Meeow and the Blue Table

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Meeow, the irresistibly clever cat created by bestselling author-illustrator Sebastien Braun, is back and ready to play! Like every young child, Meeow loves to make things. So what will he do with a blue table, a red blanket, and lots of wooden blocks? Why, turn them into an amazing castle, of course! Meeow's friends Quack, Moo, Baa, and Woof are delighted--and young readers will be enchanted, too. What will Meeow inspire THEM to do?
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Overview

Meeow, the irresistibly clever cat created by bestselling author-illustrator Sebastien Braun, is back and ready to play! Like every young child, Meeow loves to make things. So what will he do with a blue table, a red blanket, and lots of wooden blocks? Why, turn them into an amazing castle, of course! Meeow's friends Quack, Moo, Baa, and Woof are delighted--and young readers will be enchanted, too. What will Meeow inspire THEM to do?
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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS—The endearing black cat is back for more creative play. Rainy weather forces Meeow and his animal pals inside, but does not dampen their spirits. A toy chest full of "cardboard, colored paper, foil, tape…"offers many crafting possibilities. The simple, large-print text invites readers' response: "What are they making?" Cheery, uncluttered illustrations on white backgrounds show the wide-eyed animals with their creations: Quack carries an archery bow, Baa rides a red dragon, Woof waves a shiny sword, Moo wears a pink cape, and Meeow dons a gold crown. By draping a red blanket over a table, Meeow creates an impromptu theater. The stage is set for toddlers to continue with some make-believe fun of their own.—Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada
Kirkus Reviews
Meeow are his friends are back in their fourth imaginative adventure (Meeow and the Little Chairs, 2009, etc.). A rainy day leads the five to Meeow's toy chest, where they find cardboard, tape, colored paper and foil. Each gets to work on something that will transform them into a character: a hunter, a knight, a dragon rider, a king and a princess. Clever Meeow ties them all together with the titular blue table: A red blanket over the top, some blue blocks evenly spaced on the surface—and, voilà, the friends have a castle. The final spread transforms the setting from reality to the scene that is in the friends' imaginations. As in his other books, Braun uses an omniscient narrator to tell the story, describing Meeow's actions and asking the kinds of questions that parents reading with their children might: "What will the friends play on such a rainy day?" "What are they making?" Created with hand-painted shapes that were digitized, assembled and colored, the bright illustrations on plain backgrounds stand out and keep the focus on the creative play. More tinder for many imaginative sparks. (Picture book. 2-6)
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Praise for Meeow books

“Uncluttered pages and primary colors make this a highly attractive book, as does the tactile jacket that allows readers to stroke fuzzy Meeow.”--School Library Journal

“Celebrate the wonders of imaginative play in these solid selections for the toddler set.”--Kirkus Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907152153
  • Publisher: Boxer Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 824,576
  • Age range: 2 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Sebastien Braun studied fine arts in Strasbourg, France. His first two books, I Love My Mommy and I Love My Daddy, have been hugely successful all over the world. Since then, Sebastien has gone on to create many more children's books. He lives in Gloucestershire, England, with his wife and two young sons.
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