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How to Teach Your Cat a Trick

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Very cute and relatable! Any cat parent will love this and will recognize themselves, as will the dog parents (shout out to Noodles, the story's very good boy!) and the pet parents who have both cats and dogs. I can't say I learned how to teach a cat a trick by reading this, but it was great fun trying!

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How to Teach Your Cat a Trick is a cute picture book about pets and in general about how cats can't be bothered to listen to what we want them to do. The illustrations were cute and the story was a lot of fun!
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This picture book is for young children but any adult who has a pet may laugh as they share this title. Watch as a child tries to teach their cat, cleverly named Einstein, a trick…the dog participates but the cat not so much. This is a very cute book as a bit of mayhem ensues.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Tundra Books for this title. All opinions are my own.
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Princess Fuzzypants here:  Lest there be any doubt, the only way to teach a cat a trick is if the cat wants to learn the trick.  The little boy tries some very good techniques.  That is if you are a dog.  In fact, the adorable pictures show the family dog following the commands as the cat- as it should be- does whatever she wants.  Any training that goes on between cat and human is driven by the cat.  Everyone knows this!

It is a sweet book, designed for the early reader and highly charming and entertaining.  And it ends exactly where the cat would want it: curled up on top of the favoured human.  Purrrr.  Five purrs and two paws up.
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A cute picture book about cats, dogs and their human children demonstrating how cats just won't do what we want them to do when we want them to do it. The illustrations left me cold but I think many will enjoy them.
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Absolutely adorable in both narration and visuals. What a treat!

Thank you to Netgalley and Penguin Random House Canada for allowing me to read and give and an honest review.
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This is my first of Einstein, Noodles and their antics and I HOPE it's not my last! 

Cats.....give them a lap, leg, back, stomach, anything- and they will come! Probably the only 'trick' they know, stubborn felines! 

I thought this was a super short, sweet and charming children's book that brings the hilarious truth about the personality of cats. Poor Noodles! 
The illustrations were beautiful and whimsical - and they helped to create the vibe of the story.

I would absolutely purchase this as a gift for friends and family and it would be a cute addition to a daycare/pre-school library. Very simple and easy to follow for young kiddos- lots of laughs to be had!
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Story: 8
Illustration: 8

Noodles is all of us! This is a fun book for children; I dare a child not to laugh at Einstein's antics. The illustration perfectly tells the story, inviting children to take pride in reading.

But, I won't lie – this is also an excellent book for adults! We can learn a thing or two about not ignoring children who do well and using up all of our energy on those who give us a hard time. Haha. 

** Thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for the ARC in return for an honest review. **
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This book has all the steps necessary to train your cat. It’s not only true to life, it is extremely funny. And I really feel for noodles the dog. A picture book for all ages loved by adults and kids alike.
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How to Teach Your Cat a Trick (in Five Easy Steps) by Nicola Winstanley (illustrated by Zoe Si)

🐈 I previously read and loved How to Give Your Cat a Bath by the same author, so when I saw this book I knew I had to read it. 

🐈 While we know that cats CAN learn tricks, most cats choose not to. There is too much napping to do right? 😂 This book hilariously illustrates why teaching a cat to do tricks may be a pointless endeavor. But even though they don’t like to perform on demand, it doesn’t mean they don’t have other qualities to love! 

🐈 Kids and cat lovers will appreciate this adorably illustrated book. 

🐈 This picture book is written for reading ages 3 to 7 years old. 

Thank you @netgalley and @PenguinRandomCa @TundraBooks for a free eARC of this book, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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This is the follow up book to How to Give Your Cat a Bath. I loved the story, such a funny concept. I can see kids reading this book and trying to teach their cat a trick. The illustrations were great and really engaging.
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This was absolutely adorable. We have a 10 year old black lab but my son wanted a cat as well. We just got our kitten 2 weeks ago, so I thought this book would be a fun read for him to experience. My son laughed the entire time. The illustrations are also so funny yet true (if you're a cat parent, you'll agree!). Cute, quick read. My son absolutely loved this and had both of us giggling so I definitely give this 5 stars!

This children's book was given to me from NetGalley and the publishers to read and review. All statements above are my true opinion after fully reading this book with my son.
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It’s unlikely you can teach your cat tricks that dogs can learn. However, my cats come when I call them and one begs with her paw up when she’s hungry. 

It’s a cute book showing how independent cats are, but instead of showing how helpful a dog can be (not), I would’ve added on more cute things cats do.  I know it’s a spoof and would be good for someone to read to a 3-4 year old.  

I received an advanced copy for my honest opinion.
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Cats are definitely trainable. Just read this book to see how it is done. Easy. Lol! If you’re looking for a good laugh with a dose of reality, you have got to read this story. It is the perfect way to enjoy a bit of fun with your kids.
I received a free copy from NetGalley and am voluntarily leaving my review.
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My kids loved this one! The pictures are cute and the story is fun. We have cats so they kept saying what our cats would do! Great choice for little ones!
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A classic retold: Cats are not followers: they are their own masters, and we love them for that.

Listen, cat lovers, here comes a book for your kids. Children will quickly realize that cats have their own minds, much like themselves. And even though we can’t teach them tricks as we do with dogs, we love them dearly. Because cats can be our best friends, too.

I grew up with my cat. I got her when I was 3 years old, and she stayed with me until I was 23. She was the best cat but also intimidating, sometimes, especially to my younger self. But I learned how to handle her and how to read her moods: we became best friends. So, it isn’t surprising that I love a good cat story. And this one was just for me. Funny, honest and relatable.

How to Teach Your Cat a Trick is a fun book to read with your child, and because you probably have more experience with cats than your kid, this book will make you smirk a little more.
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A delightful picture book to add to my <i>Books About Cats</i> list. Also very positive rather than turning into a dog-vs-cat debacle. Length-wise I would suspect for ages 4 and up, and there is enough subtle/cheeky humour for a first grader to enjoy, too. If you're looking for a lesson: find a way to appreciate strengths rather than focussing on weaknesses. With or without, I love this book.
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This is a simply funny and cute picture book. 
I like the illustrations.
I can be a good choice for pets lovers.
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Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for such a funny book. For those that have a cat as their pet would totally can relate to the situation in the book "How to teach your cat a trick."  Children will like this book because the character inside this book that stubborn yet funny. A leisure book to read. The length is just nice for early years kids and the words easy to understand.
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Love this humorous and entertaining story about a boy, a cat, and his dog. Can a cat be taught to do tricks?!? You must read to find out. Highly recommend.
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