12.21.2010

Feline City: Black Cat

Black Cat (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books)Mom says:
At first I didn't like Black Cat by Christopher Myers but then I realized that was only because it was not what I'd come to expect from a children's picture book. It is not a sunny book in look or feel because the cat -- whom we follow through the streets of the city -- likes to wander in the gritty parts: underground, on fire escapes, through concrete playgrounds, etc. The illustrations are a marvelous collage of photographs and paint and I hope that people who don't live in urban areas will give it a chance because it ultimately is about a creature who has the freedom to go anywhere he wants.

Big Kid says: That cat gets around!
Little Kid says: Meow!

1 comment:

Yellow Brick Reads said...

Really like the look of this book. The cover illustration is quite brooding, definitely veering away from the safe zone of a lot of children's picture books. I've added a link to another review of a less cuddly animal character in case of interest http://yellowbrickreads.blogspot.com/2012/01/review-i-want-my-hat-back-by-jon.html?showComment=1326849017136#c2579386883239063645

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