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How to Be A Cat

McClure, Nikki (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
How to Be A Cat
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Cut-paper illustrations and single words of text show a kitten's attempts to imitate an adult cat's mastery of such skills as stretching and stalking.
Authors: McClure, Nikki
Statement of Responsibility: Nikki McClure
Title: How to be a cat
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2013
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 22 x 28 cm.
Summary: Cut-paper illustrations and single words of text show a kitten's attempts to imitate an adult cat's mastery of such skills as stretching and stalking.
Subject Headings: Cats Fiction Animals Infancy Fiction
Topical Term: Cats
Animals
LCCN: 2012021633
ISBN: 9781419705281
1419705288
Branch Call Number: J PIC M
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Comment by: nypl_morningside_heights Sep 24, 2014

A beautifully illustrated book of cat behaviors. Fun to read with toodlers but have you cat actions worked out ahead of time as they want to try the benaviors.


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Sep 24, 2014
  • nypl_morningside_heights rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

A beautifully illustrated book of cat behaviors. Fun to read with toodlers but have you cat actions worked out ahead of time as they want to try the benaviors.

In this beautifully simple and visually striking book, a tiny kitten observes an adult cat to learn how to stretch, clean, listen, hunt, pounce, and feast, as well as other essential cat behaviours. The spare, dynamic cut-paper illustrations "miraculously evoke the frisky, fluid physicality of feline movement" (Kirkus Reviews), and the playful kitten's eagerness to learn will resonate with children and invite repeat readings. With just a single word per page, How to Be a Cat is a great pick for beginning readers, but will delight readers of all ages.

Picture books newsletter June 2013.

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