The Cat Book by Silvia Borando
  

The Cat Book

Written by Silvia Borando
Illustrated by Silvia Borando
Part of the Minibombo Series

3+ readers   Baby and Toddler   Picture Book Party   

RRP £8.99

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Walker Books’ new Minibombo range already has a reputation for stylish, contemporary picture books: in the cleverly conceived The Cat Book they could have created the nearest thing on a paper to owning a pet. First readers are invited to name their cat; next turn the page and there he is, curled up and asleep. Call out the name you’ve just given him, turn the page again and he’s awake. Readers are next instructed to stroke him, tickle his tummy, then squash his fleas. There’s lots involved in looking after a pet and by the end of the book cat and reader will be ready for a rest. The story plays with ideas of reader and author, and wittily celebrates the infinite possibilities of picture books. There’s a companion volume for dog lovers. ~ Andrea Reece

Synopsis

The Cat Book by Silvia Borando

I am a minibombo book: a little book buzzing with a big idea. If you have always wanted a pet, but your parents have never let you ...this is the book for you. Because, inside the pages of this book, your new cat awaits. Isn't he sweet? Just look at him twitch his tiny nose! As a pet-owner, it's your job to wake him up (call out his name), softly stroke his back (with your finger) and shelter him from the rain (your hand makes a great umbrella!). It's quite hard work - phew! - but it's so much fun.

From minibombo, the creators of The White Book and Black Cat, White Cat comes a playful picture book that cleverly encourages you to interact with the physicality of the page itself, and a book that will, with the help of your imagination, bring a purr-y, fluffy cat to life. Miaow!

Check out www.minibombo.com to find plenty of fun ideas for playing and creating inspired by this book!

Reviews

I am an enthusiast where the Minibombo series is concerned and these two are full of interactive fun. * Red Reading Hub * It's all great fun, and a great way to facilitate getting really immersed in a book. [...] The Cat Book will make a great alternative to a pet, if you've reached that stage - kids insisting on having a pet - this may buy you some time. * My Book Corner * I really love books about animals and these two are super cute. I think these are both fantastic books for anyone thinking about getting a pet. They're fun ways of showing children what having a pet may be like and what needs to happen to look after them properly. * Mehimthedogandthebaby.com *

About the Author

Silvia Borando

Silvia Borando graduated from the Politecnico di Milano with a degree in Communication Design and works as a visual designer for Studio TIWI, where she loves to explore her great passion for colour. She also heads up (and creates young, innovative and graphic books for) minibombo, an Italian children's publishing house. Other minibombo books include The White Book, Black Cat, White Cat, Open Up, Please!, Shapes, Reshape! and Shapes at Play. She lives between Trecate and Reggio Emilia in Italy, and her favourite animal is a hedgehog.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages

Author

Silvia Borando
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Author's Website

www.minibombo.com

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

2nd March 2017

ISBN

9781406367706

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