Some Cat!

Some Cat Violet has always imagined ruling a kingdom with sharp claws and velvet paws so when she is adopted and goes to live with two dogs she immediately takes over with a Meowww Hisssss and Spat Poor Geor

  • Title: Some Cat!
  • Author: Mary Casanova Ard Hoyt
  • ISBN: 9780374371234
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Violet has always imagined ruling a kingdom with sharp claws and velvet paws, so when she is adopted and goes to live with two dogs, she immediately takes over with a Meowww Hisssss and Spat Poor George and Zippity try to befriend Violet, but they get nowhere One afternoon, while her new family is out fishing, Violet is awakened by some stray dogs who chase poor VioletViolet has always imagined ruling a kingdom with sharp claws and velvet paws, so when she is adopted and goes to live with two dogs, she immediately takes over with a Meowww Hisssss and Spat Poor George and Zippity try to befriend Violet, but they get nowhere One afternoon, while her new family is out fishing, Violet is awakened by some stray dogs who chase poor Violet into a corner Luckily, George and Zippity arrive home just in time to help.

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    1. Loved this story about Violet, a shelter kitty who thinks she is royalty. When a couple adopt her, she is dismayed to find that they already have two dogs. Will she be able to adjust? Ard Hoyt's illustrations really make this story. My favorite picture is the one where the couple are carrying Violet home. The look on the cat's face is SO cute! Casanova includes a lot of sound effects--barks and meows--that make this perfect for a readaloud. My cats certainly enjoyed it when I read it to them. Re [...]

    2. The book that was next in line after the first one, Some Dog, it stands alone with its own merit. Casanova creates an enchanting story around a cranky cat that gets a home with two dogs. (Dogs we met in the previous book - Some Dog) A predictable by pleasing story, the animals all end up being friends after some harrowing adventures. Probably somewhere between a level 1 and level 2 reading book, I found reading it out loud with my family the most fun. Probably more for older kids, although my pr [...]

    3. Some Cat, written by Mary Casanova and illustrated by Ard Hoyt, is a picturebook about one cats struggles. Violet is a prickely cat. She finds herself in the shelter with vague memories of a home with too much yelling and not enough food. While she wants to be adopted she greats people with a snarl and a hiss, then becomes sad when a kitten is chosen instead. She just knows she is meant for great things. One day an older couple agrees to take a chance on Violet and brings her home. There Violet [...]

    4. 4.5 stars -- Wonderful, action-filled illustrations tell the story of "some cat"--a feisty shelter cat who is ignored again and again until an older couple decides to give her a chance--and are happy they did.For humane education purposes, this is a memorable introduction to the concept of animal shelters and cat behavior, as well as the benefits that can come from choosing a cat who is perhaps not as glamorous or cuddly as other cats. (You'll be surprised how quickly those scaredy cats and Miss [...]

    5. Violet is not a cat for just anyone. She hisses and yowls as she rules her royal domain in the animal shelter. Here behavior isn't appealing to most folks, who prefer soft, cuddly kittens. When a couple with two friendly dogs, George and Zippity, decide to adopt her, she doesn't adjust very well, and terrorizes the dogs. But when they come to her rescue one day, a lifelong friendship is formed, and things settle down in the household. The story tugs at readers' hearts, and the illustrations refl [...]

    6. I loved every part of this book. The applications in the classroom are limitless. The opening page, instead of glossing over the sad stuff, shows Violet in an animal shelter. Her family had mistreated her, and now she was so upset and mean that nobody wanted to adopt her. An elderly couple comes by and gives her a chance in their home. They already have 2 dogs, and Violet has trouble adjusting, but she soon learns how a real family treats each other. Besides the plot I also loved the consistent [...]

    7. Realistic Fiction - 2012This was a sweet story about a cat from adopted form a shelter adjusting to life in her new home with an old couple and two dogs. The story supports friendship and family and is a good example of onomatopoeia for a mini-lesson.

    8. We really enjoyed this story. It reminded us of of our cat Iris- her adoption, her appearance, her antics. We enjoyed learning that the author lives in northern Minnesota as we do. Thank you fir a fun read!

    9. A distressed cat has been clawed onto the cover of Some Cat where the author has combined soft watercolors and scratched pen drawings to bring to life the story. Violet (the cat) has been imprisoned in the animal shelter, and she once lived where there was too much shouting and not enough to eat. Alas, she is continuously passed over for adoption because she hisses and scratches in protest. But finally a couple sees hope in her and does take her home.Home is also home of two dogs; and being the [...]

    10. 5 starsI love Ard Hoyt’s art, and I am now a rabid fan. Some Cat! revisits George and Zippity from Some Dog!, introducing Violet, a homeless cat, to the family. I love the humans in both of these books. They are patient and loving to their pets, willing to watch from the sidelines as their new family member tries to find a place for herself. The problem is, Violet isn’t easy to get along with, and she doesn’t make things easy for herself. She, like most cats, believes that she is royalty, [...]

    11. My Review: This is a story about an adopted cat name Violet. Before she was adopted Violet knew she was meant for more, she was meant to rule a kingdom, with sharp claws and velvet paws. Kept in a shelter she would arch her royal fur when anyone stops by to look at her, but they moved on and chose a tiny kitten instead.Finally, Violet gets adopted by a man and woman and took her home. The moment she stepped into the house, she quickly shows their two dogs George and Zippity, who is in charge. Sh [...]

    12. Plot: The man and woman from Some Dog! are back. This time they invite a cat into their home. Violet is a 'scaredy' cat due to her previous home. She doesn't like Zippity or George, always hissing, spatting, and meowing at them. It's not until one day when Violet is home alone and she gets put into a situation that makes her uncomfortable that she realizes how great Zippity and George are. Then the three of them become a family!Setting: a homeCharacters: man, woman, Zippity, George and VoiletPoi [...]

    13. This is a cute story about the difference in animals learning to get along and be friends. And a good story for every family. Some Cat is a fun and well-illustrated picture book that shows a cat struggling to adjust. Violet does not know how to act towards people and other animals that want to be friends with her. She reacts the only way she knows how, by hissing and fighting. How many people are the same way, being teased or ignored enough that they have trouble acting appropriately when someon [...]

    14. Age: K - 2"Violet has always imagined ruling a kingdom with sharp claws and velvet paws, so when she is adopted and goes to live with two dogs, she immediately takes over with a Meowww! Hisssss! and Spat! Poor George and Zippity try to befriend Violet, but they get nowhere. One afternoon, while her new family is out fishing, Violet is awakened by some stray dogs who chase poor Violet into a corner. Luckily, George and Zippity arrive home just in time to help" ( feature review).Motion-filled artw [...]

    15. Violet the cat is in a shelter. She used to live in a house with lots of noise and not enough food. She knows she should be in a home where she is queen. Violet is eventually adopted by a couple who have 2 dogs. Violet immediately makes her presence felt with her yowls and claws. She chases the dogs away from the food dish, steals their toys and won't let them sleep in their favorite spots.One day the dogs went fishing and Violet was enjoying her time alone. All of a sudden she is attacked by 3 [...]

    16. I love cat books anyway, but this one was great. It's multi-layered in the story it tells. Of course, it helps children to see the obvious about adopting pets and fitting them into your family. Also, it helps them see that there are many animals that need homes, not just the cute babies. But on another level is the reasoning behind why the cat was acting so defensive. Hopefully, some children will relate this to a person they know who has a rough exterior, but just may need a friend they can tru [...]

    17. This is a sweet story that depicts a family adopting a less-than-perfect cat from the animal shelter. I love that the cat is older, with some personality quirks; she is not a cute kitten anymore and many people pass her by. Even the kind people who adopt her are concerned how well she will adapt to their family. The illustrations are humorous and very expressive and the story is heartwarming. We really enjoyed reading this book together.

    18. We all know a cat or two that thinks it's a princess. This somewhat scrawny little cat is passed over at the pet shop (or more probably the SPCA) until an older couple decided to take a chance on her. She gets home and treats humans and dogs (the two already in residence) with anger and disdain. But then something happens, and we discover that family matters.Very sweet. The grandchildren loved it. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it to them.

    19. Can a finicky badass shelter cat who imagines herself the queen of the world learn to subdue her wilder ways to get along with her adoptive owners and their dogs? Ah, the eternal question is answered in amusing fashion in this rollicking, delightful picture book. Great illustrations by Ard Hoyt accompany the clever writing. Some cat indeed! For cat (and dog) lovers everywhere.

    20. Show Me Readers 2014-2015. Kids love this book, although I think that's mostly due to the fact that it's about a cat, and all cat and dog books are always at the top of their lists. I think the illustrations are cute, and the story is decent special, but adequate. Other cat books that I prefer: I am the Dog, I am the Cat; Cat Heaven; Hero Cat; Kitten's First Full Moon.

    21. A rather prickly cat finds a new home. A book about how difficult it is sometimes to be understood, and to fit in in a new place. I enjoyed seeing how loyal the cat's new family was, despite everything. A good book to open a discussion with a child about what it means to love someone even when they're acting bad.

    22. In typical cat fashion, this book shows how Violet the cat finds it hard to fit in at her new home with 2 dogs who already live there. A lot of hiss, howling, & yipping ensue, but in the end the 3 pets become friends.The illustrations seem to be in a water color with expressive faces on the animals.

    23. Adorable story about an adopted cat who must learn to get along with his new family, which includes a pair of curious canines. The book includes some repetition of the cat's displeasure when he proclaims "Meowwww! Hissssss! Spat!" on several pages. This could be a nice way to show students the difference between using repetition for a purpose and being too repetitive.

    24. Story about a cat who starts out in a shelter, is adopted, and must learn how to get along with the other pets the family has. It takes an encounter with the bullies for her to appreciate the family dogs.

    25. Violet is a cat in need of a home. When she is finally adopted she gives the family the royal treatment of Meow, Hiss, Spat. But eventually she decides she likes her new family and starts treating them better. Good message, but the story was just ok.

    26. Well, Some Dog may be one of my best story times so I had high hopes for Some Cat. However, this story does not have the same greatness that Some Dog did. The climax is anticlimactic and the while the cat is well developed, its place in the family is not.

    27. If you know me at all you know I love animals.cially cats. I really really liked this book. I like the story of adopting an ADULT cat and the animals learning to be family, instead of fighting.

    28. Our two cats have exhibited many of Violet's behaviors, and illustrator Ard Hoyt really captures these feelings, whether they be anxiety, fear, or happiness, in the expressions of all the characters. Really nice story about trust and friendship.

    29. Violet is a shelter cat that finds a new home a older couple and two dogs, Zippity and George. Good book about adopting a cat and not a kitten and taking a chance. Great illustrations with lots of movement.

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