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Ready Set Draw! The Cat and Hamster from THE ABCs OF WHAT I CAN BE

Ready Set Draw! The cat and hamster from THE ABCs OF WHAT I CAN BE

Colored pencils, some paper, and your imagination are all you need to draw the cat and the hamster from THE ABCs OF WHAT I CAN BE! Join Caitlin McDonagh as she shows us the secrets to drawing this unlikely pair of friends on this episode of Ready Set Draw!

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-Colored pencils
-Sketchbook paper


A diverse group of children play-acts grown-up occupations, some familiar and others quite far-out. Dressing up in grown-up work clothes, the children try on occupations such as astronaut, artist, archaeologist, and athlete for A and ballerina, beekeeper, biochemist, and bus driver for B to zipper maker, Zumba instructor, and zen gardener for Z. The book is imaginative and joyful and sends out wonderful messages about exploring possibilities while teaching the ABC’s.


Since its beginnings in 1935 as the first American publishing house founded with the purpose of publishing only children’s books, Holiday House has been proud to gather together talented authors and illustrators and to publish quality books that entertain, enlighten, and educate children. Known for having a deep list of timeless and award-winning books for children and young adult readers, Holiday House publishes the award-winning I Like to Read® series of picture books for emergent readers and launched its first eponymous imprints, Margaret Ferguson Books and Neal Porter Books, in 2018. The iconic logo of the Holiday House little boy is by Ernest H. Shepard, the renowned illustrator of The Wind in the Willows and the Winnie the Pooh books, from our original edition of The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame.

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Kid Lit TV Commenter Diane Richards

What a great book to get young ones to think about cool careers in a fun way.

Love to win this for my niece’s library.


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