THE CAT AT NIGHT by Dahlov Ipcar

THE CAT AT NIGHT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

What the prowling cat sees at night (no different from day to his eyes) gives children something to search for and guess at until they turn the deep blue, black-shadowed page. . . and see the night looking like day, just as it does to the cat. The silhouette of roosting hens against a mesh window is the hardest to spot, the truck and tractor outlined against the starry sky perhaps the easiest--but how still, almost arrested, they look. There's this too, at beginning and end: that the farmer and his wife are oblivious of the life going on while they sleep. What starts as a clever gimmick to encourage participation and a striking way to design a book becomes a small, secret joke when the farmer says, ""What a lazy cat. He sleeps all night and he sleeps all day, too!

Pub Date: May 2nd, 1969
ISBN: 1934031232
Publisher: Doubleday