48. The Flying Flea, Callie, and Me

The Flying Flea, Callie, and Me by Carol and Bill Wallace
Illustrated by David Slonim
First book in the Gray Cat Trilogy

Pages: 85
Finished: Mar. 4, 2008
Reason for Reading: read-aloud to my 7yo
First Published: 1999
Genre: children, humour, animal fantasy
Rating: 3.5/5

First Sentence:

I strolled toward the porch with my trophy.

Comments: Gray cat is a kitten who finds new things everyday to explore in his world. Then one day he finds himself looking after a baby bird. This book was a lot of fun and we both enjoyed it. The writing was a bit stilted at times but that is often the case for novels written at a low (Gr. 2/3) reading level. The story was fun and the message (having confidence in oneself) was clear and heartfelt. This is our second book by this husband and wife team that we've enjoyed and ds has requested we continue this trilogy. A quick and easy read, especially recommended for Grades 1 to 3.

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  1. I love the cover, would probably buy this book just based on that. Nice that it is a fun book to read as well.

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