Saturday, March 5, 2016

Spot, the Cat by Henry Cole - ESSENTIAL

Cole, Henry Spot, the Cat, PICTUREBOOK. Simon and Schuster, 2016. $17.99. Content: G.  

Spot the Cat spends the day walking around the big city after he gets out of the window. The reader, like the cat’s owner, is tasked with finding him amid all of the things that are going on in the busy city.  

Each black and white pen and ink  illustration is perfectly crafted to make finding the small cat a challenge even for the grown-ups.  But there’s so many other things to see in the pictures, you don’t really mind looking around for the cat.  This wordless story is delightful, and children will spend a good deal of time looking at the illustrations.  It’s not as difficult as where’s Waldo, and once the cat is spotted, you wonder why you didn’t see it right away.  

Pre-K, EL - ESSENTIAL  Lisa Librarian

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