The Cinder-Eyed Catsby Eric Rohmann
In his first book since Time Flies, his Caldecott Honor debut, Eric Rohmann transports a young boy in a magical sailboat to a lush tropical island inhabited by six cats with eyes like blazing coals. Rohmann's magnificent oil paintings draw the eye seamlessly from page to page, adding layers of complexity to a deceptively simple storyline. His palette reaches/i>… See more details below
In his first book since Time Flies, his Caldecott Honor debut, Eric Rohmann transports a young boy in a magical sailboat to a lush tropical island inhabited by six cats with eyes like blazing coals. Rohmann's magnificent oil paintings draw the eye seamlessly from page to page, adding layers of complexity to a deceptively simple storyline. His palette reaches effortlessly from the brilliance of a tropical day to the glow of a starlit night, while his scenes range from breathtaking ocean vistas to the meticulously detailed and expressive creatures. The Cinder-Eyed Cats is both a sumptuous feast for the eye and a virtuoso feat of picture storytelling.
"Rohmann’s bright-eyed cats are as mesmerizing as a vivid dream." — Publishers Weekly
"Rohmann’s magnificent oil paintings masterfully mix reality and fantasy." — Los Angeles Times
- Random House Children's Books
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- Product dimensions:
- 10.30(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.40(d)
- Age Range:
- 3 - 7 Years
Meet the Author
Eric Rohmann’s first book for children, Time Flies, was named a Caldecott Honor Book, an ALA Notable Book, and a New York Times Book Review Best Children’s Book, and was a Colorado Children’s Book Award nominee.
Eric Rohmann is a painter, printmaker, and fine bookmaker. He holds degrees in fine arts from Arizona State University and Illinois State University.
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The Cinder-Eyed Cat is a visual feast in the telling of a little boy's trip to an enchanted island of beautiful lionesses. The text is spare yet poetic, lyrically lending itself to the midnight dance of ocean creatures. The poetry of the text and the genius of the art invite the reader onto endless paths of conversation. Which of the dancing sea animals does your youngster like best? Can they spot the cat figures hidden in the clouds and mountains? How long do they think it took the little boy to create his sand fish? My children and I have all enjoyed sharing this warm, gentle book for years.
Bought this on a whim for my daughter who is only two years old and she can't get enough of it. The illustrations are so sweet, so lush and really bring the text to life. The text itself is really a very catchy rhyme and my little girl has memorized it like a poem. Built her vocabulary while keeping her engaged -- no small task for a toddler. I highly recommend this for its gentle portrayal of animals in peaceful co-existence, its soothing rhyming text and its beautiful artwork. We've worn out our paperback copy and are going to buy the hardcover next.
This is a truly magical book, taking the reader (and viewer!) on an amazing journey into the Dream World. Like diving deep beneath the sea or flying high among the clouds, this book transports you. For a child or the child in you...