THE CAT’S MEOW by Warren Kimble


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These 12 fine felines are truly the “Cat’s Meow.” Established folk artist Kimble is known for his signature cats that have appeared in fine art, notepads and even wallpaper. His artistic affection for the animals is in fine fettle here. Acrylic paintings on distressed wood illustrate a rotund cat on one side and a bordered two-word descriptor on the other: “Lazy cat” is asleep with a mouse beside it; “Curious cat” is sitting inside a wooden bucket; “Fat cat” is—well—big, round and fat. Since there is no narration, the cat portraits offer the opportunity for early grade readers to make up stories about how the cats were named—for instance, why is “Clean cat” sitting in a bathtub? Beautiful paintings and handsome design create an exquisite cattery battery that’s pure delight, and the cover is guaranteed to make people reach for it. (Picture book. All ages)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2006
ISBN: 0-8027-8078-4
Page count: 24pp
Publisher: Walker
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2006


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