The Fire Cat by Esther Averill is a perfect book for emergent readers. Pickles is a young cat with big paws who wants to do big things. Readers will rejoice when Pickles finds a place where he belongs.
The Fire Cat by Esther Averill - Character Map with Pickles the Fire Cat
Physical Appearance: • Cat • Big paws • Black spots • Young
Evidence: "Pickles was a young cat. His paws were big. And he wished to do big things with them." "Pickles, you are not a bad cat. You are not a good cat. You are good and bad. And bad and good. You are a mixed-up cat."
Character Traits: • Wishes to do big things • Lives in a barrel • Mixed-up (not bad but not good) • Quick learner • Hard worker