The newest story from the New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Brendan Wenzel is a funny and wise celebration of observation, curiosity, and indoor life.
From the endlessly inventive Caldecott Honor author/illustrator of They All Saw a Cat
comes a picture book that is playful, perceptive, and full of delights. Inside Cat is just that: an inside
cat. But while the cat's life is bound by the walls of an unusual house, it's far from dull. As the cat wanders, wonders, stares, and snacks, roaming from room to room and place to place, both cat and reader discover worlds and sensations beyond what's right in front of them. And just when Inside Cat is sure it knows everything, another surprise awaits! Fresh, funny, and wise, Inside Cat
is a feast for the eyes and the imagination.
A BOOK THAT ENCOURAGES IMAGINATIVE THINKING: All of Brendan Wenzel's books play with observation, perception, and the imagination. Readers will see how the cat's imagination grows as it explores its building and will be inspired to make their own imaginative journeys.
A BOOK THAT ENCOURAGES OBSERVATION: There are many details in this book, from the decorations in the different rooms to the animals that appear. Readers will enjoy seeing how these details affect the cat, and will flip pages back and forth to see how the cat has incorporated these details into its thinking.
A BOOK THAT MAKES THE MOST OF THE INDOORS: The cat's world is inside a building, and it enjoys every aspect of being inside. The book sends a positive message about playing inside that parents will appreciate.
GREAT TO READ ALOUD: The rhythmic narrative and refrains are catchy and fun to read out loud and invite audience participation.
BELOVED AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Brendan is a bestselling Caldecott Honor-winning artist and a sought-after speaker at schools and libraries. His books They All Saw a Cat, Hello Hello
, and A Stone Sat Still
have received multiple starred reviews, state awards, and are family and classroom favorites.
- Parents and grandparents
- Cat lovers
- Fans of Brendan Wenzel
9.31h x 11.37w x 0.40dISBN:
Ages 4-8Review Citation(s): Publishers Weekly
09/01/2021Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks
10/01/2021 - Book Of Special DistinctionSchool Library Journal
09/03/2021 pg. 1Booklist
09/15/2021 pg. 55Horn Book Magazine
11/01/2021 pg. 87
About the Author
Brendan Wenzel is a New York Times bestselling author and illustrator based in upstate New York. He has written and illustrated several books for children, including A Stone Sat Still, Hello Hello, and They All Saw A Cat, which was the recipient of a Caldecott Honor. He is also a proud collaborator with many groups working to protect and conserve wild places and creatures. You can find more of his work at Brendanwenzel.info.