Sam the big, bad cat isn't feeling well. Tom wants to take him to the vet. Sam doesn't want to go, and finds a variety of hiding places to escape. Tom pursues him, getting more and more bedraggled in the process. Finally Tom goes to bed, leaving Sam -- who is feeling much better -- to enjoy a snack. / Yellow level/ Band 3 books offer early readers varied sentence structure and natural language. / Text type - A story with a familiar setting. / A storyboard on pages 14 and 15 reveals all of Sam's hiding places in a pictorial summary of the day, providing the opportunity to recap the story. / Curriculum links - Citizenship: animals and us.