Everybody Says Meow by Constance Lombardo (+ GIVEAWAY!)

I am a former pre-k teacher and library media specialist. Both of these positions helped me to develop a love of and appreciation for a good read aloud.

Today I give you…

Five Reasons Why Everybody Says Meow by Constance Lombardo is Story Time Gold According to Tammi:

1–The opening spread gets kids actively involved right away. By ending the text with a question, kids will not only answer that question but will want to turn the page to see what comes next. Additional questions pop up throughout the book.

2–This book is funny. The appearance of Dog on the second spread is practically guaranteed to get a laugh.

3–After trying to convince Dog to follow suit, Cat finally ends up making some concessions. But, just when kids think everything is going according to plan, something unexpected pops up on spread six. Now kids are really invested.

4–Even kids who don’t know how to read yet can feel like readers. I’m guessing most kids will “read” those animal sounds.

5–There’s a surprise ending! I’m not going to give away what that is. You need to get this book and find out for yourself. But trust me. It’s pretty fierce.



For a chance to win a signed copy of Everybody Says Meow, leave a comment and/or share this post on Twitter. Please be sure to tag Constance Lombardo @MisterPuffball and Tammi @SauerTammi. Winner must live in the continental United States.



Congratulations, Rhys Keller! You won a copy of Go, Girls, Go!

Tammi Sauer

Tammi Sauer, a former teacher and library media specialist, is a full-time children's book author who presents at schools and conferences across the country. Getting kids excited about reading and writing is Tammi's passion. Her other passion is mango tea. In addition to winning awards and garnering starred reviews, Tammi's books have gone on to do great things. Nugget & Fang was made into a musical that toured the nation. To date, the show has been performed more than 150 times. Wordy Birdy was named a Spring Kids' Indie Next pick, a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, an Amazon Best Book of the Month, and a Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Month. Your Alien, an NPR Best Book of the Year, was released in Italian, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and French which makes her feel extra fancy. Tammi's latest books include Nugget & Fang Go to School, The Farm that Mac Built, and Not Now, Cow. There are many more books on the way. To learn more about Tammi, visit her site at tammisauer.com.


  1. Cute premise. Cute characters!

  2. This “sounds” like a great book!

  3. This clever book looks adorable. Woof.

  4. Sounds like a puuur-fectly sweet picture book -can’t wait to read it!

  5. This looks like a super cute book. Thanks for the preview.

  6. I agree that kids will love “reading” along with this one. What a fun concept!

  7. I love clever books like this one. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  8. Such a cute book! My students would LOVE this one! Thank you for this wonderful opportunity to win a copy.

  9. Lynne Marie Pisano

    What fun! Thanks for sharing this clever book!

  10. Thanks Tammi. This book looks like a fun one!

  11. What cool drawings! I will have to read this to learn the surprise ending!

  12. A clever premise and an interactive story. Can’t wait to read this one!

  13. Read aloud perfection! And a great mentor text for page turns (which I’m discussing with my #KidsNeedMentors class 🙂

  14. Kellie DuBay Gillis

    If Tammi says it’s read aloud gold, then I believe it! Tammi is a read aloud queen! Thanks for sharing what makes this book a gem!

  15. haha! love the illustrations and you’re right, kids will love this as a read aloud!

  16. Nothing beats a great read aloud!

  17. How fun! For my one-year-old, almost every animal is a woww woww. He will love this book.

  18. Looking forward to reading this one out loud! Looks purr-fect!

  19. The book brought a smile to my face. I’m sure kids and adults will enjoy this humorous story. Congrats!

  20. So adorable! And I need to know the surprise ending now!

  21. I love great read-alouds as well! Especially if there is crowd participation! Looks like a fun book. Thanks, Tammi!

  22. Looks like a an awesome read aloud! đź‘Ť

  23. What a fun book! And I feel certain everybody will love Everybody Says Meow!

  24. This looks like it is a must read to my group of 1st graders! Thanks for breaking it down for us, Tammi. =)

  25. Adorable! Looks like a fun read along.

  26. This book is going to be a favorite!

  27. Thank you, Tammi! And so sweet to read everybody’s wonderful comments! You really got me purring today.

  28. Love this. It’s such a good example of a fun read aloud and what makes it so appropriate. Gets the wheels turning. Thanks, Tammi!

  29. Love it! Meow!!

  30. Our new copy is already circulating to an excited patron! Love the book!

  31. Love, love, love cat books and this one looks like so much fun!

  32. I just read this with one of my first grade reading buddies today. She loved it, and meowed, woofed and ribbited along with me as I read. Yay, Constance! Thanks, Tammi!

  33. I love Constance’s MG Mr. Puffball series and can’t wait to read this!

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