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 Flubby is not a good pet!
 Author: Morris, J. E.

 Publisher:  Penguin Workshop (2019)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: 32 p., col. ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 659369 ISBN: 9781524787769
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Cats -- Fiction
 Pets -- Fiction

Price: $15.67

Summary:
Although Flubby the cat refuses to do pet tricks, he proves his pet worthiness during a scary situation.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: .70
   Points: .5   Quiz: 503959

Reviews:
   Booklist (02/15/20)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 02/15/2020 A young child’s cat, Flubby, isn’t like other pets. Kim’s bird sings, Sam’s dog catches, but, despite best efforts to teach Flubby tricks, he not only seems disinterested, but he also doesn’t comply or try. Sometimes he even does the opposite! For example, Jill’s frog can jump, but Flubby? Even after the kid, whose gender is unspecified, models jumping, Flubby, who’s been napping on his back, paws in the air, leisurely gets up, stretches, and yawns. But when a noisy thunderstorm comes (“KA-BOOM”), the pair get an opportunity to learn the mutual rewards of pet ownership, mostly in the form of sharing comfort and hugs. Short, simple text, accessibly written for new readers, is enlivened with interspersed speech-bubbles and humorous asides. Appealing, animated, colorful comics-style illustrations both depict and expand the story, such as in a montage in which Flubby's owner attempts to get the cute, stripy-tailed, bulky cat to catch, to no avail—Flubby merely watches the ball go by, then has a snooze. A droll and sweet read that cat fans especially will enjoy. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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