Chicken and Cat /

by Varon, Sara.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Scholastic Press, 2006Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : all col. ill. ; 21 x 27 cm.ISBN: 0439634067:.Title notes: $16.99 5/5/2007Subject(s): City and town life -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile Fiction | Cats -- Juvenile Fiction | Chickens -- Juvenile Fiction | New York (N.Y.) -- Juvenile Fiction | Stories without wordsSummary: When Cat feels sad about living in the hustle and bustle of the city, Chicken finds colorful ways to make Cat feel better.
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Cat comes to the big city to stay with best friend, Chicken. The city is exciting (and there's so much to do!) but after a while Cat pines for the country with its trees and bright colours. Chicken takes Cat on fun adventures but Cat remains blue. How can Chicken make the city a brighter and happier place for Cat to live in? When Cat gets the idea to plant a garden in an empty lot, the city blooms, and so does Chicken and Cat's friendship.

$16.99 5/5/2007

When Cat feels sad about living in the hustle and bustle of the city, Chicken finds colorful ways to make Cat feel better.

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Horn Book Review

(Primary) When Cat visits Chicken in the city, Chicken shows the newcomer some of the local color. The two friends enjoy bike rides and ice cream in the park and taking the F-train to the beach at Coney Island, but when it's time to go back to Chicken's drab apartment, surrounded by uninspiring gray urban blight, Cat is depressed. Comic-book artist Varon brings a hip, droll sensibility to this wordless picture book that, mindful of the intended audience, never leans too far into graphic sophistication. The endearing, wide-eyed animal and human characters pedal and stroll companionably through the cityscape, which, despite Cat's initial discontent, has its own neighborhood-y appeal. The tepid story line is ultimately predictable (Cat and Chicken plant a garden to spruce up the view from Chicken's apartment), but there are enough witty moments in the cleanly rendered digital and ink art to make the experience of ""reading"" the book satisfying. And speaking of satisfying, the double-page spread showing Chicken and Cat relaxing in their well-tended, gorgeously colorful garden plot is ample reward for readers and characters alike. (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. All rights reserved.

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