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Caramba is a fat, furry, striped cat with a big problem. "Every single cat in the world can fly," he sighs, "except me!" Caramba would love to swoop and glide between the clouds, to feel the wind whistling through his fur. He tries to soar into the sky over and over again but always lands flat on his face, until finally he sadly accepts that he is earthbound. "Don't be such a scaredy-cat," cry his cousins. "All cats are meant to fly!" They grab his paws and whisk him up into the sky for an impromptu flying lesson that ends with a big splash... and a surprising discovery in this beautifully illustrated story with a special message of self-acceptance.
Publisher: Toronto : Groundwood Books, 2005.
ISBN: 9780888996671
Characteristics: [32] p. :,col. ill. ;,24 cm.


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Aug 18, 2018

Caramba by Marie-Louise Gay is a very unique book. It is about a cat named Caramba who discovers that he is different from the others cats because he can’t fly, but then he falls into the ocean and discovers that he can do something no other cat can do, he can swim! I love this book for multiple reasons. One of the reasons being the really important message behind this book. It basically says that you should always have faith in yourself and never give, don't be afraid to try new things. It reminds of the saying “when one door closes, another one opens” because in this case, Caramba feels unfortunate that he's the only cat who cannot fly, but on the bright side, he is the only cat that can swim, and he is proud of that. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading creative books like this one. Rate: 5/5. @TheBookieReadingMonster of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library.

Oct 20, 2014

A wonderful series. Perfect for storytime. Likeable characters, well-paced story line, lots of energy, and a message but without being preachy.

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