See the Dog: Three Stories about a Cat (See the Cat #2)

by David Larochelle (Author) Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: See the Cat
What happens when a cat tries to be a dog? With this second wry primer, the creators of See the Cat return to demonstrate that standing in for a friend can be trickier than expected. The dog is sick today, but have no fear--the cat is happy to take his place! But when the book (who is very bossy) tells her to dig a hole, the dirt-averse cat finds a way to accomplish the task while keeping her fur pristine. And when the book demands that she fetch a stick (in the water!) or guard a sheep (from a wolf!), the cat responds in very un-doglike ways. Can the book and the cat reach a happy ending? With simple, repetitive phrases and tongue-in-cheek humor, this spoof on a classic early reader pits a well-meaning but slightly dramatic cat against a highly persistent book in a comical battle of wits that will have kids yowling.

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School Library Journal

Starred Review

K-Gr 2 A winning follow-up to See the Cat, and a counterpoint of the previous title with three stories about Cat trying to take the role of Dog due to illness. Cat has his own take on some canine activities (for example, digging is not good for the nails or fur in Cat’s opinion). Gouache illustrations capture the hilarity and readers will enjoy the three vignettes that provide a complete narrative arc of Cat’s day subbing in for Dog.

VERDICT Using simple language, humorous speech bubbles, and laugh-out loud funny illustrations LaRochelle has another winning early chapter book that readers will enjoy having read to them as well as conquering on their own. John Scott, Friends School of Baltimore

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David Larochelle
David LaRochelle is the author of many books for young readers, including Isle of You, illustrated by Jaime Kim, and How to Apologize and See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog, both illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka. See David LaRochelle in White Bear Lake, Minnesota.

Mike Wohnoutka has illustrated more than thirty books for young readers, including How to Apologize and See the Cat: Three Stories About a Dog, both by David LaRochelle. He is also the author-illustrator of several picture books, including the Croc & Turtle series. See Mike Wohnoutka in Minneapolis.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
September 20, 2021
See the Cat

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