You Are Not a Cat!
by Sharon Flake, illustrated by Anna Raff
Duck wants to be a cat, much to the growing annoyance of his friend Cat, who really is one. As Cat unsuccessfully offers numerous reasons as to why Duck cannot possibly be a cat, the happy-go-lucky Duck continues to frustrate his feline friend. Much to Cat’s exasperation, Duck soon finds another animal to be!
This humorous tale, told through speech bubble dialogue between Duck and Cat, will have many young readers laughing! Set on pastel backgrounds with more boldly colored characters, the illustrations have a textured appearance. Our two main characters are very comical, often having exaggerated expressions that emphasize their emotions.
With it’s simple speech bubble dialogue and two entertaining main characters, I think that many fans of Mo Willems’ Piggie and Elephant stories will enjoy this one. I hope that author Sharon Flake continues to write stories about Cat and Duck.