"What Is THAT?" Said the Cat by Grace Maccarone is a level one scholastic reader. Maccarone uses rhyming sight words to create an intriguing story. There is a large wood box that says "DO NOT OPEN." Naturally, all the animals want to know what is inside. But how can they open it?
Jeffrey Scherer has done a great job with simple illustrations, which show an ever-growing crowd of curious animals. The pictures stay simple, but there are little details like the fox hanging out with some juice and a straw that add depth to the story. And when they finally open the box, Scherer does a good job with all their reactions to what’s inside.