Distinguished poet Donald Hall and award-winning artist Barry Moser have teamed up to create a hilarious, affectionate portrait in contrasts of our companions, and often best friends, a cat and a dog. With evocative words and masterful paintings, they delineate the doginess and catlike qualities that everyone will recognize.
|Publisher:||Penguin Young Readers Group|
|Edition description:||1st Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.94(w) x 11.31(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Donald Hall is an American poet, writer, editor and literary critic. He is the author of over 50 books across several genres from children's literature, biography, memoir, essays, and including 22 volumes of verse. Hall was named the fourteenth U.S. Poet Laureate in 2006 and served for one year. He is the winner of the Caldecott Medal, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and has twice been nominated for the National Book Award.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Humorous book with beautiful illustrations. Common characteristics of both animals compared and make you laugh as you recognize them in your own pet!
I didn't really like this book. The illustrations were lame, and there seemed to be no meat to the story. Basically the dog and the cat traded turns bantering back and forth about what made them a cat or what made them a dog. Some of the dialogue was amusing but mostly it was just generic banter. I wouldn't recommend this book. In fact, if this book were purchased for a child, I would be willing to bet that the book would end up destroyed because nobody would care about its existence.