When a sly cat disappears on page one of this book, readers are invited to join Ned on his search among lively verse and zany pictures to count their way through the pages and solve the mystery of the missing cat.
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Mary Ann Hoberman is the author of more than twenty children's books, including You Read to Me, I'll Read to You. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Laura Huliska-Beith wrote and illustrated The Book of Bad Ideas. She lives in Kansas City, Missouri.From School Library Journal:
Grade 1-3-In this counting cum visual puzzle book, a green cat is missing, and children are invited to follow his trail through the numbers 1 to 28 as they search for him. In a style reminiscent of Maira Kalman's work, Hoberman and Huliska-Beith lead readers on a merry, but, occasionally, confusing chase. Not only are youngsters asked to find Pistachio (who is not actually in all of the pictures), but they must also find the numerals, and, in some cases, objects that reflect the number. For example, the page for number four has four four-leaf clovers, four footprints, window mullions that make the numeral four, wallpaper imprinted with shadowy fours, and a golfer yelling "four" as his ball takes four bounces into a bowl of four goldfish. A stylized octopus is irritatingly on page seven and has only seven (numbered) arms. The awkward rhyming text ("One day a long long time ago, A boy named Ned set out to look For his lost cat Pistachio. One day a long long time ago") sometimes offers clues to the cat's whereabouts, and sometimes doesn't. This book is a visual feast but it may frustrate children because of its inconsistencies and adult jokiness, both in text and illustration.
Dona Ratterree, New York City Public Schools
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Book Description Megan Tingley, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110316363286
Book Description Megan Tingley. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0316363286 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0099323