THEY ALL SAW A CAT BOOK REVIEW
They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel is a new picture book by Brendan Wenzel that will introduce kids to how different perspectives shape our world. How does a dog view a cat versus a mouse? How about a bird versus a flea? Wenzel does a fascinating job illustrating the different perspectives including perspectives that don’t rely on seeing an object but instead sensing it through vibrations. Very cool! Read on to see the full review.
I love picture books that are beautifully illustrated, have something new to add to conversations and open up those discussions to children. They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel takes us through the day of a cat and all the people or animals that would also see the cat. How does one view a cat? How do you view a cat?
Honestly, I see cats as a minor nuisance as we have plenty in the
The story is simple. A cat walks through the world and we are introduced to how each person or animal views the cat from their perspective.
First, the boy. The cat is lovingly wrapped around the boy’s leg.
There was one page I thought younger children might be scared a bit. It was how a mouse views a cat. Big fangs, claws, and yellow eyes. Older children should be ok.
This book would be an excellent addition to any library, classroom or home. I can just see the art projects already or the extension activities of having kids pick a different animal and have them create a new story. They All Saw A Cat is a pleasing new illustrated picture book.
*Disclosure: I was given a copy of this book from Raincoast Books in order to facilitate this review. I only post reviews of books I enjoy, my kids enjoy or I feel will be a good fit for my readers. All opinions are my own or those of my children. You can read my full disclosure policy here.
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