Meeow and the Little Chairs by Sebastian Braun That Pesky Rat by Lauren Child Batty by Sarah Dyer The Red Hen by Rebecca Emberley and Ed Emberley (Rat character) Copycat by Olivia George, Illus. by Brett Hudson (Orange cat main character, but includes black cat) The Croaky Pokey! by Ethan Long Hooway for Wodney Wat by Helen Lester, Illus. by Lynn Munsinger Kittens! Kittens! Kittens! by Susan Meyers, Illus. by David Walker Baby Bat's Lullabye by Jacqueline Mitchard, Illus. by Julia Noonan
"Draw and color a picture of a cat for each of the following colors: green, blue, red, yellow, orange Tell the following story: Scat the Cat
Scat the cat was a black cat. Everyone in his family was black. But Scat the Cat was tired of being like everyone else. So he said (snap fingers) "I'm Scat the Cat I'm Sassy and Fat I change my colors just like that."
So Scat the cat changed into a (name of color). He was as (green as the grass; blue as the sky, red as an apple, yellow as a lemon, orange as an orange,). Scat the Cat enjoyed being a (name of color) for a few days. But then he got tired. So he said: (Repeat Scat the Cat Verse) *After naming last color: Well Scat the Cat had changed his colors many times. He found out that it wasn't so bad being a black cat. So he said, (Repeat verse) "
The Spider and the Fly by Tony Deterlizzi, based on a cautionary tale by Mary Howitt Arabella Miller's Tiny Caterpillar by Clare Jarrett Creepy Crawly Calypso by Tony Langham, Illus. by Debbie Harter Ten Little Caterpillars by Bill Martin, Illus. by Lois Ehlert Aaaarrgghh! Spider! by Lydia Monks Centipede's 100 Shoes by Tony Ross I'm a Shark by Bob Shea (shark is afraid of spiders) The Bugliest Bug by Carol Diggory Shields, Illus. by Scott Nash Caterpillar Dreams by Jeanne Willis, Illus. by Tony Ross