Have You Seen My Cat?

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A little boy's cat is missing and he is worried. Beautiful illustrations and a brief, easy-to-read text lead small readers on a round-the-world quest for the lost cat, and to an ending that is a wonderful surprise. Along the way, the little boy meets a wide variety of people, all trying to be helpful, and sees many beautiful members of the cat family strikingly pictured in Eric Carle's distinctive collage technique.

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A little boy's cat is missing and he is worried. Beautiful illustrations and a brief, easy-to-read text lead small readers on a round-the-world quest for the lost cat, and to an ending that is a wonderful surprise. Along the way, the little boy meets a wide variety of people, all trying to be helpful, and sees many beautiful members of the cat family strikingly pictured in Eric Carle's distinctive collage technique.

This popular book, first published more than a decade ago, has now been completely re-illustrated by Eric Carle and is more appealing than ever. We are proud to re-introduce it now for the delight of a new generation of readers.

A young boy encounters all sorts of cats while searching for the one he lost.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Carle must be a cat fancier since he dedicates this book to all the cats in his life. Each thick cardboard page had a pull out slide. A young boy is pictured in each scene and he is hunting for his cat. This search takes him on a trip around the world, and everywhere that he stops, he makes the same inquire of those he meets. "Have you seen my cat?" They in turn just point to the tab and when it is pulled out a cat is displayed. These are not ordinary cats. There are leopards, cheetahs, tigers, etc. and in each case, the young boy replies "This is not my cat." It seems a bit sad, that he cannot locate his cat. However, the final picture points to the back cover and when the covers are spread open, the cat on the cover must belong to the boy and she has disappeared because she apparently just had a litter of kittens. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
Bobbie Combs
The combination of Carle's unique cut-paper collage pictures and easy to read text make it a great story for even the youngest children.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689817311
  • Publisher: Aladdin
  • Publication date: 9/1/1997
  • Series: World of Eric Carle Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 97
  • Pages: 28
  • Sales rank: 471,896
  • Age range: 3 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 5.24 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Eric Carle

Eric Carle is the author and illustrator of more than seventy books for children, many of them bestsellers. Born in Syracuse, New York, he moved to Germany with his parents when he was six years old. He studied at the Academy of Graphic Arts in Stuttgart before returning to the United States, where he worked as a graphic designer for The New York Times and later as art director for an international advertising agency. His first two books, 1,2,3 to the Zoo and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, gained him immediate international recognition. The latter title, now considered a modern classic, has sold more than 30 million copies and has been translated into forty-eight languages. Eric Carle and his wife, Barbara, divide their time between the mountains of North Carolina and the Florida Keys.

Eric Carle is the author and illustrator of more than seventy books for children, many of them bestsellers. Born in Syracuse, New York, he moved to Germany with his parents when he was six years old. He studied at the Academy of Graphic Arts in Stuttgart before returning to the United States, where he worked as a graphic designer for The New York Times and later as art director for an international advertising agency. His first two books, 1,2,3 to the Zoo and The Very Hungry Caterpillar, gained him immediate international recognition. The latter title, now considered a modern classic, has sold more than 30 million copies and has been translated into forty-eight languages. Eric Carle and his wife, Barbara, divide their time between the mountains of North Carolina and the Florida Keys.

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    1. Hometown:
      Northampton, Massachusetts and the Berkshires
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 25, 1929
    2. Place of Birth:
      Syracuse, New York
    1. Education:
      Akademie der bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, 1946-50
    2. Website:

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  • Posted January 2, 2010

    Have You Seen My Cat? Eric Carle

    Eric Carle is a wonderful writer/illustrator. B&N recommends this book "for infants or children in preschool." Be forewarned! This board book is only appropriate for two-year-olds (my grandson, for instance) under close supervision. It has a slide-out construction that allows an active little one to grab the slide-out, give it a twist, and tear it loose from the body of the book. Most books are subject to random destruction, but this is more fragile than most.

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