My cat, the silliest cat in the world by Gilles Bachelet (2006)

silliest-catThis is such a great book to read to a school class, because it gives you a real sense of their developing sense of humour. It is classically ridiculous, with the very obvious gag being that the “cat” of the title is not a cat, but is in fact an elephant. So simple, so funny. There will be kids who just can’t cope. You’ll hear them mutter, “that’s not a cat, that’s an elephant,” and look a little put out. Other kids will find it hilarious from the very first page.

The illustrations are beautiful, some full-page, others smaller and incredibly detailed. As you can imagine, the elephant makes a terrible cat, and causes his owner endless problems. Probably better suited to a slightly older audience of 6 and up, this is heaps of fun to read; the more you learn it off by heart, the more you can enjoy your audience’s reaction.

Check out My cat, the silliest cat in the world at Auckland Libraries.

Or buy My cat, the silliest cat in the world from Fishpond.

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2 thoughts on “My cat, the silliest cat in the world by Gilles Bachelet (2006)

  1. It sounds just like one of my absolute favourite read-alouds – Peanut by Linas Alsenas. The elephant is called a ‘puppy’ and the children protest wildly at this! Such fun! Will have to hunt this one down too 🙂

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