They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel - New York Times bestseller and 2017 Caldecott Medal and Honor Book
The cat walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears, and paws . . . In this glorious celebration of observation, curiosity, and imagination, Brendan Wenzel shows us the many lives of one cat, and how perspective shapes what we see. When you see a cat, what do you see?
If you and your child liked Ricky the Rock That Couldn't Roll, The Wonderful Things You Will Be, The Girl Who Drank the Moon, Finding Winnie, or Radiant Child - you'll love They All Saw A Cat
- "An ingenious idea, gorgeously realized." -Shelf Awareness, starred review
- "Both simple and ingenious in concept, Wenzel's book feels like a game changer." -The Huffington Post
About the Author
Brendan Wenzel is an illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of the Pratt Institute, his work has appeared internationally in children's books, animations, and magazines. They All Saw a Cat is his debut as both author and illustrator.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was a different kind of children’s book. I believe for some children, they might not fully understand the concept that the author was trying to relay. You could read it and enjoy it without fully understanding what the author was trying to accomplish. But for some children, they might not understand why some pictures are the way, they are. That being said, perhaps you might want to look at the pictures inside the book or explain the concept before reading the book to smaller children or they might get lost. Each picture inside this book is of the same cat but from a different perspective. We see the cat from the perspective of the fox (who saw a fat cat), we see the fish’s perspective (who saw blurry, huge cat), we see the mouse’s perspective (who saw an intense cat in bold red and black coloring), we see the bee’s perspective (who saw a multi-colored dotted cat) and there are many other animals who witnessed the cat and we see their perspective on the cat through their eyes. No one really sees the cat the same way. It is quite interesting and entertaining to witness what they see. This is educational and this book could be used as a learning tool. There is not a lot of text inside the book and some of the text was repeated. I thought it was fascinating, artsy and provided a good twist.