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—Publishers Weekly, May 30, 2011
“Godwin’s spare, rhymed verse lends itself to the hushed tones of a bedtime read. Tanaka’s muted, ochre-cast acrylics are a good match for the text…cat fans will enjoy this sleeping and waking tale that starts and finishes on the end papers.”
—Kirkus Reviews, June 15, 2011
“The brief, rhymed text changes size to match the rhythms of the cats’ adventures, and the rich acrylic paintings create an air of nighttime mystery. An ably told and atmospheric romp.”
—School Library Journal, August 2011
“[A] twist on the familiar is enlivened by Godwin’s succinct verse…and by acrylic art in which Tanaka captures the serene and agile feline grace…. A pleasing bedtime adventure that could also engage small groups.”
—The Horn Book, November/December 2011
"The moonlit scenes are sophisticated yet accessible...a satisfying double story and illustrations created with considerable finesse."
—Booklist, October 15, 2011
A city cat and a country cat prowl beneath the same dusky moon.
"One moon. / Two cats / are not asleep. / Cats yawn, / cats stretch, / cats look, / cats LEAP!" City cat watches trucks on the streets below its window. Country cat wends its way past sleepy pigs and ducks. Both groom and explore their separate landscapes until they see a mouse! They chase their mice across their very different territories. Just as each is about to pounce, lightning flashes—and it begins to rain. Both kitties return home in the rain, curl up and snooze into morning under the same sun. Godwin's spare, rhymed verse lends itself to the hushed tones of a bedtime read. Tanaka's muted, ochre-cast acrylics are a good match for the text, but, oddly she gives the cats humanlike eyes, which distorts the otherwise realistically depicted kitties. Even during the mouse chase, their eyes remain half-lidded, suggesting near-total exhaustion or, perhaps, an unseen romp in the catnip patch.
Overall, though, cat fans will enjoy this sleeping and waking tale that starts and finishes on the end papers.(Picture book. 2-5)