Big Cat

written and illustrated by Ethan Long, February 2016, Holiday House

2017 Florida Book Award Gold Medal Winner!


"The vocabulary is simple– each spread includes the statement "Big Cat can" plus a different sight word, creating a solid basic reader...a lively addition to easy reader collections."  – School Library Journal


"The patient and long-suffering orange tabby Big Cat is an ideal companion for beginning readers. The simple subject-predicate sentence pattern will soon be easily recognized by the youngest beginning readers, offering near-instant reading gratification."  – Kirkus Reviews


Geisel-medalist Ethan Long's newest easy reader is for true beginners, offering laughs, a lovable and patient cat, and the simplest vocabulary possible. Two rowdy siblings love playing with their oversized kitty. They wake him up from a nap so he can fly and dance around the room while being smothered with hugs. But as Big Cat endures his final humiliation being dressed in a wig, hat, and high heels it s apparent that despite the discomfort, Big Cat loves his family. Long's long-suffering, big-bellied, feline is sure to charm readers. His understated text and hilarious characters with looney expressions will have readers rolling on the ground.

Ages 4-8