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They All Saw a Cat

They All Saw a Cat

By Brendan Wenzel


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A 2017 Caldecott Honor Book

A New York Times bestseller

★"An ingenious idea, gorgeously realized." —Shelf Awareness, starred review

“Both simple and ingenious in concept, Wenzel’s book feels like a game changer.” —The Huffington Post

The cat walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears, and paws . . . In this glorious celebration of observation, curiosity, and imagination, Brendan Wenzel shows us the many lives of one cat, and how perspective shapes what we see. When you see a cat, what do you see?

More Details

Size: 11 x 9 in;
Pages: 44 pp;
Age Range: 3 - 6 years
Format: Hardcover
Publication: August 2016
ISBN: 9781452150130
Brendan Wenzel is an illustrator with a great affection for trees and all the furry, feathered, and scaly things that you can find in them (including snakes!). He has traveled to jungles, savannas, and everything in between in search of fascinating animals and has teamed up with many groups working to preserve wild places and creatures around the world. Brendan is the illustrator of Angela DiTerlizzi's Some Bugs. Brendan lives in New York with his wife, Magdalena.

Media Reviews

★"An ingenious idea, gorgeously realized."
Shelf Awareness, starred review

★“Fascinating, thought-provoking, and completely absorbing.”
Booklist, starred review

★ “A powerful, rhythmic juxtaposition between word and image... it’s marvelous.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review

★"From the endpapers to each clever composition, this title invites interaction and thoughtful looking, always allowing the child to discern meaning . . . belongs in all picture book collections."
School Library Journal, starred review

“Both simple and ingenious in concept, Wenzel’s book feels like a game changer.”
The Huffington Post

“Brendan Wenzel has made a beautiful book about both perception and the natural world.”
—Lane Smith, Caldecott Honor winning author/illustrator of Grandpa Green

“A stunning example of the art of weaving poetry and illustrations into an inextricable whole; gracefully pulling the reader into a world where an ordinary insight becomes something beautiful, delightful and profound.”
—Tom Lichtenheld, illustrator of the New York Times Bestsellers Duck! Rabbit!, Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and I Wish You More

"Words never do justice to great picture books. You really need to read They All Saw A Cat for yourself to appreciate all that Wenzel has accomplished."
The New York Times

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