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Forty-three children's book illustrators celebrate the lovable, enigmatic, and mischievous cat, in a collection of stories that includes the writings of such artists as Lane Smith, Edward Gorey, Audrey Wood, Janell Cannon, and Peter Sis.
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Kindergarten-Grade 5?Pause a moment to enjoy this potpourri of cat tales, poems, anecdotes, fantasies, and artwork. Similar in format and design to Rosen's Speak! (Harcourt, 1993), this title features 43 children's book illustrators, each of whom takes a page to showcase their widely different talents and relate their favorite feline encounters. The result is a book that's varied in style and tone. Janell Cannon's cat Vincent "works as an excellent thermometer." Victoria Chess can't speak of her current pets without remembering those who preceded them: "They overlap like the seasons." Vladimir Radunsky introduces Fedora, who perches contentedly on a bald man's head. Nancy Willard writes an ode to her six-toed cat, Thumbs, and Robert Sabuda falls victim to Tammy and Reba's need for "The Perpetual Nap." Ranging from the heroic to the humorous, these vignettes will appeal to feline fanatics young and old. Animal lovers will also like to know that profits from this book support animal welfare agencies throughout the country.?Joy Fleishhacker, New York Public Library
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Ages 7 and up. Although a dog owner himself, editor, illustrator, and animal lover Rosen sees no conflict in championing cats, as he and 40 plus illustrators do in this companion to Speak! (1993), a brag book about dogs. There are a few memorable snippets of text, among them a nice poem by Nancy Willard, but, as in the previous book, the text is simple and rather nostalgic, consisting mostly of plain-spoken tributes to beloved felines. It's the art that grabs attention, and the oversize format allows plenty of room for expression. There are large, full-color paintings, black-and-white thumbnail sketches, and even cartoon strips--all devoted to feline posturings and posings, moods and habits. The pictures, by such luminaries as Janet Stevens, Steven Kellogg, Audrey Wood, and Diane Stanley, will certainly attract the picture-book set and middle-graders, but it will likely be adult cat fanciers (and art students) who appreciate the book most. Profits go to The Company of Animals, an organization that offers grants to animal welfare agencies. Stephanie Zvirin
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