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Big Cat, Little Cat
by Elisha Cooper


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There was a cat
who lived alone.
Until the day
a new cat came . . .

And so a story of friendship begins, following two cats through their days, months, and years until one day, the older cat has to go. And he doesn t come back.

This is a poignant story, told in measured text and bold black-and-white illustrations about life and the act of moving on.  Read more...


 
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More About Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper
 
 
 
Overview

There was a cat
who lived alone.
Until the day
a new cat came . . .

And so a story of friendship begins, following two cats through their days, months, and years until one day, the older cat has to go. And he doesn t come back.

This is a poignant story, told in measured text and bold black-and-white illustrations about life and the act of moving on.

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Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781626723719
  • ISBN-10: 1626723710
  • Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
  • Publish Date: March 2017
  • Page Count: 40
  • Reading Level: Ages 3-6
  • Dimensions: 8.75 x 9.88 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.85 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Animals - Cats
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Death & Dying
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Family - Multigenerational

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-12-19
  • Reviewer: Staff

Like a Japanese brush painter, Cooper (8: An Animal Alphabet) uses bold, black lines to trace the outlines of a white cat; it roams through an apartment, playing with yarn and gazing at the bird feeder. Then a black kitten arrives, and the white cat shows it when to eat, when to drink, where to go, how to be. Big cat, little cat, Cooper writes as the two sleep embraced, their curves a rhythmic composition of black and white. The two grow ever closer until, with little warning, the white cat got older, and one day he had to go... and didnt come back. And that was hard. For everyone. The black cat is pictured alone on the page; the next spread pulls back to reveal its human family, all bereft. Even younger readers will understand their grief. But when a white kitten arrives, the story begins again: The cat showed the new cat what to do. When to eat, when to drink, where to go, how to be. With quiet grace, Cooper delivers the message that love persists through loss. Ages 36. Agent: Liz Darhansoff, Darhansoff & Verrill. (Mar.)

 
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