They All Saw A Cat

They All Saw A Cat

Book - 2016
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In simple, rhythmic prose and stylized pictures, a cat walks through the world, and all the other creatures see and acknowledge the cat.
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, LLC, ©2016.
ISBN: 9781452150130
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) :,colour illustrations ;,24 x 29 cm.


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Dec 26, 2018

Hilarious! How does everyone see the cat? This book imagines well!!

clwco Oct 09, 2017

Great way to help kids look at something from another perspective. Fun to pair with a drawing/coloring actvity

Oct 04, 2017

This is a great book for teaching any age or ability child about point of view.

May 07, 2017

Just what makes up our "perspective" and what difference does it make in how we view others? This is an excellent topic and this simple children's book by Brendan Wenzel makes it possible for children to grasp when read by or with an adult who will engage the child in discussion.

Mar 12, 2017

Great use of perspective. The text is repetitive, which would make this great for younger children, although this could also be used with older elementary school children as a tie-in to art lessons on perspective.

Jan 24, 2017

2017 Caldecott Honor book. As the cat walks through the world, different creatures see it or sense it in their own unique way; for example, the earthworm senses the cat as vibrations in the ground. Wonderful, unique and creative.

Dec 23, 2016

A child, a dog, a fox, a fish, a mouse, a bee, a bird, a flea, a snake, a skunk, a worm, and a bat - each sees the cat, but from its own point of view. Cleverly written with delightfully creative illustrations, this book is a new favorite! ~Debby

JuliaO_KCMO Nov 18, 2016

Besides an engaging story and imaginative pictures, this book provides a great lesson on perspective. They all saw a cat, but what was it they saw?

RobertELPL Nov 15, 2016

Fun way to teach kids about perspective and point of view. Younger kids may miss the message, but will enjoy the fun artwork that accompanies each character's viewing of the cat. Good book for parents to read with their children.

ArapahoeMollie Oct 24, 2016

This book is great way to show children that everyone sees the world differently. It's a way to teach about art, tolerance, and peace in one book!

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sanamg Oct 25, 2017

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Mar 12, 2017

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Mar 05, 2017

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