood. Have students share their picture and see if the group can guess what it is based on the details. RL.K-1.7/ SL.K-1.5

4. Write a thank you note to Cat from one of the characters in the story. RL.W.3

Activity Sheets

CAT GOT A LOT: An I Like to Read® Book, Level C Coloring Pages
Happy Cat goes shopping. Color what Cat bought.