What I loved: This was a delightful read with a lot of personality. The descriptors for the cats are varied and the cartoonish illustrations capture each perfectly. It is pretty impressive to have come up with so many actions/descriptors, and this is a book to capture young imaginations. Particular favorites in our house are the "mucky cat" who is tracking food around the house and the "get back in the tub cat," who has escaped bath time. Other ones that get a giggle include the cats using the bathroom and the "shred cat, opening your mail" (by tearing it into pieces). The last page shows all the cats with the personality shining and asks the readers which cat is theirs. This is a fun adventure to find the cats you've seen before but also offers the opportunity to practice counting to 100.
The text is easy to read throughout, and though some of the directionality is tough to follow (sometimes it goes across the page spread and other times down the page then to the opposite page for reading), it's a really fun and repetitive read that will work for a wide range of ages. The illustrations are really fantastic, capturing the essence of each cat with lots of detail and bright colors.
Final verdict: 100 CATS is a silly and humorous picture book read that is sure to delight young readers. This book would work well for toddlers through young elementary school readers.