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The cat book, Silvia Borando

Label
The cat book
Title
The cat book
Statement of responsibility
Silvia Borando
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Say hello to your new cat. You can tickle his chin and hear him purr. But wait - was that a raindrop? Don't let him get wet! -- Page [4] of cover
Member of
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Review
  • PreS-Gr 1—Readers are invited to take care of pretend pets in these two interactive imports from Italy. Similar in format, both of these digitally illustrated, small-size volumes contain solid-colored renditions of the featured animal, outlined in thick black lines and set against clean white backdrops. In Cat, youngsters make the orange kitty purr "with a tickle under the chin," squish fleas with their fingertips, dry the cat off after a rainstorm, and make him spit out a captured bird by squeezing his cheeks. Dog asks readers to provide belly rubs, try a few basic commands, toss a little red ball, and tidy up the ochre pooch after a muddy misadventure. Imperative sentences are highlighted in a brighter color, and the results of each suggested action are reflected in text and image on the following spread, making readers feel that they are part of the story. The straightforward plotlines and simply rendered illustrations just might encourage kids to imagine, verbalize, and draw additional scenarios for these charismatic critters. VERDICT Appropriate for larger collections, these two fun, participatory picture books will be good practice for would-be pet owners.—Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journal --Joy Fleishhacker (Reviewed 03/01/2017) (School Library Journal, vol 63, issue 03, p100)
  • What's it like to own a pet?In this diminutive book that addresses readers directly, after picking a name for their new cat, readers turn the page to find him sleeping. "Who's that curled in a ball? / Hey, sleepy cat, it's time to get up! / Can you help wake him? / Call out his name / and then turn the page." Each double-page spread in this Italian import asks readers and listeners to interact with the kitty in the illustration; the directions that conclude each page of text are printed in green ink. After readers follow the instruction, they will see that the cat has woken up and is stretching, and that means he wants to be stroked gently. He purrs. What happens if you tickle him under his chin? He flops over and presents his belly…but wait! He has fleas; better squish them. He needs to be sheltered from rain and dried off if he gets wet anyway. Here Borando's happy orange puss, depicted in simple, thick-lined cartoons, fluffs up comically, looking like a smiling, orange Brillo pad with a tail. It certainly is a good virtual pet (though the toys and food on the opening endpapers show signs of hard loving on the closing endpapers). Puppy people can enjoy the canine version, The Dog Book, by Lorenzo Clerici, Borando's minibombo partner. Interactive fun best enjoyed one-on-one. (Picture book. 2-6)(Kirkus Reviews, February 1, 2017)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10558959
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Borando, Silvia
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 2-5
Language note
Translated from Italian
LC call number
PZ7.1.B6685
LC item number
Cat 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Minibombo
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cats
  • Picture books
  • Cats
  • Cats
  • Picture books
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The cat book, Silvia Borando
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • "First published in 2013 by minibombo, Italy as Il libro gato"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn955007577
Dimensions
18 x 21 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763694722
Lccn
2017935799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)955007577
Label
The cat book, Silvia Borando
Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • "First published in 2013 by minibombo, Italy as Il libro gato"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn955007577
Dimensions
18 x 21 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763694722
Lccn
2017935799
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)955007577

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