The Resource Cat eyes, Laura Lee

Cat eyes, Laura Lee

Label
Cat eyes
Title
Cat eyes
Statement of responsibility
Laura Lee
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In a world filled with many wonderful things, Miki only sees cats. Until one seemingly unspectacular day, something special arrives. Miki's imagination leads her to seeing cats where ever she goes all the while believing that her parents don't notice her obsession. Readers will enjoy following Miki as she goes throughout her day finding cats in the park, in the classroom, and even at the dinner table
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Review
  • Miki loves cats so much that she “only sees cats” through her red cat-eye glasses. At first, this kitty ubiquity tracks with reality: on a city block, it seems plausible that there would be cats in most every window (even if one does seem to be dancing on its hind legs to a saxophone’s tune). But readers will soon realize that Miki is in feline overdrive year-round. In the fall, she sees cats everywhere in her classroom: they’re by the desks and in the cubbies, they’re perusing the class library and cutting out paper cat heads. Surely such a powerful imagination could will a pet cat into existence? The spreads offer a luxurious sense of space and detail as befits a magnificent obsession: debut author Lee has a fine, deadpan ink line, which she fills in with delicate touches of color that pop on the bright white pages. The minimal, descriptive text is quickly read, the better for readers to scour the pages for cats blithely doing improbable things: running a hot dog stand at the neighborhood pool, busking in the subway, appearing in a mashed potato masterpiece. Ages 5–7. (Oct.)
			 --Staff (Reviewed 08/27/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 35, p)
  • No one else seems to notice them, but Miki, a little girl, sees cats everywhere she looks. Cat lovers will delight in Miki's imaginative feline world, in which oversized, detailed illustrations of scenes bustling with activity are filled with adorable little cats lounging about, playing, and going about their days. Created using pen outlines and digital color, each spread depicts scenes from seasons throughout the year, including a subway station on a rainy spring day, poolside during the summer, and trick-or-treating. Readers will find something new and delightful with each read, but sharp-eyed searchers who want to locate a particular and important cat in each illustration may be disappointed with a number of pages where that cat is absent. Debut author/illustrator Lee has a charming style reminiscent of graphic-novel artwork that lends itself more to minutiae than to large figures, so seek-and-find enthusiasts may also be disappointed as the illustrations become less dense and engaging when the simple plot takes over near the conclusion of the book. The wonderful surprise that Miki's parents bring home, however, is worth it. Miki, her mother, and her father all have pale skin and straight black hair. A visually captivating read for anyone who has always wanted cats to literally be everywhere. (Picture book. 4-8) (Kirkus Reviews, July 15, 2018)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10734069
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lee, Laura
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Cats
Target audience
preschool
Label
Cat eyes, Laura Lee
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1020032820
Dimensions
26 x 30 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780999024942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1020032820
Label
Cat eyes, Laura Lee
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1020032820
Dimensions
26 x 30 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780999024942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1020032820

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