Monday, March 26, 2007

It's like this, cat

This is the other book I read over the past few weeks and comparatively Emily Neville's book It's like this, cat was very light and entertaining. This is a story of a young boy, coming of age, and his relationships with his family, friends, and of course, his cat.

Published in 1963, this book reminds me of my childhood and I wonder if children today have the freedom to wander large cities as I did and as did the characters in cat. The author provides great detail about New York City - at least enough to be entertaining to someone who has never been there to visit.

Overall, this was an easy read. We have it listed as Gr 7-9. I think that might be a little too old in today's world. Read it and see what you think!



Joanne (The Simple Wife) said...

I loved this book when I read it last year. I had the same thought about children having freedom to wander; no, I don't think kids have that kind of freedom today. Whenever I see kids in my neighborhood out playing alone, I always wonder why there's no adult present. Sad, but a reality in today's world.

Sandy D. said...

I just finished it, and I agree that Grades 7-9 seems too old for it, today. I would say Grades 5-8, instead.