Nurit Karlin is the author of another I Can Read Book, The Fat Cat Sat on the Mat, as well as Little Big Mouse, The Dream Factory, and the Tooth Witch. She lives in New York City.
PreS-Gr 1‘Karlin tells a slight story in which the same few words are used in several different ways. Two jaunty kittens explore a field and discover a can, a saw, a bee, a sea, a seasaw, etc. They then take great pleasure in playing with those words‘for example, one says, "I see, you saw." "No. I see, you saw. I saw the seasaw first!" None of the dialogue is attributed and the tongue-twisting sentences make little sense even when they are read correctly. The simple watercolor cartoon art is appealing, but not distinguished. This selection is more apt to confuse than engage emergent readers.‘Suzanne Hawley, Laurel Oak Elementary School, Naples, FL