Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cat Knit by Jacob Grant

I think I shall make a collection of picture books featuring knitting.

Wide-eyed Cat loves his new friend, Yarn. Together they play games and have wonderful adventures. But then Girl takes Yarn away and when he returns, he's different. Will Cat and Yarn ever be friends again?

The story itself is funny and clever, but the real genius lies in the melding of art and story, especially in Cat's expression. Cat's innocent enjoyment, sulking when his friend is gone, and outrage when Yarn returns in a different form will make readers and listeners giggle from beginning to end.

The simple, bold text could also double as an easy reader and this is a good choice for storytimes or reading alone.

Verdict: Hilarious, even if you don't knit or like cats. Recommended.

ISBN: 9781250051509; Published 2016 by Feiwel and Friends; Borrowed from another library in my consortium

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