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.
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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.
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