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Here Comes Teacher Cat

Here Comes Teacher Cat

Illustrated by Claudia Rueda


Here Comes Teacher Cat

About the Book

It’s back to school for the New York Times bestselling Cat when he steps in as a substitute teacher. 
Cat is not pleased to be tapped as substitute teacher. Not only is it cutting into his naptime, but a roomful of kittens is a little . . . much. At school, Cat follows the lesson plan of music, building, and painting—only in gradually more mischief-making Cat style. By the end, Cat has learned a thing or two about inspiring others by being himself. But even more heart-melting and humorous is what these adorable kittens have learned from Cat.

Read it for back-to-school and year-round—great as a holiday or year-end teacher's gift!

“[A] heart warmer.”The Wall Street Journal  
★ “Plenty to giggle over.”Publishers Weekly (starred review) 
"Just purrfect.”The Washington Post 
"Clever . . . Droll." —The Horn Book
“Amusing . . . has much to offer." —School Library Journal
“Adorable. —Common Sense Media

Product Details

On sale: August 8, 2017
Age: 3-5 years
Grade: Up to Kindergarten
Page count: 88 Pages
ISBN: 9780399539053
Reading level: Lexile: AD520L

Author Bio

Deborah Underwood is the author of several picture books, including the New York Times bestseller The Quiet BookBad Bye, Good Bye; and Cat’s other adventures: Here Comes the Easter Cat, Here Comes Santa Cat, Here Comes the Tooth Fairy Cat, and Here Comes Valentine Cat. She lives in San Francisco with her cat, Bella, who inspires Cat’s hijinks.
Claudia Rueda’s picture books include Is It Big or Is It Little, Huff and PuffMy Little Polar Bear, and of course, Cat’s New York Times bestselling previous adventures.


“[A] back-to-school heart warmer.” —The Wall Street Journal  

 “Underwood and Rueda maintain the droll narration and spare visual humor of the previous books as Cat guides eager kittens through music (electric guitars are involved), building time (a “fountain that spouts fish” is involved), and art (major cleanup is involved). There’s plenty to giggle over.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) 

"Kids will think it is just purrfect.” —The Washington Post

“The interplay between unseen narrator and substitute teacher Cat fuel the humor, and Claudia Rueda's adorable, deadpan illustrations carry the simple story.” —Common Sense Media 

“In a clean-up worthy of The Cat in the Hat, the kittens pitch in to save the day. . . . Cat's droll expressions and signs are highlights . . . [and] readers may get a kick out of imagining what adventures they might have with their own substitute teachers.” —Kirkus

"Whether new to this series or a seasoned fan, this amusing read-aloud has much to offer the younger back-to-school crowd." —School Library Journal

"Underwood’s clever use of page-turns and comedic timing . . . deliver a droll story about the joys and challenges of teaching." —The Horn Book