Two Silly Cats

A long time ago in the hills of Japan two cats lived together. One was black and very big. The other was a tabby, much smaller in size.

They were the best of friends.


One day, each of them found a most delightful treat—a fresh, sweet rice cake.

“Look at mine!” the big cat cried out. He held it in his paws. “It looks so delicious!”

The small cat said, “Well, look at my cake. It smells more wonderful than a fat field mouse!”


So the two cats sat down together to look at each other’s cakes and compare them. They saw that the two cakes were very different in size.

The big cat had a small cake and the small cat had a big cake.


“I’m big, so I should have the big cake,” the black cat complained. “Let’s swap.”

The little tabby hissed and threatened to bite his friend.

“I am small,” he argued, “so I need to eat the bigger one. I will never trade with you.”


FAZ Reading Level Detail

Lexile Score 580
Word Count 601

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