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My Cat Copies Me

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Gently explore the special bond between children and their pets A shy little girl and her very independent cat play hide and comfort one another. Both children and parents will appreciate how the cat soothes the little girl and silently encourages her to explore the bigger world and experience new things.
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Overview

Gently explore the special bond between children and their pets A shy little girl and her very independent cat play hide and comfort one another. Both children and parents will appreciate how the cat soothes the little girl and silently encourages her to explore the bigger world and experience new things.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Kwon's (Excited Alone!) brilliant colors, simple forms and meticulously drawn floral patterns render even common objects pleasing and gemlike in this tale of friendship. The artowrk transforms piles of laundry, newspapers and sneakers into small treasures. "My cat copies me," says the girl narrator. "We help with the laundry, and chase after flies. Smelling the flowers, or watching bugs, she always copies me." Kwon infuses the figures of the girl and the cat with a kind of magic-they play in ordinary surroundings, but strike poses that recall those of traditional tales, leaping and flying. Readers learn that the girl is timid by observing details in the scenes: although children play happily outside their window, she and her cat only sit and watch, and she is afraid of the dark. But her cat's fearlessness inspires her. "From now on," the girl vows, as Kwon paints her with green eyes that imitate her pet's, "I will copy my cat!... I won't be scared of anything!" Girl and cat crouch, poised for action. They walk outside on the street, with their hair wild and their postures taut, prepared for whatever may await them. "We'll make new friends, together!" she vows, and on the final page, she and her cat lead the children on a wild chase. Youngsters will be fascinated by the way child and pet influence each other, and impressed with Kwon's quiet powers of observation. Ages 2-6. (Mar.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Ken Marantz
Our impish young narrator describes how her independent cat follows along with her amusing activities. Tunneling under newspapers, hiding under the desk or in the closet, chasing flies, watching bugs, her cat is her "best friend." But as they look out the window together at the other children playing outside, we sense that perhaps being with only the cat is not enough. "But from now on...I will copy my cat!" she decides; she too will look fearlessly out at the dark, climb high, stretch her body, and go outside so they can make new friends together. On the next double page, she and her cat are racing off with a group of other children. The final page shows the cat smiling from behind some flowers and rocks, seemingly contented at what she has accomplished. At first, the visual narrative is very simple: just the two characters on blank pages with one or two props. But the pages fill with details as the story gets more complex and colorful patterns abound. Objects are outlined in a metallic color that seems to hold in the hues. The slightly stylized illustrations have an Asian look but are composed in a Western manner.
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2
Using a little bit of fantasy and childlike imagination, Kwon tells the story of a little girl and her cat. The pet may act coy and shy when the child seeks its affection, but when she turns away, the feline begins to follow her and mimics her actions. The elements of fantasy are clear as the cat is the same size as the girl and, in the end, she begins to follow and copy her cat. The bright, colorful illustrations feature light gray outlining and accents that add a luminous quality and increase the imaginative nature of the drawings. For cat lovers everywhere, this is an attractive addition.
—Genevieve GallagherCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781933605265
  • Publisher: Kane/Miller Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 2 - 6 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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