I'm sorry this book is not for you This. On a purely technical level every book engages the reader right The act of reading or listening demands at least a small amount of participation Then you run into a book like Cat Secrets which shows the heights to which engaging can go as it pulls kids into its participatory tractor beam Confidently stepping into territory Mo Willems has been dominating in recent years Cat Secrets takes a wrecking ball to the fourth wall and speaks directly to its audience An audience that will be uite delightedCan you prove you’re a cat Because that's what you'll have to do if you want to read Cat Secrets Non felines are not allowed A trio of suspicious cats guard the book and aren’t going to let just anyone crack the cover They administer a couple tests to determine if the reader is a cat Meowing and purring ensue but the third and final test napping proves to be the cats undoing as they can't help but take a snooze themselves leaving their book of secrets up for grabsThe simplistic cartoon illustrations are an excellent match for the comedic text creating a unified mood that screams funny Bold colors coat every surface with minimal backgrounds to focus attention as if it were needed on our main charactersThe conclusion is calm then expected and no actual secrets are revealed aspects that while lending contrast and continuing the mystery make the ending seem slightly abruptWell suited for read aloud settings Cat Secrets will find plenty of kids eager to join in he fun

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Cat SecretsAyYou are a catOkay get ready to prove. This book is for cats only so if you want to read it you will have to prove that you are in fact a cat The cats in the book are hard to deceive If you keep turning the pages they will be on to the fact that you are not a cat at all They will test you You will have to meow You will have to purr Can you stretch like a cat too And then the final test Can you nap like a cat This is a book that happily breaks down the fourth wall celebrating silliness through a very interactive story line Czekaj follows the likes of Mo Willems and one of my childhood favorites The Monster at the End of This Book as he allows the audience into the book and to feel as if they have input into the storyline His very simple illustrations have a modern feel to them They let the humor stand on its own and don’t oversell it at all This is a book that will read aloud extremely well It’s one that I would save for that final book of a story time because it will stop the wiggles immediately Appropriate for ages 2 4

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READ & DOWNLOAD Þ Cat Secrets Ý I'm sorry—this book is not for you This book is for CATS ONLYWhat's that you sayYou are a catOkay get ready to prove itBook is for CATS ONLYWhat's that you s. The feline narrator of this amusing picture book from authorartist Jef Czekaj at first demands that all non cats stop reading the story instituting a series of tests when it is brought to his attention that not everyone has obeyed his instructions Can the reader meow like a cat Can they purr What about cat like stretching can they do that In the end it seems as if the reader is indeed a cat one that is prompted to join the felines in the story in a napThe readerlistener never does find out what those eponymous 'cat secrets' are although the little mouse who's been trying throughout the story to abscond with the volume of secrets held by the narrator does succeed in the end This additional layer of story available only in the artwork adds to the entertainment provided by Cat Secrets a meta fictional tale in which the narrator addresses the reader directly and involves them in the story Czejak's cartoon like artwork although not really my cup of tea is colorful and amusing capturing the humor of the story Recommended to all young cat lovers as well as to anyone looking for meta fictional picture books