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They All Saw a Cat

by Dawn Stoops | Oct 11, 2016
I'd like you to see this new book!
They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel
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I'm totally in love with this book's concept. As the cat walks through the world you see HOW each animal and person sees the passing cat. The mouse, for instance, sees this simple brown cat as a massive, fierce, black monster. The child who sees the cat sees a version that looks somewhat like a drawing he might make of the cat's big eyes and yellow bell. The bee who sees the cat sees colored spots. What a great way to introduce (or emphasize) personal perspective and identity! It's also a fantastic jumping off point for some amazing science lessons. Do skunks really see in black and white? What were the squiggle lines on the page with the worm? So many questions can spring from this simple book!

The story's text is spare and poetic. The pictures are great. You just really need to see this book!


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  1. Genie | Nov 01, 2016
    This is a very interesting book.  I am so glad my attention was drawn to it from this post.  The 2 page spreads, are done very well, nothing lost in the middle.  It would be interesting to hear what a school age child would say about this book.  I see the illustrations are made with all kinds of different materials, colored pencils, oil pastels, acrylic paints, charcoal, Magic Marker, and number 2 pencils.  How cool is that.  This made me go back and look again at the illustrations.

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