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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Carl hasn't adjusted well to his new home in the city; he is stubborn, disruptive, and cantankerous. His owner wants to guide him towards becoming a positive member of the household as well as society. Carl's owner had dealt with many difficult children working as a school teacher and had helped many students become positive influences in life. No one was as mischievous as her kitty, Carl, who was tiny and adorable. He not only devoured pencils and paper, he had also eaten this book's manuscript. Taming Carl had become a difficult task. His wild tendencies were a challenge to teach him how to deal with an urban environment but he needed to be tamed with unconditional love. Carl's owner realized that she should kneel down and speak to him with compassion and treat him with love and respect.
Carl the Cantankerous Cat: A Teaching Tool Disguised as a Picture Book by Donna Paul and Karen Patel is an educational and informative book that is interactive and fun, and teaches young readers new words in an engaging way. The illustrations, the glossary, and the learning activities at the end of the story are all visually entertaining for readers and make learning interesting and fun. It is a good book to have at home and in school libraries to introduce children to new words and concepts and make it charming for youngsters. Carl the Cantankerous Cat is not only about learning new words and expanding vocabulary but also treating others with love, respect, and compassion.