Cover image for Hi, cat!
Title:
Hi, cat!
Author:
Keats, Ezra Jack.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : Viking, 1999.

©1970
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 21 x 24 cm
Summary:
Archie's day would have been great if he had not started it by greeting the new cat on the block.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
390 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.8 0.5 31673.

Reading Counts RC K-2 2.8 1 Quiz: 13221 Guided reading level: J.
ISBN:
9780670885466
Format :
Book

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Summary

On his way to hang out with the neighborhood kids, Archie very innocently greets a stray cat who follows him and gets in the way. The cat ruins everything - Archie's street show is a mess and his audience drifts away. But things aren't all bad: when Archie goes, the cat follows him all the way home, too!


Author Notes

Ezra Jack Keats was born Jacob Ezra Katz in Brooklyn, New York on March 11, 1916. He was a mural painter for the Works Progress Administration (WPA) for three years before taking a job as a comic book illustrator. During World War II, he joined the United States Air Corp and was a camouflage pattern designer. After the war, he changed his name to make his Jewish heritage less noticeable.

He wrote and/or illustrated more than 85 children's books. The first book he illustrated was Jubilant for Sure by Elizabeth Hubbard Lansing, which was published in 1954. The first book he wrote was My Dog is Lost, which was published in 1960. His other works include Pet Show and The Snowy Day, which won a Caldecott Medal in 1963. He was also awarded the University of Southern Mississippi Medallion for outstanding contributions in the field of children's literature in 1980. He died of a heart attack on May 6, 1983.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Three read-alongs from Live Oak's extensive line introduce a newer book and two classic titles with clearly read word-for-word narration, both with and without page-turn signals. Joan Lexau's Don't Be My Valentine (Harper, 1952) is a humorous entry in the holiday book category. Hi, Cat! (Macmillian, 1970), by Ezra Jack Keats, tells of a cat's ruinous interference with an improvised neighborhood street show. Ruth Krauss' A Hole Is to Dig (Harper, 1952) is an amusing "dictionary of first definitions." The narrator of this last title has the clearest and most effective voice of all three selections. For all the books, sound effects are kept to a minimum but are just right. The guide for each is well done. These versatile library resources can be used individually or with groups. Ages 4-8. --Jean Silady


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