The Watch Cat

Picture Book: The Watch Cat

by Don M. Winn
illustrated by Toby Hefflin

The Watch Cat by Don Winn is a fun picture book about a cat whose family believes in it 100 percent, even putting a sign outside their house saying “A Watch Cat Lives Here.” All the neighbors (and their watch dogs!) laugh and laugh at the Watch Cat. But when trouble comes creeping in, the Watch Cat saves the day just by being himself.

This book is available as a softcover, hardcover, or e-book.

Cover of the picture book The Watch Cat by Don M. Winn
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The Watch Cat tells the tale of an ordinary house cat that stops a robbery and becomes a neighborhood hero, permanently changing the way the neighbors think of cats. Watch Cat is a typical cat. He does what cats do best. And somehow, he manages to be a better watch cat than all the watchdogs in the neighborhood simply by being himself. This story is about appreciating the differences between dogs and cats and understanding that anybody can be a hero.

The Watch Cat by Don M. Winn can be used to illustrate for children the ideas that you can be a hero just by being yourself, that you might have hidden talents you don’t know about yet, and that heroes can be made because they take action when they are in the right place at the right time.

  • A Mom’s Choice Award Recipient

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“A fun, lyrical book written in prose that is easy to read, easy to follow, and fun for the kids to read or listen to as it is read to them. At the end of each book is a list of questions that parents can discuss with their children. As a home school parent, I believe these are great assets.”
The IE Mommy Christine
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