Cats’ Night Out
Illustrated by Jon Klassen
A Paula Wiseman Book, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2010
From the dust jacket, “In the city, windows light. How many cats will dance tonight?
“It’s just a quiet evening in the city. Or is it? As the sun sets in the sky, dancing felines take to the streets and rooftops for a night on the town.
“Come along one night on Easy Street as a pair of cats start to groove to the beat. Count the cats by twos (and hunt for their number hidden on the page!) in this foot-tapping, finger-snapping counting book.”
Cats, cats and more cats! Just the way I like my cat books! With each page turned, the number of cats increases, they change their clothes and the way they’re dancing! We have cats doing the samba, the fox trot, the polka, and my personal favorite – line-dancing, complete with cowcat boots! And, of course, once it reaches its crescendo – well, if I were to tell you what happens, it wouldn’t be as funny as you finding out for yourself. A perfect ending to a perfectly wonderful book! And even though the illustrations aren’t what I typically like, I don’t mind them – except that the way the cat’s eyes are drawn they all look like they’re asleep or dancing with their eyes closed. It’s a bit weird.
Rating 4 out of 5 paws because it made me smile the whole way through and laugh at the end.