Here Comes Valentine Cat by Deborah Underwood
Cat does NOT like Valentine's Day. It's much too mushy, and no way is he making anyone a valentine—especially not his new neighbor, Dog. Dog refuses to respect the fence. He keeps tossing over old bones and hitting Cat in the head! But just as Cat’s about to send Dog an angry "valentine" telling him exactly what he can do with his bones, Dog throws a ball over the fence. What is Dog playing at?
OK. So I might have a slight obsession with Deborah Underwood's cat books. We read Here Comes the Tooth Fairy Cat in November when Christopher had his first lose tooth, and we loved it. Then we read Here Comes Santa Cat in December and liked that one as well. I knew with Valentines Day coming up this month, we had to read Here Comes Valentine Cat. And we'll definitely be checking out Here Comes the Easter Cat next month.
This book was another cute story about Cat. The narrator is asking Cat what he's going to do for Valentines Day and whether he's going to make a card for someone. Cat is complaining about the new dog next door. He's too loud and keeps throwing bones over the fence and hitting Cat. Cat makes a few not so nice cards for Dog, and as usual the narrator reprimands him.
When Dog sends his own Valentine over the fence, Cat realizes he's been wrong to judge Dog. Maybe he's just lonely. He changes his mind and makes a nice Valentine. Again, I love the moral. I love how Cat doesn't speak. He only communicates with signs and facial expressions. This book wasn't quite as silly as some of the others, but it was still a very enjoyable read for both my son (age 5.5) and me.
My Rating: 4 Stars
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