Kitty-Cam: Ready-to-Read Pre-Level 1 (Critter-Cam) (Paperback)

Kitty-Cam: Ready-to-Read Pre-Level 1 (Critter-Cam) By Margie Palatini, Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator) Cover Image

Kitty-Cam: Ready-to-Read Pre-Level 1 (Critter-Cam) (Paperback)

By Margie Palatini, Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator)


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See the world from a pet kitty’s point of view via the video camera perched on its head in this playful and energetic Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read book in the Critter-Cam series!

Jump, Kitty.
Jump. Jump. Jump.
Dunk, Kitty. Dunk.
Dunk. Dunk. Dunk.

A camera on a kitty’s head captures its adventures in a typical day as it jumps, shakes, chases, and naps! Dan Yaccarino’s bright art and Margie Palatini’s simple text create a dynamic world that beginning readers will want to visit over and over again!
Margie Palatini is the author of many celebrated children’s books, including Lousy Rotten Stinkin’ GrapesThe Three Silly Billies, and Earthquack!, all illustrated by Barry Moser, as well as Sweet Tooth and Bedhead, both illustrated by Jack E. Davis. She lives with her family in New Jersey. Visit Margie at

Dan Yaccarino’s bold, stylized illustrations add wit and energy to the work of distinguished authors like Margaret Wise Brown, Jack Prelutsky, and Kevin Henkes. His work has been recognized with a host of prestigious awards including the Bologna Ragazzi, The New York Times Ten Best Illustrated, ALA Notable, and the Parents’ Choice Award.
Product Details ISBN: 9781665927314
ISBN-10: 1665927313
Publisher: Simon Spotlight
Publication Date: June 27th, 2023
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Critter-Cam
"Readers follow Kitty through a day of pouncing, eating, washing, and playing. Kitty has a pet-cam attached to its head, and readers see everything the kitten sees. . . . Short sentences on each page support first reading experiences. Repetition of single words with a clear, bold typeface supports beginning word ­recognition. VERDICT For the ­newest ­readers, a glimpse of the world from a ­kitty’s point of view."
— School Library Journal

"A handful of mostly monosyllabic words conveys a cat’s active day. Webcam on its head, the cat gets up to a variety of activities. Each spread switches from the cat’s antics on the verso to what the camera captures on the recto. . . . Yaccarino’s signature stylized illustrations manage the changes of perspective quite deftly. Spotting the gradually diminishing battery images adds more excitement. Effectively combines a novel storytelling strategy and limited vocabulary."
— Kirkus