Someday When My Cat Can Talk [NOOK Book]

Overview

THIS CHARMING, CHILD-CENTRIC book offers a glimpse into a cat’s exciting “other” life. In a little girl’s fantasy, her cat sneaks away, hops a ship, and sails off to Europe! And someday, when he can talk, he’ll tell her all about the amazing things he discovered there . . . like whether or not British cats drink tea . . . and how he strutted down the runway in a Paris fashion show. With facts about each place the cat visits included simply in the rhyming text, and in more detail at the end (including a map ...
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Overview

THIS CHARMING, CHILD-CENTRIC book offers a glimpse into a cat’s exciting “other” life. In a little girl’s fantasy, her cat sneaks away, hops a ship, and sails off to Europe! And someday, when he can talk, he’ll tell her all about the amazing things he discovered there . . . like whether or not British cats drink tea . . . and how he strutted down the runway in a Paris fashion show. With facts about each place the cat visits included simply in the rhyming text, and in more detail at the end (including a map charting his route), this is sure to provide a great introduction to travel.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
In fanciful, rhyming text, a young girl relates the many things her cat will tell her "someday." In her imagination, the cat is a traveler, suitcase in hand, stowing away on a ship. He will recall England's foggy coast and palace halls. In France, he attends fashion shows in a stylish outfit complete with uncomfortable shoes, but it is his art that wins prizes. He enjoys St. Peter's in Rome, the gondolas of Venice, and soccer games and bullfights in Spain. He will tell her, she thinks, of adventures in Vienna, Greece, and Holland. That's all "someday," but for now, "…no one knows just where he'll go—except for you and me." The few lines of verse are like captions for the detailed, if a bit fanciful scenes which depict the anthropomorphic puss. Oil paints partner with occasional collage objects to fill the double-page spreads with enticing and frequently humorous events involving our hero and some key attractions. He bicycles through the French countryside, stops a bullfight, rescues a snail from a chef, and carries a torch for world peace in Greece. The pictures are created as much for their esthetic impact and exaggerated humor as for the information portrayed. But information there is, enhanced by facts about each country and a map on the end pages. Reviewer: Ken Marantz and Sylvia Marantz
School Library Journal

K-Gr 2- In simple rhyming text, a girl contemplates all that she will learn once her cat can talk to her. She knows that he wanders, and that he has secrets to share. She imagines him visiting faraway places, where he will witness local customs and answer burning questions, such as why the birds eat crumbs in San Marco Square, or if British cats do indeed drink tea. The girl may be an afterthought as her cat travels, but what he knows and internalizes is front and center in her mind. Brooker's illustrations, rendered in collage and oil paint, have the look and feel of a scrapbook. They fill the pages and are as big and bold as the girl's imagination. Maps on the endpapers show the imagined European voyages of the cat. "The Facts Behind the Story" presents some tidbits about some of the locales, but they seem unnecessary after such a fanciful journey. Rather, the book should be enjoyed as the whimsical daydream that it is.-Kara Schaff Dean, Walpole Public Library, MA

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Kirkus Reviews
Collage and oil paint whimsically animate this clever concoction of story-in-rhyme, geography, a young girl's fantasy and a traveling cat. "Someday when my cat can talk . . . . / He'll tell me how he hopped a ship / and where he stowed away. / He'll describe the wind that blew his fur / as he sailed beyond the bay." The endpapers list the 13 places on the cat's itinerary as he recalls the fog on England's coast, boasts of winning a prize for art in France, complains of the rabbits that chased him into Rome, crows about gondolas, salutes Greek athletes and remembers Holland's tulips; backmatter adds "Facts Behind the Story" for seven countries. But the charm lies in the artwork, which captures the trademark traits of each site from a feline point of view. The what-if title and appealing cover are sure to entice kids into imagining their own pets' forays. (Picture book. 4-8)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307983466
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 6/26/2013
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Age range: 4 - 8 Years
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

CAROLINE LAZO has written numerous biographies for children, including Alice Walker: Freedom Writer, which was a Society of School Librarians International (SSLI) Honor Book. This is her first picture book. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

KYRSTEN BROOKER’s wonderful books for children include Precious and the Boo Hag by Patricia C. McKissack, an ALA Notable Book and a School Library Book of the Year, and Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street by Roni Schotter, a National Council of Teachers Notable Trade Book. She lives in Alberta, Canada.
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