Review | Big Cat, Small Cat by Ami Rubinger

Big Cat, Small Cat

Thank you so much to Abbeville Press for the opportunity to review this book!


“Opposites” is a hard concept to teach to children. Have you ever tried to explain to someone what an opposite is? It’s not as easy as you might think. However, Ami Rubinger does a great job of conveying the idea of opposites in the book Big Cat, Small Cat. Through words and pictures, Rubinger shows what kinds of things are opposites, and even invites readers to join in and name some opposites of their own.


I read this with my three-year-old without any previous discussion about opposites. Because of the rhyme scheme of the book, he was able to easily fill in the blanks. He really loved the illustrations of the cats, and more than anything he loved the feeling of grasping the concept and getting the right answer. The pictures and story work together to teach opposites to kids in a way that is easy and fun. Rubinger has done a great job of leading kids to the right answer in a way that teaches the concept of opposites and builds their confidence.


This is a book I wish I had for my classroom. I know my kids would love it, and would be a big teaching help for me as well! If you’re looking for a fun read and a great tool for teaching opposites and differences, you have to check out Big Cat, Small Cat. It’s a fun and interactive read that both you and your child will enjoy. Once again, Abbeville Kids has put out another high-quality book that teaches a valuable concept. This is a great read for kids ages two to five.


Big Cat, Small Cat is published by Abbeville Press and is 28 pages long.


Abbeville Press provided me with a digital copy of this book for review. All opinions expressed are my own.






Crystal is an activist, feminist, and mom of three. She loves reading, crochet, and enjoying her family and friends. She lives with her family in Indianapolis.

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