Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Picture Book Box - They All Saw a Cat

Here is a new series, on picture books that I come across. They won't be just new books. In fact a couple may even predate me! I'll pass a colourer's eye over them too.

Here is an outstanding new picture book. Why is it outstanding? When I read it as an adult it hits me as saying something different with direct, basic language and illustrations that blow me away!

Title:  They All Saw a Cat
Author/artist: Brendan Wenzel

Here is a trailer video produced by Chronicle Books, the publisher -

"The cat walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears and paws…" So runs a refrain through this book, one that I sing to our little 4 month old. In between the refrain we see how different creatures view the cat.
The art work is stunning and really makes you think about perception. While little miss 4 month old loves the bright and varied colours, a school age child would find lots to experience in this book too. Why do different creatures see the cat in that way?
Do check out the Amazon links below as they give you more images from the book. Here are a couple of skewed ones that I particularly like - the combo cat with bits of every creature's view. There is a great surprise at the end too!
This is a Caldecott Honor book.

The mouse saw the cat!
The combo cat

You can find out more …

Check the Amazon links below for a look inside the book.

They All Saw a Cat

Available at - Book Depository;

Other books in the Picture Book Box are - here.

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