What's Your Favorite Favorite? (Ballet Cat #3)

by Bob Shea (Author) Bob Shea (Illustrator)

What's Your Favorite Favorite? (Ballet Cat #3)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Ballet Cat

Ballet Cat and her cousin Goat are preparing a show for Grandma. Each is trying to outdo the other--Ballet Cat with an elaborate dance routine (of course), and Goat with his amazing (amazingly lame, that is) magic tricks. Neither act goes off quite as planned, but it doesn't matter . . . because Grandma falls asleep during the performance! Oh well, at least Ballet Cat and Goat learn how to cooperate. (But Ballet Cat cooperates better!)

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Kirkus Reviews

While not the funniest addition to the series or to the genre, this latest outing should please fans of Ballet Cat.

School Library Journal

K-Gr 2--While Ballet Cat puts together a dance program for Grandma, Goat (aka The Great Goatini) prepares a magic show. According to Ballet Cat, ballet is Grandma's favorite. According to Goat, magic is Grandma's FAVORITE favorite. A battle of the wills ensues between the pair as they take turns displaying their talents. Goat's less than stellar magic skills provide humor, as do the facial expressions. When Grandma arrives, each one tries to impress her and best the other. When Grandma is asked which performance is her FAVORITE favorite, she saves the day by avoiding the question with the suggestion of ice cream. With neon-bright pages, equally colorful speech bubbles, deadpan humor, and the fun series format, this offering is sure to resonate with beginning readers, who will relate to the competition for a loved one's attention.

Copyright 2017 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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Bob Shea

Bob Shea has written and illustrated more than a dozen picture books, including Dinosaur vs. Bedtime, and is the author of Big Plans, illustrated by Lane Smith. His writing career began at Comedy Central, and his characters and animations have appeared on Nick Jr., Playhouse Disney, and PBS Kids.

Lane Smith is a four-time recipient of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book award and a two-time Caldecott Honor recipient, most recently for Grandpa Green. He is the author and illustrator of Abe Lincoln's Dream and It's a Book, which ahs been translated into over twenty languages, among many other books.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date
February 20, 2017
Ballet Cat
BISAC categories
JUV002090 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Farm Animals
JUV002050 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Cats
JUV013030 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | Multigenerational
JUV031000 - Juvenile Fiction | Performing Arts | General
JUV043000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Beginner
JUV013090 - Juvenile Fiction | Family | Alternative Family
Library of Congress categories
Magic tricks
Ballet dancing

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