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 Only the cat saw
 Author: Wolff, Ashley

 Publisher:  Beach Lane Books (2020)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 27 cm

 BTSB No: 961260 ISBN: 9781481466929
 Ages: 1-5 Grades: K

 Night -- Fiction
 Cats -- Fiction
 Family life -- Fiction
 Country life -- Fiction

Price: $22.58

As Tessa and her family get ready to settle down for the night, the cat gets ready to explore and sees many things.

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (03/15/20)
   Booklist (05/15/20)

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Booklist - 05/15/2020 Ever wondered what a pet sees? In this reillustrated version of her 1988 original, author-illustrator Wolff shows the world from a new perspective as she invites readers to explore everyday life from a cat's point of view. In this story, the cat in question lives with a loving family of four on a farm. During suppertime, the family sees the meal setup while the cat sees the sheep outside the window. At nighttime, the family is preoccupied with bath time or storytime, while the cat is eager to venture outdoors. When everyone finally sleeps, there are more scenes that can't be missed. The illustrations, newly painted for this edition, depict a family of color in the warmth of their home. The text encourages readers to complete the sentence So only the cat saw . . . by filling in the blank with their observations. Add it to the roster of bedtime stories alongside Margaret Wise Brown and Jerry Pinkney's A Home in the Barn (2018). - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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