New Branches on the Family Tree: The Twin Adventures of Sara, the Pineapple Cat
Cecil Witherspoon
CreateSpace (2008)
ISBN 9781438230559
Reviewed by Cayden Aures (age 4) and Mom for Reader Views (7/08)

“New Branches on the Family Tree: The Twin Adventures of Sara, the Pineapple Cat” is the third book in a series of “Sara, the Pineapple Cat” adventures.  In this book, Sara senses that something is happening by her human parent’s actions and disappearances, and is surprised by a new human brother and sister.

“Is this the pineapple cat again?  She looks different again.”

“Look, there are two babies on the cover.  One has pink and one has blue.”

“I think they used crayons to color the pictures in this book.”

“I’m glad the neighbor is taking care of Sara while her mom and dad are gone otherwise she would get real hungry!”

“Look, she likes the babies.  That is good because remember she didn’t like the dog Chewie in that other book.”

Parent’s comments:
As stated in our review of the second book, the authors and illustrators are different for each of the “Sara, the Pineapple Cat” books which is the source of a little bit of inconsistency throughout the series.  In this book, Sara again looks like a different cat.  The text in this book, however, is more suited to the preschool age group than in the last book.  The story in “New Branches on the Family Tree: The Twin Adventures of Sara, the Pineapple Cat” is interesting and entertaining and held my 4-year-old son’s attention from start to finish.

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