|Vincent comes home|
Author: Bagley, Jessixa
Home can take many forms as a seafaring cat discovers.
|Added Entry - Personal Name:||Bagley, Aaron|
Kirkus Reviews (12/15/17)
School Library Journal (02/01/18)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/03/18)
The Hornbook (00/03/18)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 02/01/2018 PreS-Gr 1—Victor, a well-traveled cat living aboard a cargo ship has seen the world. Though "his paws had never touched land," he has been to an impressive list of destinations such as Zanzibar, Greece, Norway, and Iceland. As the ship docks briefly in each locale to load or unload goods, Victor enjoys taking in the sights of a new city from afar. However, he longs to visit the one place the ship had not traveled: Home. Crew members speak fondly of going Home and missing it. Victor wants to see and experience Home for himself. One day, the ship pulls into port accompanied by cheers from the crew. Victor can hardly contain his excitement as he follows a crew member through the streets. To his confusion, it looks like every other place he has visited. As he roams the city streets and sees people and families spending time together, his understanding of Home changes. Using rich shades of primary colors, images of the ship, seaside and various city landscapes awaken this delightful story of discovery. VERDICT A sweet and tender exploration of the meaning of home. A fine read-aloud to share one-on-one and with a small group.—Maegen Rose, Collegiate School Library, New York City - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.