They All Saw a Cat - Brendan Wenzel

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?

What can I say? I think this book is absolutely marvellous. It's a truly stunning debut (yes, a debut!!!) I had no idea what to expect when I first saw the cover reveal earlier this year, and when I got my first glimpse at a Chronicle Books event, I was floored. 

Each spread utilizes a unique style of art and perspective in order to show the differences in how various other animals see the cat. Wenzel's illustrations and text encourage young readers to think more consciously about perspective and how differently things can be understood depending on context and underlying biases. This book is much more than it may appear on the surface!

Highly Recommended

(NOTE: This review is from an Advance Reading Copy - Out Aug. 30, 2016)


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