I Don't Want a Cool Cat by Emma Dodd
  

I Don't Want a Cool Cat

Written by Emma Dodd

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The search for the perfect cat is a delight. A little girl thinks of all the kinds of cats she doesn’t want – a ‘treat-me-like-a-fool’ cat or a ‘looking-for-a-fight' cat, for example. And then the kind she really does want – “I just want a purry cat./ A small, soft, furry cat.” Each kind of cat is deliciously illustrated and the simple rhyming text makes a perfect refrain.

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I Don't Want a Cool Cat by Emma Dodd

...children will love imagining what makes the perfect cat -- and what doesn't! With a bouncy, rhyming text that's perfect for reading aloud and witty, vibrant artwork from an award-winning, popular artist this exciting picture book will delight cat lovers young and old, and anyone who wants a pet or loves animals.

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I Don't Want a Cool Cat****Emma Dodd, Orchard, 32pp, 978 1 84616 950 2, GBP10.99 hbkThis is a delightful companion to Dodd's I Don't Want a Posh Dog, where again animals with attitude stalk, amble, prance, sprawl across her double-page spreads. The rhythmic rhyming text, brilliant for reading aloud, introduces a variety of unsuitable felines until eventually the little girl narrator finds a cat that she can call 'My own cat'!Dodd's characteristic line is strong, clearly outlining her subjects and allowing for an infill of colour ranging from muted to bright. While some pages are filled with the bulk of an over-fluffy cat other are allowed plenty of space to emphasise scale. There is lots to share and talk about in this picture book, whether in a classroom or on a one-to-one basis. Dodd is becoming known for her characterful animal creations and the cats on these pages are delightful additions to her menagerie. -- Books for Keeps The bouncing rhyming text makes this an ideal choice for reading aloud, and the humour of the illustrations will delight ailurophiles large or small. -- The Herald (Glasgow) 20090411

About the Author

Emma Dodd

Emma studied Graphic Design and Illustration at Saint Martin's College, London. Upon leaving she worked in advertising in London (clients included BMW) and Los Angeles (working for Pentagram New York and Weight Watchers).

She has also worked in animation and editorial - clients still include The Guardian newspaper. Emma is very much an outdoor person - she loves light and space and spends a lot of time sketching and drawing as well as walking Bart, her dog.

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Format

Paperback
32 pages

Author

Emma Dodd
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Publisher

Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books

Publication date

4th February 2010

ISBN

9781846169953

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