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Author: Yuly, Toni
Kitten doesn't want to take a nap while Cat, who loves to nap, searches for a resting place away from Kitten in this book about opposites.
Kirkus Reviews (10/15/15)
School Library Journal (12/01/15)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 12/01/2015 PreS-K—It is noon, and Cat is ready for her nap. Unfortunately, Kitten is ready to play. When Kitten suggests a game of hide-and-seek, Cat reluctantly agrees and hides in a variety of spots around the home, but Kitten always finds him. Near the end of the book, Yuly adds a twist and asks readers to find Cat hiding on the page. Cat finally decides he is too tired to play and declares the game over. He saunters off to enjoy his long-awaited nap far away from Kitten…or so he thinks. Young readers will giggle with delight when they turn the page to discover Kitten fast asleep in Cat's bed! Yuly's humorous story embeds various opposites organically through the tale, especially in the hiding places Cat chooses. Using a minimalist approach, the simple shapes and limited palette of bold colors that contrast against the solid backgrounds will appeal to the youngest of readers. Facial expressions add depth and humor to the story line, allowing text to be sparse—perfect for the intended audience. As an extra bonus, slightly older readers will enjoy finding the little mouse hidden on each page. VERDICT Perfect for an interactive storytime and an introduction to opposites.—Beth Parmer, New Albany Elementary Library, OH - Copyright 2015 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Booklist - 12/01/2015 This tale about a cat who wants to take a nap and a kitten who wants to play is an engaging way to teach opposites. It’s naptime, and Cat and Kitten have different ideas of how to spend it. Each one peers through a goldfish bowl on adjoining pages: Cat’s eyes are closed, but Kitten is curious and wide-awake. Kitten wants to play hide-and-seek! Part of the comedy throughout is the desperate lengths Cat goes to in finding a perfect hiding spot. Cat goes high (on top of the bookcase) and low (under the bed). Cat tries the dark (under the basement stairs), but Kitten turns on the light. Cat hides indoors and out, each spot pounced on by Kitten. Heavily lined illustrations in bold colors emphasize shapes and the simple concepts highlighted by the story. The hide-and-seek framework, with Cat well camouflaged in a number of places, involves readers in the game. Readers of this will also like Yuly’s Early Bird (2014). - Copyright 2015 Booklist.