Friday, July 22, 2011

Square Cat

We've been enjoying a new book, Square Cat, that I first learned about through Brimful Curiosities.

Poor Eula. Life is difficult when you're square. Literally. A square cat cannot fit through a mouse hole. If you fall over, you can't get back up. Even clothes don't fit quite right. Eula's round friends, Patsy and Maude, try to help her "feel round," giving her hoop earrings, a beehive hat, and round rouged cheeks. When that fails, Patsy and Maude slip on boxes and try being square. Eula gradually learns that there are advantages to being a truly square cat.

I love the way the book explores the concept of "square" in such a creative way. And who can resist the lure of a book that examines what it means to appreciate the uniqueness in every individual?

If you're a kindergarten teacher, the book provides a bridge to some of the Common Core/National Content Standards in geometry. It would also make a great story to begin the school year, whether at home or at school. Check out Brimful Curiosities for a cute art project she did along with the book.

Disclaimer: I received nothing for this review. If you purchase the book from Amazon, any commissions I make (at no additional cost to you) will be sent to Grace and Hope to provide foster care to orphans in China.


  1. We got this book from the library, and my grandson loved it.

  2. Thanks for the reminder - I need to put that book on hold!

  3. This looks like a cute book! I put it on my wishlist.

  4. Sounds like a great book! Thanks for joining WMCIR!

  5. Thanks for mentioning our post. Glad that you enjoyed the book. My daughter still has her square cat cube.

  6. I just found your wonderful review of my book, Square Cat, today! Thank you!

    Eula sends her best...!

    All best square wishes,


    Elizabeth Schoonmaker
    Square Cat
    Aladdin Books, In Stores Now!

  7. That sounds so sweet! Putting it on the ever growing wish list.


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