Published by Candlewick
Summary: In this sequel to See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog, the cat fills in for the dog who is out sick. The narrator (referred to as “book”) has stories about the dog doing un-cat-like things like digging a hole, swimming, and protecting a sheep. The cat is not pleased to be given these assignments, but finds some interesting ways to carry out her duties. Dog appears at the end, just as the cat is about to faint under the stress of having to protect a sheep from a wolf. Dog takes over, and Cat retreats to a hammock under the trees with a cold beverage in paw; “Now, THIS is the way to end a story!” 64 pages; ages 3-8.
Pros: See the Cat is one of my favorite early readers, and the author-illustrator team has created another winner with these three stories that are sure to give new readers some laughs. The first book won a Geisel Award, and this one is worthy of a similar honor.
Cons: I missed Dog.