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!