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Inside Cat

Written by Brendan Wenzel

Illustrated by Brendan Wenzel

Key Stage 1 Animal Stories Humorous Poetry

LoveReading View on Inside Cat

Clever, intriguing story from an award-winning author, perfectly told and illustrated

‘Inside Cat knows many windows, finds a view wherever it goes’. A busy mess of scribbled lines and big wide eyes, Inside Cat wonders, wanders, gazes through those many windows, all different shapes, out into the world outside. In contrast to the pale almost ghostly depictions of the interior, that outside world is vivid and colourful and full of intriguing sights, including ‘fluffy rats’ (or squirrels to you and me) and ‘roaring flies (a helicopter). Inside Cat thinks it knows all there is to know about the world outside, but a turn of the final page and wow! is it in for a surprise! Told in rhythmic, lilting rhyme, and exploring ideas of shape and perspective, this clever, superbly illustrated story is also a wonderful celebration of the imagination.

Andrea Reece

Inside Cat Synopsis

The newest story from the New York Times bestselling author/illustrator Brendan Wenzel is a funny and wise celebration of observation, curiosity, and indoor life.

Inside Cat is just that: an inside cat. But while the cat's life is bound by the walls of an unusual house, it's far from dull. As the cat wanders, wonders, stares, and snacks, roaming from room to room and place to place, both cat and reader discover worlds and sensations beyond what's right in front of them. And just when Inside Cat is sure it knows everything, another surprise awaits!

Fresh, funny, and wise, Inside Cat is a feast for the eyes and the imagination.

A BOOK THAT ENCOURAGES IMAGINATIVE THINKING: All of Brendan Wenzel's books play with observation, perception, and the imagination. Readers will see how the cat's imagination grows as it explores its building and will be inspired to make their own imaginative journeys.

A BOOK THAT ENCOURAGES OBSERVATION: There are many details in this book, from the decorations in the different rooms to the animals that appear. Readers will enjoy seeing how these details affect the cat, and will flip pages back and forth to see how the cat has incorporated these details into its thinking.

A BOOK THAT MAKES THE MOST OF THE INDOORS: The cat's world is inside a building, and it enjoys every aspect of being inside. The book sends a positive message about playing inside that parents will appreciate.

GREAT TO READ ALOUD: The rhythmic narrative and refrains are catchy and fun to read out loud and invite audience participation.

BELOVED AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR: Brendan is a bestselling Caldecott Honor-winning artist and a sought-after speaker at schools and libraries. His books They All Saw a Cat, Hello Hello, and A Stone Sat Still have received multiple starred reviews, state awards, and are family and classroom favorites.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781452173191
Publication date: 14th October 2021
Author: Brendan Wenzel
Illustrator: Brendan Wenzel
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 40 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: Animal Stories, Humorous, Poetry

About Brendan Wenzel

Brendan Wenzel is an illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of the Pratt Institute, his work has appeared in animations, magazines and children’s books including Some Bugs and Some Pets authored by Angela DiTerlizzi. They All Saw a Cat is his debut as both author and illustrator.

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