Silly Cat and Friends Make Believe

Children - Animals
100 Pages
Reviewed on 03/31/2024
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Reviewed by Pikasho Deka for Readers' Favorite

Immerse yourself in the adventures of a cute cat and his best friend with Lorraine Abrams' Silly Cat and Friends Make Believe. A cat named Silly has a vivid imagination. Once, Silly climbed up a tree to look at the critters across the sea, only to realize later there is no sea in Tennessee. He has a best friend named Dainty, a dog with whom Silly loves to play make-believe games. While Silly pretends to be a dinosaur named Brute, Dainty acts as a labrador named Barksomore. But Grammie loves both of them for who they are. Silly has built a big Silly Zoo where all kinds of animals live. He and Dainty like to spend time in Silly Zoo and play their imaginary games.

Hop on for an action-packed ride and follow two best friends and their wild and fascinating adventures with Silly Cat and Friends Make Believe. With this wholesome children's tale, Lorraine Abrams showcases the power of imagination and demonstrates how we can have fun using our creativity and make friends along the way. Abrams' characters have lovable quirks and are absolutely hilarious. You won't find a single dull moment in the entire book. The author's rhyming verses are beautifully complemented by the vivid illustrations by Eva Vagreti, who breathes life into the characters and makes the story even more captivating to the young reader. I loved the friendship between Silly and Dainty, both of whom are adorable. Young readers who enjoy adventure tales will have a wonderful time with this picture book.

Emily-Jane Hills Orford

Silly Cat is exactly what his name suggests. He has a great imagination and he loves to go on adventures and meet all kinds of wild and tame creatures, from dogs of all sizes to wild cats and prehistoric dinosaurs, like Brute the stegosaur. Join Silly Cat as Lorraine Abrams shares his stories in Silly Cat and Friends Make Believe. There are real creatures in these stories as well as imagined creatures, as Silly Cat lounges in his tree, dreaming of lands nearby and far away. It’s an amazing discovery for Silly Cat when he realizes that he doesn’t have to dream of distant lands to find adventure when there’s enough to explore and admire in his own backyard.

Lorraine Abrams’s children’s book, Silly Cat and Friends Make Believe, is an adventurous animal treasury full of imagination and lots of fun. Best of all, it’s about the power of friendship as two unlikely buddies, Silly Cat and Dainty the Dog, become the best of friends. The stories are shared in rhyming verse with bright, bold, and colorful illustrations to add to the adventure. The language is simple to help youngsters as they learn to read and improve their reading skills. The lyrical nature of the rhyming verses makes this a fun read and some of the antics of the animal friends will have readers young and old chuckling along, especially in parts where the besties enjoy some time in a Silly Zoo. Let your imagination take flight and settle in for a fun, entertaining, humorous, and educational read.

Kayleigh Perumal

Have you ever thought about the creatures across the sea? Silly Cat has – even if it is from high above in a tree. Whimsical adventures await young readers in Silly Cat and Friends Make Believe by Lorraine Abrams. Young readers are permitted to accompany Silly Cat and his closest companion, Dainty Dog, as they challenge the limits of their imagination. Their daily escapades include roaming around their backyard, making new friends, and so much more. Does Silly Cat really see a bear? Can he compete with a parakeet to see who has the best tweet? Find out when you join this dynamic duo as they embark on exciting, one-of-a-kind escapades.

Lorraine Abrams’s lyrical rhymes are sure to delight her young audience. The tone of the book is warm and positive. Although her playful prose is easy to follow, it remains enchanting and engaging. Reading this story aloud would be particularly entertaining. The book contains endearing characters that will surely win the hearts of children, parents, and educators. Silly Cat’s hilarious antics will appeal strongly to kids, as they will find these relatable. Additionally, the importance of friendship, kindness, and supporting friends during tough times is highlighted. When Silly Cat feels gloomy and claims to have the “miseries,” his dependable friend, Dainty, is there to cheer him up. Eva Vagreti provides vibrant illustrations that complement the narrative perfectly. Each page is colorful and portrays Silly Cat’s shenanigans accurately. Silly Cat and Friends Make Believe is a lively, light-hearted read that younger children will undoubtedly appreciate.