Jul 27, 2014

Have You Seen My Cat?

by Eric Carle

In his classic cut-paper collage style, Eric Carle introduces different cat species from around the world. The delivery method is simple and fun as well as instructive. A boy goes looking for his missing cat, and people of different cultures (identifiable by costume and background elements) point out various felines to him, from a fluffy persian cat to a wild bobcat, fierce tiger, black panther, african lion, speedy cheetah and so on. Each time the boy asserts: this is not my cat! In the end (looking exasperated) he asks a couple on a park bench and finds his own cat at last- with a nice surprise. We've borrowed this book from the library several times, my kid likes it so much.

Rating: 3/5      28 pages, 1987

3 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I love Carle's illustrations!

Jeane said...

Me too.

Jenny @ Reading the End said...

Awww. It looks adorable!