The Resource There are cats in this book, Viviane Schwarz

There are cats in this book, Viviane Schwarz

Label
There are cats in this book
Title
There are cats in this book
Statement of responsibility
Viviane Schwarz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The reader is invited to lift the flaps and follow the cats as they play with yarn, boxes, pillows, and fish
Writing style
Review
  • PreS-Gr 1— Through a series of instructive lift-the-flap pages, children meet Tiny, Andre, and Moonpie, three colorful and friendly moggies that want to play with yarn, and boxes, and readers. Each turn of the page is celebrated by the cats as it reveals not only what lies ahead, but even the option of going back a page when the appeal of yarn is almost too much to relinquish. The book finishes with an invitation to come back another day, which is no doubt the wish of any cat, or book—to be revisited and adored again and again. The artwork, like the story, is simple yet effective—bold, primary colors are set against white space with elements of collage thrown in to provide texture and a sense of reality. This book joins Mélanie Watt's Chester (Kids Can) and Peter Catalonatto's Ivan the Terrier (S & S, both 2007) as picture books that are not so much reading experiences as explorations of how a book is a creative, interactive tool. Buy in duplicate, because these kitties will get a lot of attention.—Kara Schaff Dean, Walpole Public Library, MA --Kara Schaff Dean (Reviewed December 1, 2008) (School Library Journal, vol 54, issue 12, p102)
  • /* Starred Review */ Interactive pages colored with ink, paint and photo collage invite readers to revel in what felines already know: that the mere existence of cats is cause for festivity. Schwarz (The Adventures of a Nose ) sets a jokester mood from the get-go, from the partial jacket, which lets cats peep out at readers, to text that begins on endpapers (“The cats aren't on this page”). Flaps, the first of them multi-layered and cat-shaped, and die-cut pages capture the essence of play. The “very friendly” Tiny, Moonpie and André, each a different primary color, entice the audience with dialogue balloons: “Hello. Who are you ?... Are you nice ?... You look nice.” The felines plunge with wild abandon into a tableau of sumptuous yarn and later demand release from exotically decorated lift-the-flap boxes. Elsewhere, flaps unveil a pillow fight in progress, as well as a sutured stuffed dog named Biff, and a mishap results in a “tidal wave” of rogue fish, bewildered foils to their cat counterparts. The whirlwind of pure kinetic energy ensures that readers are wholly part of the impenitent kitty world and will be reluctant to say goodbye. Ages 3–up. (Nov.) --Staff (Reviewed September 29, 2008) (Publishers Weekly, vol 255, issue 39, p81)
  • Interactive flaps and a chatty, informal text in speech balloons ("Hello. Who are you?" / "Are you nice?" / "You look nice") invite readers to play with felines Tiny, Moonpie and Andr. The pages overflow with everything cats love: blankets to hide under, yarn to tangle and boxes for jumping into and out of. When a tidal wave of fish threatens to sweep the animals out of the book, the cats command the reader: "TURN…" / "THE" / "PAGE!" / "You did it! You saved us. Phew!" / "…Can you dry us, too?" / "Just blow on the page…" Sequential flaps—multiples overlap on many pages—make the game potentially endless, as readers are given permission to go back as well as forward. The eye-catching art features highly expressive cats in black line and red, yellow and blue watercolors, contrasting with collages depicting a knitted quilt, realistic fish, vibrantly patterned fabric, bright balls of yarn and highly decorated cardboard boxes. With a sense of immediacy and fun, this will provoke giggles and demands for numerous re-reads. A great choice for group sharing as well as one-on-one reader empowerment. (Lift-the-flap picture book. 2-5) (Kirkus Reviews, October 15, 2008)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
289667
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schwarz, Viviane
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Age 3 and up
LC call number
PZ7.S41145
LC item number
Th 2008
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Toy and movable books
  • Cats
  • Play
  • Toy and movable books
  • Toy and movable books
Target audience
preschool
Label
There are cats in this book, Viviane Schwarz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Cover title
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn192133704
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763639235
Lccn
2007052165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780763639235
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)192133704
Label
There are cats in this book, Viviane Schwarz
Publication
Note
Cover title
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn192133704
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780763639235
Lccn
2007052165
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780763639235
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)192133704

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