Katy Cat and Beaky Boo

Katy Cat and Beaky Boo

by Lucy Cousins
     
 

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From the creator of Maisy, an instantly engaging lift-the-flap concept book -- now reissued in a sturdy paperback.

Meet Katy Cat, a gregarious orange kitten, and her elusive puffin pal, Beaky Boo. Katy has a lot of questions, and Beaky makes finding the answers fun by hiding under colorful flaps with picture clues. Katy is orange. What color is Beaky? Katy

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From the creator of Maisy, an instantly engaging lift-the-flap concept book -- now reissued in a sturdy paperback.

Meet Katy Cat, a gregarious orange kitten, and her elusive puffin pal, Beaky Boo. Katy has a lot of questions, and Beaky makes finding the answers fun by hiding under colorful flaps with picture clues. Katy is orange. What color is Beaky? Katy says meow. What does Beaky say? Children will have a lot to talk about as they guess the answers and lift the flaps to find Beaky. Colors, numbers, counting, patterns, animal sounds, and more are all included in this medley of basic concepts just right for toddlers.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Rae Valabek
Forty flaps and a child-like text make this book interesting to a young child. The book is actually a series of questions and answers from Katy Cat. The attractive illustrations are executed in gouache, a way of painting with opaque colors mixed with a preparation of gum. While, this book does not reinforce left to right progression, a concept necessary to beginning readers, it is fun. (The questions are on the right and the answers on the left.)
School Library Journal
PreS-Cousins's trademark illustrations-colorful, blobby gouache figures surrounded by thick black lines-offer readers a droll treat. Katy Cat participates in a sometimes logical, sometimes fanciful guessing game with her puffin friend, Beaky Boo. On the left page a large picture shows Katy stating, "I have whiskers." On the facing page, she asks, "What do you have, Beaky Boo?" Below, five flaps of various colors and sizes depict ears, a beak, horns, fins, and a trunk. Under each flap, an animal that has the specific feature appears, and children can try to discover the location of Beaky Boo. Readers find out more about the bird through questions that deal with color, texture, animal noises, food of choice, and clothing. The purpose of this book, however, is not animal identification, but pure fun. Along the way, young listeners will also begin thinking about comparisons and enjoy the cheerful, bright colors and, of course, lifting the flaps even after they know what's underneath. Flaps are considered flimsy in library books; but these are sturdy ones, made of light cardboard, with hinges usually more than an inch long. Take a chance; this is a fine book.-Carolyn Jenks, First Parish Unitarian Church, Portland, ME

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763661236
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
05/22/2012
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Lucy Cousins is the creator of the beloved Maisy series. She is also the author-illustrator of the widely acclaimed YUMMY: EIGHT FAVORITE FAIRY TALES, a NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW Best Illustrated Children's Book, as well as I'M THE BEST and HOORAY FOR FISH! Lucy Cousins lives in Hampshire, England.

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