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Nat the Cat Takes a Bath

Ready-to-Read Pre-Level 1

Part of Nat the Cat
Illustrated by Jarrett Lerner

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About The Book

A School Library Journal Best Transitional Book

It’s bath time for Nat the Cat in this second book in the hilarious, fourth wall–breaking Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read series about a grumpy cat and a long-suffering narrator from powerhouse creator Jarrett Lerner!

Nat the Cat must take a bath. But first, he wants his toys. Then he won’t get in the tub without bubbles. And of course, he’ll need a towel. As Nat the Cat keeps coming up with excuses to not get in the bath, the narrator can’t help but wonder if he’s hiding something—like a fear of water.

About The Author

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Jarrett Lerner is the award-winning creator of more than a dozen books for kids, including the EngiNerds series of middle grade novels, the Geeger the Robot series of early chapter books, the Hunger Heroes series of graphic novel chapter books, two activity books, the illustrated novel in verse A Work in Progress, and the Nat the Cat series of early readers. You can find him online at JarrettLerner.com and on X (previously known as Twitter) and Instagram at @Jarrett_Lerner. He lives with his wife and daughters in Massachusetts.

About The Illustrator

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Jarrett Lerner is the award-winning creator of more than a dozen books for kids, including the EngiNerds series of middle grade novels, the Geeger the Robot series of early chapter books, the Hunger Heroes series of graphic novel chapter books, two activity books, the illustrated novel in verse A Work in Progress, and the Nat the Cat series of early readers. You can find him online at JarrettLerner.com and on X (previously known as Twitter) and Instagram at @Jarrett_Lerner. He lives with his wife and daughters in Massachusetts.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon Spotlight (May 2, 2023)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781665918930
  • Grades: P - K
  • Ages: 3 - 5
  • Fountas & Pinnell™ F These books have been officially leveled by using the F&P Text Level Gradient™ Leveling System

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Raves and Reviews

**"Fans of Mo Willems’s “Elephant and ­Piggie” series will fall in love with Nat the Cat right away. Straightforward, repetitive phrases enhance the confidence young children feel as they begin to read on their own. . . . Designed using a large font for the narrator’s voice and specifically colored word bubbles for the speech of the characters, readers will learn to discern among various speakers in a visually stimulating format. Chunky, cartoonlike illustrations support the text, and several of these images will inspire conversation outside of the given story. Additionally, neither Nat nor the mouse uses pronouns at all in this book, which enhances its appeal to a broad audience. VERDICT Funny, heartwarming, and accessible, this is a charming book that will encourage and entertain fledgling readers as they improve their independent reading skills."**

– School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW, May 2023

Awards and Honors

  • SLJ Best Book of the Year

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