Reviewed by Philip Van Heusen for Readers' Favorite
All children love pets. Pets come in every shade imaginable: dogs, cats, lizards, snakes, hamsters, rabbits, etc. If your child is thinking about adopting a cat, then Andy Wortlock has authored an excellent book called Cats Don’t Like That! Andy is not against you adopting a cat, but he makes sure you know what you are getting into. Cats are a special breed of animals. They make great pets, but you have to remember they are finicky and tend to rule the roost. They like what they like and don’t like what they don’t like. No matter how hard you try, you can’t change them. So adopting a cat means adopting the cat as he/she is. Andy uses humor and rhymes to explain how cats function. This book will bring a smile to your face and teach you what cats do and do not like.
One of my favorite children’s books is Green Eggs and Ham. Andy Wortlock reminds me of that book in his Cats Don’t Like That! This book is such fun to read. After reading the book with your child, go back and search for the mouse and ball of yarn found on each page. Just because you or your child enjoy something, it does not mean your cat will. Cats like to snuggle, and if you don’t like snuggling, then a cat may not be for you. However, if you want a pet that knows how to love, a cat might be the right animal to adopt. Cats may not like a lot of things, but they love to cuddle as long as they pick the time and the place is with you.