CAT EYES by Laura Lee


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Age Range: 4 - 8
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No one else seems to notice them, but Miki, a little girl, sees cats everywhere she looks.

Cat lovers will delight in Miki’s imaginative feline world, in which oversized, detailed illustrations of scenes bustling with activity are filled with adorable little cats lounging about, playing, and going about their days. Created using pen outlines and digital color, each spread depicts scenes from seasons throughout the year, including a subway station on a rainy spring day, poolside during the summer, and trick-or-treating. Readers will find something new and delightful with each read, but sharp-eyed searchers who want to locate a particular and important cat in each illustration may be disappointed with a number of pages where that cat is absent. Debut author/illustrator Lee has a charming style reminiscent of graphic-novel artwork that lends itself more to minutiae than to large figures, so seek-and-find enthusiasts may also be disappointed as the illustrations become less dense and engaging when the simple plot takes over near the conclusion of the book. The wonderful surprise that Miki’s parents bring home, however, is worth it. Miki, her mother, and her father all have pale skin and straight black hair.

A visually captivating read for anyone who has always wanted cats to literally be everywhere. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: Oct. 16th, 2018
ISBN: 978-0-9990249-4-2
Page count: 44pp
Publisher: Ripple Grove
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2018


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