“The cat walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears, and paws.” So begins an imaginative look at a cat from many different perspectives. A little boy sees him as a furry pet with a red collar and a brass bell, yet a fox chases him as prey. A fish perceives the cat though a watery film, while a mouse sees red for danger, pointy teeth, and cruel yellow eyes. Be surprised at the myriad of dots representing a bee’s compound eyes and by a flea’s-eye view from a waving sea of cat hairs. Imagine the vibrations felt by a worm as the cat walks over him on rich brown earth--a pattern of glittering dots is picked up by a bat’s radar. Yes, “the cat knew them all, and they all knew the cat.” But how about the cat himself? Peer into a stream with him and wonder if he recognizes what he sees!
2016, Ages 4 to 8
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Recommended by: Barbara Talcroft
Barbara Talcroft reviews children’s books professionally for childrenslit.com and for Children’s Literature Comprehensive Database. She has a Master’s degree in International Children’s Literature. She also has many years’ experience as a teacher. Barbara is one of the founders of LANTERN and its past chairperson.