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From a remarkable new talent, here is the story of Dinah, a sheltered (and overfed) cat who escapes to have an adventure in the outside world. After being mistaken for a watermelon, a sheep, and a raccoon, Dinah finally recovers her identity as a beloved pet. Hilarious pictures complement the tongue-in-cheek text in this fresh, original picture book about family, belonging, and the meaning of home.
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Kae Nishimura is the author and illustrator of DINAH! A CAT ADVENTURE and I AM DODO. For BUNNY LUNE, she drew inspiration from her childhood in Aichi, Japan, and from the funny and unusual things that often occur on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, where she now lives.From School Library Journal:
Kindergarten-Grade 2-In this amusing picture-book debut, a plump cat accidentally embarks on a journey of self-discovery. As the various members of Dinah's family secretly feed her treats, they call her "princess," "baby," and "friend." Never having been outside, the pampered pet doesn't even realize that she is a cat. One day, when she is looking at the world beyond her open window, she falls out and rolls over the rooftops to the street. Unhurt, but lost and confused, she tries to find her way home. The strangers she encounters mistake her for a raccoon, a watermelon, and a tiger. As night falls, Dinah is chased by a dog that tells her, "You look very different from the cats I know, but you are a cat." At last, she hears familiar voices calling "Dinah," finally realizes that that is her name, and returns home with her loving owners, who know exactly who she is. Comical, cleverly executed watercolors illustrate the lighthearted story and effectively convey poor Dinah's plight. This book explores universal themes that include appreciating the security of a loving home, defining personal identity, and finding a place where you belong.-Linda L. Walkins, Mount Saint Joseph Academy, Brighton, MA
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Book Description Clarion Books, 2004. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0618336125
Book Description Clarion Books, 2004. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0618336125