They All Saw a Cat (Hardcover)

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By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
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This stellar illustrated debut has so many layers beyond its simple rhyming text. A child, a dog, a fish, a mouse, and various others all see the cat as it walks through the world. But what exactly does each of them see? The child sees a smiling striped feline wearing a red bell; the dog sees mostly the bell; the fish sees huge eyes; the mouse sees a toothy nightmare. Each one sees the cat from a unique perspective. A brilliant mix of artistic styles mirrors the idea of varying points of view in this clever look at observation.

— From Holly


They All Saw A Cat -- New York Times bestseller and 2017 Caldecott Medal and Honor Book

The cat walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears, and paws . . . In this glorious celebration of observation, curiosity, and imagination, Brendan Wenzel shows us the many lives of one cat, and how perspective shapes what we see. When you see a cat, what do you see?

If you and your child liked The Girl Who Drank the Moon, Finding Winnie, and Radiant Child -- you'll love They All Saw A Cat

  • "An ingenious idea, gorgeously realized." --Shelf Awareness, starred review
  • "Both simple and ingenious in concept, Wenzel's book feels like a game changer." --The Huffington Post

About the Author

Brendan Wenzel is an illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of the Pratt Institute, his work has appeared internationally in children's books, animations, and magazines. They All Saw a Cat is his debut as both author and illustrator.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781452150130
ISBN-10: 1452150133
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: August 30th, 2016
Pages: 44
Language: English