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Red Cat, Blue Cat
by Jenni Desmond

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Fur flies and feline friendships form as cats of different colors find that, with a little effort, they make a purr-fect blend Rising star Jenni Desmond's picture book debut was praised by the "New York Times" for "captivating drawings, a generous dose of humor, adept storytelling, and spot-on detail."  Read more...


 
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Overview

Fur flies and feline friendships form as cats of different colors find that, with a little effort, they make a purr-fect blend Rising star Jenni Desmond's picture book debut was praised by the "New York Times" for "captivating drawings, a generous dose of humor, adept storytelling, and spot-on detail."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781609052485
  • ISBN-10: 160905248X
  • Publisher: Blue Apple Books
  • Publish Date: September 2012
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 4-UP


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Issues - Friendship
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Cats

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2012-10-22
  • Reviewer: Staff

Themes of jealousy and identity intertwine in this cleverly designed book about two emotive cats—one with red stripes, the other splotchy blue—who are always fighting, but secretly admire each other's talents. Airy background scenes with precisely detailed household objects accompany naïf illustrations of the mutually envious felines. At least one tiny mouse can be found on each spread, and debut talent Desmond's often hilarious artwork expands on her understated prose with great success. First, the cats attempt to change their colors in order to be more like the other ("If I turn myself red, I will become fast and bouncy!" thinks Blue Cat, who gobbles strawberries, rose petals, and other red foods). Predictably, the cats become friends while accepting themselves for who they are, yet Desmond thwarts expectations with the late introduction of a talented new cat; endpapers stage a repeat of the two cats' attempts to change their colors, only this time with the desire to be yellow. With tongue-in-cheek humor, Desmond kneads at the complex emotions underlying friendships, without overemphasizing the message about appreciating oneself. Ages 4–up. Agent: The Bright Agency. (Sept.)

 
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