One moon, two cats /

by Godwin, Laura; Tanaka, Yoko [ill.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Atheneum Books for Young Readers, c2011Edition: 1st ed.Description: [26] p. : col. ill. ; 27 x 29 cm.ISBN: 9781442412026; 144241202X.Other title: 1 moon, 2 cats.Subject(s): Cats -- Juvenile fiction | City and town life -- Juvenile fiction | Country life -- Juvenile fiction | Stories in rhyme | Picture books for childrenSummary: Two cats, one in the city and one in the country, chase mice before going to sleep.
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One moon.<br> Two cats<br> are not asleep.<br> <br> Across a great distance, but under the light of the same moon, a city cat and a country cat pounce and play, crouch and leap in a rollicking nighttime adventure. When morning comes, they are both back in their respective homes and finally, turn in to sleep.

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Kirkus Review, June 2011

Two cats, one in the city and one in the country, chase mice before going to sleep.


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Horn Book Review

Though its cover sports the eponymous cats arrayed yin-yang fashion to form a moon in a starry sky, the two never actually meet inside the book. They may seem to, on certain background-free pages; most spreads, however, differentiate the white cat's home in town from the striped one's country setting: a farmyard contrasts with a busy street, cobblestones with grass. Still, that moon prompts parallel wakeful behavior: both walk on rails (a fence, a rooftop) and stalk mice. A panoramic scene almost brings them together on a bridge, but it's not to be -- a clap of thunder sends both cats (and mice) scurrying home to snooze at daybreak. This twist on the familiar is enlivened by Godwin's succinct verse ("Cats' eyes gleam, / cats blink twice, / cats get ready, / cats smell... / mice!") and by acrylic art in which Tanaka captures the serene and agile feline grace. The cats' alert focus contrasts nicely with a quiet setting that resembles a classic French town in a rather formal countryside. A pleasing bedtime adventure that could also engage small groups. joanna rudge long (c) Copyright 2011. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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