What the Cat Knows Book Summary and Study Guide

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This a beautiful written tale of a foundling kitty, and her struggle to protect her family from the terrors they cannot see. All cat owners will relate to this delightful tale of understanding why kitty behaves in such odd fashion, giving kitty a bath, or how kitty loves the ring on the milk jug as the best toy in the world while ignoring all the other ones we buy.
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The review of this Book prepared by DeborahAnne MacGillivray

When Andy and Carol take the abandoned Cupcake into their home, they are in for a number of surprises. It is fun to see Cupcake, the playful kitten, get tangled in wallpaper and glue while “helping” Andy decorate the new baby's room.

After she gets established in her new home, Cupcake becomes friendly with Thomas, an outside cat. Even though Cupcake is growing up, she is still unsure of herself and her actions. Through windowsill conversations, Thomas is instrumental in helping Cupcake overcome fear and develop courage. This is more than a children's book; I recommend it to anyone who has ever owned or observed a cat.

The review of this Book prepared by Joan Moore Lewis

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Animal story    -   Yes Kind of animal:    -   cat Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 7-10    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Has magical powers?    -   Yes Magical/mental powers of main character:    -   is very quick Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog    -   little dialog

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