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Black Cat, White Cat: A Pop-up Book of Opposites
     

Black Cat, White Cat: A Pop-up Book of Opposites

by Chuck Murphy
 
Once again raising pop-up books to the level of fine art, Chuck Murphy, the acclaimed author-artist, employs ingeniously clever mechanical devices and hilarious pictures of felines to illustrate the all-important concept of opposites. Early learners, cat fanciers, and book lovers of all stripes will purr with pleasure.

Lift the flaps and pull the tabs to see how

Overview

Once again raising pop-up books to the level of fine art, Chuck Murphy, the acclaimed author-artist, employs ingeniously clever mechanical devices and hilarious pictures of felines to illustrate the all-important concept of opposites. Early learners, cat fanciers, and book lovers of all stripes will purr with pleasure.

Lift the flaps and pull the tabs to see how our clever cats demonstrate opposites. Chuck Murphy fans of all stripes will purr with pleasure at this ingenious pop-up book!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
"Fat Cat, Thin Cat, Out Cat, In Cat." This exquisitely designed pop-up book is a real treat. The images are well planned and actually present quite an animated show. The first page reads simply, "Black cat, white cat." When the reader moves back the calm older black cat to reveal a leaping white kitten chasing a red ball, they can see more than the contrast in tone but action, age, and size as well. On the "Out cat, in cat," page, a pair of eyes peek out at readers from under a cat door. The cat bounces straight into the reader when the flap is lifted. From sitting on a window ledge or climbing a ladder to making messes in paint, Murphy creates delightful scenes that will be appreciated by cat owners and young readers alike.
Kirkus Reviews
A pop-out book that combines paper engineering and artwork to convey concepts that illustrations alone could not. Cats may be the ideal subjects for exploring opposites related to motion. These cats' adventures take them high and low, near and far. Murphy (Colors, 1997, etc.) creates realistic cats climbing pop-up ladders, hopping through windows, and perching on ledges. Readers pull a tab to turn a young cat into an old cat: A kitten's face fills out with the jowls of the elderly. The cat remains in place for "day cat, night cat"; the pull-tab replaces the background of sun with stars. It's a great combination of feline antics and 3-D engineering. (Pop-up. 4-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780689814150
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Edition description:
Pop-Up Book
Pages:
10
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 6.48(h) x 0.77(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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