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Cat Says Meow

And Other Animalopoeia

By Michael Arndt

8 x 8 in; 36 pp;
Hardcover
March 2014
ISBN 9781452112343

SKU# 9781452112343

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Quick Overview

Dog says woof . . . pig says oink . . . cow says moo. Animals and the sounds they make are paired up in playfully compelling ways in this eye-catching illustrated gift book featuring bold colors and an engaging use of onomatopoeia. Kids and parents will delight in discovering the ways in which the letters that spell out each animal’s sound are key elements of that animal’s illustration. With so much to see and to sound out, kids will relish this unique visual and educational experience, brimming with color and letters.
Cat Says Meow


Description

Cat Says Meow

Dog says woof . . . pig says oink . . . cow says moo. Animals and the sounds they make are paired up in playfully compelling ways in this eye-catching illustrated gift book featuring bold colors and an engaging use of onomatopoeia. Kids and parents will delight in discovering the ways in which the letters that spell out each animal’s sound are key elements of that animal’s illustration. With so much to see and to sound out, kids will relish this unique visual and educational experience, brimming with color and letters.

 

More Details

8 x 8 in; 36 pp;
Hardcover
March 2014
ISBN 9781452112343
Michael Arndt is an award-winning graphic designer whose love of animals and typography inspired Cat Says Meow. He lives in New York City.

Media Reviews

★"One of those rare picture books with something for everyone to enjoy."
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“A winning blend of typography and zoology.”
Publishers Weekly

"Hopelessly clever."
--Elizabeth Bird, New York Times Public Library Collection Specialist

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A book to grow with your child

A book to grow with your child

1/28/15| Amy
Cat Says Meow is so clever and smart on many levels, and fun to explore for both kids and grown-ups. I've given this as a gift to people of all ages. Great for people who appreciate graphic design, color and typography...and animals! It's a book that will grow with your child.

ADK Librarian

ADK Librarian

1/22/15| Rebecca
I bought a copy of this book for my library (I'm a librarian for a K-6 school) after seeing the author at a conference. I truly love this unique and clever book, and now I buy it for every baby gift and memorial donation. Not only are the graphic illustrations fun and adorable, but the book also teaches kids about different sounds animals make as well as different font styles. Each picture includes hidden letters blended into the drawing spelling out the sound the animal makes. I use this book in the library for teaching younger students animal sounds and letters (they love the game of finding the hidden words and writing them on a white board!), and for teaching older students about onomatopoeia. It is rare to find one book that can be enjoyed in so many ways! I can't wait to see more from this author.

An Absolute Winner

An Absolute Winner

1/22/15| Anna Crosland
I thought I'd found winner when I started reading this book in the bookstore and knew it for sure when I shared it with my students. The clear and engaging illustrations show a great humour that the kids picked up on immediately. They were all over figuring out the words in the pictures and loved the way the letters and different fonts created features on the shapes. Each animal showed such character; just look at that cat eyeing that plump mouse. I shared this book with students from Kindergarten to Grade 4. The older students were inspired to create their own art and the younger ones loved imitating the animal sounds as we read. Great choice for any home library and sure to be a favourite. - Elementary School Teacher/Librarian

A must-have if ever there were one!

A must-have if ever there were one!

1/21/15| Gloria
Utterly and uniquely charming for adults and children alike! Several friends bought this book to give to grandchildren or other children in their lives for Christmas, and another exclaimed, "Oh, I SO wish I had someone to buy this for!" Needless to say, ALL my grandchildren have this book and LOVE it! So do I. ;-) Bravo, Michael Arndt, for your amazing creativity.

Fantastic Book

Fantastic Book

1/21/15| PittsburghMom
What a wonderful book with FANTASTIC illustrations. I gave this as a baby gift and a teacher gift and the recipients LOVED them.

Unique!

Unique!

1/21/15| Michael
A brilliantly conceived little book that goes beyond the ordinary realms of what a children's book should be.
Sure to become a classic!

What a terrific book!

What a terrific book!

1/21/15| HP314
Cat Says Meow is such a creative and fun book; and it's not just for children! Anyone who appreciates simplicity and design will love this book. The way in which the sound an animal makes forms the various body parts of the animal is ingenious. Each time I go back and reread Cat Says Meow, which I have done numerous times, I find something new that I did not notice before. I have purchased this book for all my friends with babies and young children, and every time the reaction is the same. Their kids love the book and enjoy interacting with the shapes and sounding out the animal sounds. And, they too, as parents and adults, love the illustrations and design. Cat Says Meow is a must for every bookshelf from the baby's room to the home library!
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