Today’s cat is from one of my favourite picture books of all time: Lane Smith’s The Big Pets. As the title suggests, the pets in this book are large, and not just regular-large, they’re as big as houses! On some nights, the children and their animals go to special places to play. The cats head to the Milk-Pool or the Scratching Forest, or the place where the ‘Stringy Vines tease’. The dogs and their children frolic in the Bone Gardens; and in the Grassy Plains, the pet snakes roll and tumble.
And on some extra special nights, there is an entire milky way to play in …
I wasn’t feeling the prompt for this week’s Top Ten (book merchandise — 10 different kinds of Moomin merch would be rather boring, no?) so I’m doing my favourite wordless /nearly wordless picture books.
I’ve cheated and listed eleven books, but with Sunshine and Moonlight by Jan Omerod, you really can’t have one without the other.
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Girl.
Piper Paw from No Kiss for Mother by Tomi Ungerer.
Bonus picture from the same book — because it reminds me of the birds my cats catch and eat …
From Water Rolls, Water Rises, a picture book published by Lee & Low Books, written by Pat Mora and illustrated by Meilo So.
First published in The Star on 11th November, 2016
Sherman Alexie, the author of the hilarious and heart-wrenching award-winning young adult fiction novel The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian, has published his first picture book.
Illustrated by Yuyi Morales, Thunder Boy Jr tells the story of a young boy struggling to come to terms with his name. Thunder Boy has been named after his dad who is known as “Big Thunder”. Unfortunately, this makes the little boy “Little Thunder”, a nickname that he thinks sounds like a “burp or a fart”.Read More »