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They All Saw A Cat (Cat Books for Kids, Beginning Reading Books, Preschool Prep Books) (Hardcover)

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By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
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Staff Reviews


They All Saw A Cat" is my favorite children's book of the fall! This adorable picture book shows the titular cat through the eyes of different animals with gorgeous and lively illustrations, teaching children how the things they see can be seen in many other ways from many other perspectives. The visuals are almost dreamlike, and this will certainly be a book that children will want to re-read again and again and again (and that adults will be happy to revisit!). -Lauren's October Staff Pick, 2016

— From Lauren's Reading List

Incredible illustrations. The story almost has a songlike quality to it. And it is educational teaching children how different animals see the world. So clever. So stunning. -Shane's July Staff Pick 2016

— From Shane's Reading List

Description


They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel - New York Times bestseller and 2017 Caldecott Medal and Honor Book

"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?

If you and your child liked Ricky the Rock That Couldn't Roll, The Wonderful Things You Will Be, The Girl Who Drank the Moon, Finding Winnie, or Radiant Child - you'll love They All Saw A Cat.

Additional categories include:
  • Award Winning Picture Books
  • Award Winning Childrens Books
  • Kindergarten Level Books
  • Preschool Reading Books

About the Author


Brendan Wenzel is an illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of the Pratt Institute, his work has appeared internationally in children's books, animations, and magazines. They All Saw a Cat is his debut as both author and illustrator.

Praise For…


"A brilliantly conceived lesson in how things - in this case, cats - can look very different depending on your point of view."-People Magazine, Best Children's Books of the Year
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"A charming take on perspective."-FamilyFun-

New York Times Notable Book of the Year
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School Library Journal Best Books of the Year
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The Huffington Post Best Picture Books of the Year
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Wall Street Journal Best Children's Books of the Year
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"Fascinating, thought-provoking, and completely absorbing."-Booklist>/i>, starred review-

"From the endpapers to each clever composition, this title invites interaction and thoughtful looking, always allowing the child to discern meaning."--School Library Journal, starred review-

"How can I describe in words something so inventive and delightful and goofy and insightful and inspiring and full of yet another unexpected way of knowing and thought-provoking and just so wonderful? Wow. YAY!!! " -Molly Bang, Caldecott Honor Award winner
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"I saw A CAT. I have A CAT. I have drawn many CATS. I really loved THIS CAT." --Peter McCarty, Caldecott Honor winning artist of Hondo and Fabian and Henry in Love
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"Ingenious... Not only is each illustration its own piece of art, but there is a miniature science lesson on every spread."--Real Simple-

"Nothing short of stunning."--BuzzWords
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"SUCH a cool book on point of view that it's a must-read, must-own book."--Imagination Soup
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"Seems so light on its little cat feet but goes right to the core of human experience. A keeper."-Shelf Awareness-

"Simple yet surprisingly sophisticated. beautifully conceived."-The Wall Street Journal
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"Simple yet surprisingly sophisticated... beautifully conceived."--The Wall Street Journal-

"Simply brilliant."--Cool Mom Picks-

"Such a cool way to illustrate the power of perspective."--Scary Mommy-

"The must-have picture book of the season."--Woman's World-

"The rhyme in this book is so perfected, its positively Seussian. Wenzel has untapped the formula for what makes a picture book work."-
-Twenty by Jenny-

"They All Saw A Cat is a book about seeing, knowing, and being. And to my eyes, it's beautiful."-Chris Raschka, author if the Caldecott Medal-Winning A Ball for Daisy
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"They All Saw a Cat could very easily be the best, smartest, most original, and most beautiful picture book I have ever seen. EVER." - Matthew Winner, All the Wonders
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"This is not your usual cat-themed picture book"--The New York Times, Best Books of the Season
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"This is one of those picture books that I can honestly say every kid is going to get something out of and enjoy." - Maria Russo, Children's Book Review Editor, The New York Times-

"This smart, thoughtful book is a pleasure for kids and parents alike."--Common Sense Media 5-star review-

"Thought provoking, entertaining and smart, it's one of the best picture books you'll see this year."--Bookpage-

"To convey that profound shift in a way that a 3-year-old can understand is no small task; to do so in a way that enchants and delights, page after page, is remarkable."--Chicago Tribune-

"Visual storytelling at its best." -Christian Robinson, Caldecott Honor winning illustrator of The Last Stop on Market Street
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"Walk a mile in someone else's shoes" is a tough lesson to get across to the under 7 set... but Brendan Wenzel's stunning picture book stealthily embraces that theme with a sense of secret and wonder."--NPR-

"Wenzel has created the Caldecott winner for 2017.... You'll understand when you see it for yourself."--Elizabeth Bird, A Fuse#8 Production, a School Library Journal blog
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"What rich artistic exposure to go with modern messaging about why multiple perspectives matter."--San Francisco Chronicle-

"With each turn of the page, the reader is given the opportunity to also see how the cat is viewed."--Books and Whatnot
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"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-

Amazon.com Top Ten Books of the Year
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BookPage Best Books of the Yea
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Boston Globe Best Children's Books of the Year
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Charlotte Observer Best Books of the Year
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Chicago Public Library Best Picture Books of the Year
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Indiana Too Good To Miss State Reading List 2018
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New York Public Library 100 Books for Reading and Sharing
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"A great picture book -like Brendan Wenzel's new They All Saw a Cat - reveals a secret about life itself."--NPR.org-

"A layered, funny and fascinating visual lesson in seeing and interpreting. It's a delightful experience in multiple perspectives and changing points of view."--The Washington Post-

"Brendan Wenzel has made a beautiful book about both perception and the natural world." -Lane Smith author/illustrator of There Is a Tribe of Kids
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"Brendan Wenzel's They All Saw a Cat is a joyous exploration of perspective, and a celebration of the fact that we all see things through our own lenses. It's a reminder that one's point of view can make all the difference. A perfect picture book!" -Laura Vaccaro Seeger, Caldecott Honor winning illustrator of Green
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"Dazzling"-The Horn Book Magazine-

"Empathy and self-reflection may seem like lofty goals for a picture book, but Wenzel scores big with both through his extraordinary vision."--The Boston Globe-

"Excellent... brilliantly simple."--Cindy Dobrez, Bookends: A Booklist Blog-

"A magnificent example of how to tackle complex issues."--The New York Post-

"A novel exploration of perspective. A lovely debut."-- Carson Ellis, bestselling author/illustrator of HOME
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"A perfect illustration of different perspectives."--Geek Dad-

"A powerful, rhythmic juxtaposition between word and image... it's marvelous."-Publishers Weekly, starred review-

"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.
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"Along with inviting more reflective viewers to ruminate about perception and subjectivity, the cat's perambulations offer elemental visual delights."-Kirkus Reviews-

"An ingenious idea, gorgeously realized."--Shelf Awareness for Readers, starred review-

"Astounding and artful."--The Washington Post-

"Beautifully imagines a cat through the eyes of all the animals it passes as it walks through the world"- Time Magazine, Top 10 Children's and YA Books of the Year-

"Both simple and ingenious in concept, Wetzel's book feels like a gamechanger."-The Huffington Post
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Product Details
ISBN: 9781452150130
ISBN-10: 1452150133
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: August 30th, 2016
Pages: 44
Language: English