“Spot the Cat”

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For “Here’s Waldo” fans, Henry Cole’s newest book will definitely be a winner.  In detailed pen and black ink drawings, the author weaves the story of Spot, a lost cat.

We see Spot and his owner lounging on a sofa in the living room.  The boy is deeply engaged in reading a book.  Spot, on the other hand, is gazing out the open window.  When he sees a bird on the sill, he jumps out and begins to pursue the bird.  We follow Spot through the town as he walks along busy streets, along a canal, through a park, passed a fire station, and through a train station.  In the mean time, the little boy realizes Spot is missing.  He searches the area and then puts up “Lost Cat” signs throughout the town.  Reluctantly, he returns home and there is Spot waiting for him outside the window.

9781481442251_p0_v1_s192x300.jpg  Looking at the full -page drawings trying to locate Spot is great fun.The reader can follow him as he wanders through the town.  Since there is no text, the reader can create the story of the wandering cat by examining each page.  Each reading can create a different version of the story as the drawings are so detailed.  Geared toward children ages 4-8, older children will enjoy this book as well.

 

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