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Cat has no idea what he wants -- until it's right in front of him.Cat is very hungry. But cat food is dry and dull and not at all yummy. So what in the world should Cat eat instead? Turtle eats worms, but worms are too wiggly. Fox eats rabbits, but rabbits are too bouncy. What everyone else loves to eat is thoroughly unappetizing to Cat. Until, by chance, the thing Cat reaCat has no idea what he wants -- until it's right in front of him.Cat is very hungry. But cat food is dry and dull and not at all yummy. So what in the world should Cat eat instead? Turtle eats worms, but worms are too wiggly. Fox eats rabbits, but rabbits are too bouncy. What everyone else loves to eat is thoroughly unappetizing to Cat. Until, by chance, the thing Cat really wants to eat appears right in front of him. What could it be? Christopher Silas Neal's retro-style illustrations and easy-to-follow story are the perfect match for even the pickiest eaters -- and the patient souls that feed them....

Title : I Won't Eat That
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ISBN : 9780763679095
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 40 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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I Won't Eat That Reviews

  • Cecilia
    2019-03-20 11:55

    Christopher Silas Neal understands cats 100%. And, as a picky eater, I could relate to [parts] of this cat's attitude.

  • Becky
    2019-03-16 09:59

    I Won't Eat That. Christopher Silas Neal. 2017. [November] Candlewick Press. 40 pages. [Source: Review copy]First sentence: Dogs eat dog food. Fish eat fish food. But I'm a cat, and I will NOT eat cat food. It's dry and dull and not very yummy. Yuck. But if I don't eat cat food, what will I eat?Premise/plot: The cat in Christopher Silas Neal's I Won't Eat That is a very picky eater. He knows one thing: cat food is not for him. But what is the right food for him? Cat goes around asking all sorts of animals what they eat. He rejects their answers one by one. Too wiggly. Too bouncy. Too boring. Will Cat find his answer?My thoughts: I liked this one. Picky eating isn't necessarily a new subject in picture books. But it feels right for a cat to be picky about what he/she eats. Is this one completely realistic?! Perhaps not. I don't know what kind of neighborhood Cat lives in, but his quest takes him to a fox, a lion, a whale, a chimp, a turtle, and an elephant! Certainly not the animals you'd expect.The twist. I kept expecting a twist. I had a feeling that Cat would ask the wrong animal what they ate. I did NOT want to see curiosity killing the cat. That is NOT the case. But Cat's not the only animal asking questions. And curiosity ends up killing someone....Text: 4 out of 5Illustrations: 3 out of 5Total: 7 out of 10

  • Sarah Wilson
    2019-02-26 10:53

    great ending; storytime read

  • Killian
    2019-03-05 10:32

    Well, that's one way to end the book.

  • Neeli
    2019-03-16 07:58

    Humorous book about a fussy eater. Great repetitive text with lovely clear illustrations. Loved the ending, where the reader has to figure out what happens next....Well done!

  • Tanya
    2019-03-07 11:01

    A fun, cumulative story of a cat in search of something a bit more exciting to eat. Until, that is, he realizes some culinary choices of the animals he meets might be a bit TOO exciting. In the end, he finds the perfect possibility. Simple text and illustrations make this a great read-aloud.

  • Jennifer
    2019-03-03 12:38

    I was waiting for something to say they eat cat, but I guess this ending makes more sense.

  • Mary
    2019-03-06 05:51

    Cute read-aloud for K-1st. Nice illustrations.

  • Ann Santori
    2019-03-17 11:53

    Really fun, vocabulary-rich cumulative tale where the cat asks a variety of animals what they eat . . . ending with a hilarious chase for a mouse who asks *the cat* what he eats . . . uh-oh!

  • mg
    2019-03-24 05:33

    The whale cracked me up...

  • Vicki
    2019-03-17 10:01

    A typical cat - a fussy eater. But when he finds out what other animals eat, what's a hungry cat to do?A fun book, with the listener finding out about animal eating habits. The illustrations are simple, yet help the story in a good way.

  • Heather
    2019-03-02 10:42

    Great for preschool storytime; would be cute for toddlers, but you'd have to skip some pages to make it a shorter read.

  • Ms Threlkeld
    2019-03-03 08:34

    Fun read aloud and good for introducing the idea of food chains or animal traits.

  • Jennifer (JenIsNotaBookSnob)
    2019-03-23 07:45

    A cat is tired of cat food so he goes around asking the other animals what they eat. Cute and humorous, my daughter and I both enjoyed this book. It has a few sentences per page, so, not overly wordy. The conclusion is pretty funny as the cat figures out what else he eats. Recommended for kids who enjoy surprises in their books and mild dark humor.

  • Jess Verzello
    2019-02-26 10:49

    So cute! A great laugh and educational (so glad that the book doesn't say monkeys eat bananas). Kids will love helping cat find something delicious to eat and watching mouse run away.

  • Edward Sullivan
    2019-03-17 07:47

    Cat decides to stick with dull cat food after considering the alternatives.

  • Mary Dewley
    2019-03-05 10:55

    The cat in this story reminds me of my own orange tabby named Jonesy. He's so picky that I have to heat up his wet canned food in the microwave and then mix it with a little dry. The illustrations are eye-catching with their retro style that reminds me of Eric Carle's earlier books. I love the simple, yet effective expressions from the cat kicking his food bowl over to the frightened worm on the cover. I agree this would be a good read for discussing food chains, maybe picky eaters will appreciate it, but the surprise ending maybe a little disturbing for some, even though it is left up to the reader's imagination.

  • Adrienne G
    2019-03-12 08:38

    I personally love this book... It is informational in terms of the reality of what different animals eat (fox eating rabbit, lion eating zebra, etc) and has a good repetition which would be great for storytime. I feel like you would definitely need the right group for it, I think some children and parents could get upset with the idea of the predators eating what we might consider "cute" animals. The ending is open for a reason, the cat finally finds something he is interested in eating but again it is a "cute" animal and... Well, thankfully it is running away on the back cover!

  • Nicole
    2019-02-28 12:46

    I love this book! It's illustrations are cute and children & parents will think this is funny. Plus, it gets a discussion going about what the readers like to eat or won't eat! A book I will be recommending to my patrons!

  • Jesse
    2019-03-15 11:37

    Berry loved the kitty and Mama loved the great ending! We had to read this one a couple of times. Cat is being super picky about what it wants to eat. Can the other animals help it find something that fits all of its parameters? Some animals are more helpful than others... ;)

  • Mary
    2019-02-27 06:46

    Cat doesn't like cat food so tries to figure out what else would be good to eat. It's a repetitive book that builds upon itself from page to page with predictable outcomes. Good for toddler/preschool aged readers.

  • Meg
    2019-03-17 08:36

    I love the illustration style (and of course the cat), but DARN did that take a dark turn at the end!! LOL! At least it's a kids' book that doesn't shy away from the harsh realities of life. Hah. A good one-time read, but I can't imagine kids (or adult readers) getting hooked on this one.

  • Rachel
    2019-03-10 06:35

    Fine repetatitve text that builds as the cat looks for something other than cat food to eat, the mouse at the end does not fair as well. Bold illustations with a muted pallet. Has some great science integration opportunities

  • Kristin
    2019-03-19 11:50

    A funny look at the food chain.

  • Dana
    2019-02-27 05:34

    I love the ending! Cute illustrations and cute story about a cat who asks other animals what they eat because he doesn't want to eat cat food. Educational and funny!

  • Miss Sarah
    2019-03-03 06:49

    A cat goes visiting other animals to see what they eat in search of the perfect food. preschool and up

  • Courtney
    2019-02-27 08:56

    Lots of white space with large text and colorful illustrations make this book a great choice for storytime. It could accompany a theme on cats, food or surprise endings.

  • Becca
    2019-03-05 11:59

    I straight-up guffawed.

  • Kaydee
    2019-03-20 04:39

    Absolutely delightful and sure to become a new picture book classic!

  • Diane
    2019-03-01 09:58

    A cat in search of something yummy to eat enlists the advice of a string of animals. But every answer seems less than delectable to the cat. Until he encounters a mouse ...