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The Mat and the Cat

Kelley M. Likes

This funny story starring a mat, not a cat or a rat or a bat, helps kids learn to read. The not-flat mat takes off on a fun trip! Follow along to see where it lands!

Perfect for Emergent Readers at home or in the classroom!

In The Mat and the Cat, author Kelley M Likes and debut illustrator Lauren Blunk invite children to learn and practice -at words in a groovy kind of way.


  • Kids ages: 4, 5, and 6
  • Grades: Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
  • Guided Reading Level A
  • Lexile Level (CCSS) BR100L

Book Details

  • Publisher: Likes Publishing
  • Publish Date: May 8th, 2024
  • Pages: 48
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.25in - 0.57lb
  • EAN: 9798889020363
  • Recommended age: 03-05
  • Categories: Humorous StoriesSchool & EducationReaders - Beginner

About the Author

Likes, Kelley M.: - I create books to encourage, elevate, and inspire lifelong literacy.Hello! My name is Kelley M Likes. I'm a wife and mother of five spectacular children, who loves writing and creating stories to share with children and teens. I'm a retired T6 certified teacher with a knack for storytelling, lesson plans, and curriculum development. I'm a mini-stroke survivor and brain tumor-host who doesn't let anything get me down!EDUCATION: Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) in Media and Technology Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Business Education Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Administration Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Marketing and Management