It's Like This, Cat

Read by Betsie Bush

(4.5 stars; 39 reviews)

1964 Newbery Medal winner, It's Like This, Cat is the story of a young man, Dave Mitchell, and how he grew to maturity, helped along indirectly by a stray cat that he brought home from Crazy Kate, the neighborhood Cat Lady. Dave lives in New York City with his lawyer father and his mother, who has bouts of asthma brought on by family strife. The cat, named "Cat" lives a wild life that brings Dave in contact with a future friend and girl friend. Dave's adventures take him throughout areas of New York City, and the reader is treated to descriptions of famous city landmarks. With Dave's new cat-related experiences comes an increased appreciation for his parents and deepening care for his new friends. (Summary by Brenda Price) (3 hr 20 min)


Cat and Kate 9:58 Read by Betsie Bush
Cat and the Underworld 14:43 Read by Betsie Bush
Cat and Coney 10:02 Read by Betsie Bush
Fight 11:45 Read by Betsie Bush
Around Manhattan 10:30 Read by Betsie Bush
And Brooklyn 14:42 Read by Betsie Bush
Survival 10:38 Read by Betsie Bush
West Side Story 8:12 Read by Betsie Bush
Fathers 7:33 Read by Betsie Bush
Cat and the Parkway 11:16 Read by Betsie Bush
Rosh Hashanah at the Fulton Fish Market 14:58 Read by Betsie Bush
The Red Eft 12:41 Read by Betsie Bush
The Left Bank of Coney Island 12:46 Read by Betsie Bush
Expedition by Ferry 9:58 Read by Betsie Bush
Dollars and Cats 8:43 Read by Betsie Bush
Fortune 12:22 Read by Betsie Bush
Telephone Numbers 8:12 Read by Betsie Bush
Here’s to Cat! 11:57 Read by Betsie Bush


One of my favorite childhood books!

(5 stars)

One of my favorite childhood books! A real trip down memory lane as my son is now the same age as the main character! Well narrated and thoroughly enjoyable!


(5 stars)

A believable slice of life about a 14 year old boy, his cat, and other goings on. Nicely read. I positively inhaled the book and am disappointed it is over.

A Gentle Story

(4 stars)

A nostalgic look at being a young teenage kid in New York City in the middle of the 20th century. Including a sweet story line. Good bedtime listening.

(5 stars)

Sweet story. Very well read, with sympathy for each character. I shall miss them all!

Cute story

(4 stars)

Interesting story from view of New York in past days. Well read.

not of the story,the recording

(1 stars)

the recording did a lot of skipping,couldn't continue

(5 stars)

Really good reading and it’s a good story I really liked it

(5 stars)

I love it except the part where the kitten gets stepped on🥺😭😪💔💘🇨🇰🇰🇾🇫🇰