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Spot, the cat /

by Cole, Henry [author,].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Little Simon, 2016.Edition: First Little Simon hardcover edition.Description: 1 volume (unnumbered pages) : illustrations ; 26 cm.ISBN: 9781481442251; 1481442252.Subject(s): Cats -- Fiction | City and town life -- Fiction | Lost and found possessions -- Fiction | Stories without words | Cats -- Fiction | City and town life -- Fiction | Lost and found possessions -- Fiction | Stories without wordsSummary: In this wordless picture book, a cat named Spot ventures out an open window and through a city on a journey, while his owner tries to find him.
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Simple and stunning images tell the story of a cat named Spot as he weaves his way in and out of a city in this wordless picture book from award-winning author-illustrator Henry Cole.<br> <br> Through this gorgeous visual narrative, Henry Cole shows us a day in the life of a cat named Spot. Spot sneaks away from home by way of an open window to go on a wordless journey through the city. Follow Spot as he weaves through busy city streets, visits a farmers market, wanders into a park full of kite-flyers, and beyond. But while Spot is out on his adventure, his beloved boy owner is looking for him--seeming to just miss him every time. When all seems almost lost, Spot's story reminds us that there's always a way back home.<br> <br> With stunningly detailed black-and-white illustrations, readers will love following Spot on his adventure--along the way finding characters and objects that appear, disappear, and reappear--and cheering for the sweet reunion at the end.

In this wordless picture book, a cat named Spot ventures out an open window and through a city on a journey, while his owner tries to find him.

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Horn Book Review

This wordless, oversized, and, save for the cover and endpapers, solely black-and-white picture book follows a cat who escapes out of an open apartment window and subsequently explores its compact, attractive city -- all the while sought by its worried owner, a small, shock-headed boy. Each double-page spread is a marvel of (pen-and-ink crosshatched) detail, but this is no Wheres Waldo: the boy is practically invisible in his plain clothing and unremarkable appearance, and the cat, though it does feature a distinctive spot on its side, wanders a city with a fair number of semi-lookalikes. Viewers will need time and patience to find boy and cat on each spread. Fortunately, the locations (streetscapes, a park full of kites, a farmers market, a train station, a canal lined with fishermen, the steps of an art museum) are teeming with activity and interactions and objects of interest; the rewards of each page are greater than simply locating searcher and searchee. At books end Cole refocuses our attention on the boys distress at the loss of his cat, so that their ultimate reunion has an emotional impact. A paean, simultaneously, to the joys of city life, small adventures, and human/pet devotion. martha v. parravano (c) Copyright 2016. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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