Cool cat /

by Hogrogian, Nonny.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2009Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 20 x 25 cm.ISBN: 9781596434295 :; 1596434295.Title notes: $17.99 2/20/2010 (hm)Subject(s): Cats -- Juvenile fiction | Cats -- Fiction | Stories without words | Picture booksSummary: Cool Cat's neighborhood isn't so cool. It's barren and brown, littered with rusty cans and broken bottles. No problem. With an old paint box, a troop of helpful animals, and lots of imagination, Cool Cat turns the world around him into a Rousseau-style masterpiece. An enchanting story of resourcefulness and positive thinking.
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<p>Cool Cat's neighborhood isn't so cool. It's barren and brown, littered with rusty cans and broken bottles. No problem. With an old paint box, a troop of helpful animals, and lots of imagination, Cool Cat turns the world around him into a Rousseau-style masterpiece. An enchanting story of resourcefulness and positive thinking, COOL CAT shows how working together can make miracles.</p>

$17.99 2/20/2010 (hm)

"A Neal Porter book."

Cool Cat's neighborhood isn't so cool. It's barren and brown, littered with rusty cans and broken bottles. No problem. With an old paint box, a troop of helpful animals, and lots of imagination, Cool Cat turns the world around him into a Rousseau-style masterpiece. An enchanting story of resourcefulness and positive thinking.

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Horn Book Review

Long absent from the children's book scene, Hogrogian (One Fine Day) steps softly back into the field with a quiet and thought-provoking wordless book. As a black-and-white cat walks through a harsh brown landscape dotted with rocks and litter, a wooden paint box gives her the chance to beautify the world, with help from other animals. One by one, mouse, rabbit, and squirrel join in to help the cat paint green grass, flowers, and water, while birds pick up painters' cloths and fly back and forth, cleaning the sky to a bright blue. Periodically, the cat slumps on a rock, looking exhausted, only to renew its commitment and continue working. Finally, the landscape transformed, the animals return their paintbrushes and dance together while the cat walks away to find a peaceful spot for a well-deserved nap. Hogrogian's pencil and watercolor art may look simpler and less energetic than that in her books of thirty years ago, but her characters are just as appealing, with the same dignified and mysterious introspection that distinguished her best work. Readers will no doubt decide for themselves just what the story means. Clearly it's about making the world better, about perseverance, and about collaboration, but it's hard to ignore this cat as the representation of a picture book artist, working with others to create books that leave the world more beautiful. From HORN BOOK, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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