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Crash! The Cat
by David McPhail
David McPhail, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 8 x 10 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823436491 | 07-30-2016

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: FIRST | Age: 3 to 6

Themes: Animals/Fiction, Preschool, Humor
Recommendations: SLJ

CCSS Codes:
L.1.1, 1b, 1c, 1d, 4, 4c, 5, 5b, 5c, 6
RF.1.1, 2, 3, 3a, 3f, 4, 4a, 4b, 4c
SL.1.1, 1a, 1b, 1c, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
W.1.1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8
RL.1.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9

About the Book

The family cat destroys everything in his path, and the two girls who love him worry that he may be sick or blind in this story of unconditional pet love.

Crash destroys Kait's drum set, Krissie's doll, Mom's cake and Dad's paint job. The family takes Crash to the vet who says the cat is fine, but Crash topples the laundry as soon as he's back home.

One night while the girls are in bed, they hear the biggest CRASH! of all. That night, Crash is a hero!

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. How did Crash get his name? Use evidence from the story. RL-K-1.1, 3

2. Discuss the problem in the story. How was it solved? RL.K-1.3/SL.K-1.1

3. Why do you think life with Crash is always fun? Write a sentence and draw a picture. RL.K-1.1, 7/W.K-1.3, 8

4. What do you think will happen next? Explain why. RL.K-1.1, 2, 3/SL.K-1.1, 2, 6