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Brendan Wenzel is an illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. A graduate of the Pratt Institute, his work has appeared in animations, magazines and children’s books including Some Bugs and Some Pets authored by Angela DiTerlizzi.
They All Saw a Cat is his debut as both author and illustrator.
One of our Books of the Year 2016 | October 2016 Book of the Month A stylized, colourful picture book that highlights the power of perception and will gently introduce young readers to the concept that we all see the world a little differently. It harnesses not only the visual but also touches on the effect of spatial awareness and emotions such as fear to show how it can influence what we see and our reactions. The bold, vivid illustrations work together with simple, rhythmic prose to provide plenty of opportunities for discussion with your young readers as they embark on a new journey of exploration alongside the cat. Each animal’s vision of the cat is informed by a combination of proximity, physiology and emotion, in a quietly brilliant demonstration of the power of perception. ~ Shelley Fallows
The brilliant follow-up to the Caldecott Honor-winning and New York Times bestselling picture book They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel! A Stone Sat Still tells the story of a seemingly ordinary rock-but to the animals that use it, it is a resting place, a kitchen, a safe haven...even an entire world. This is a gorgeous exploration of perspective, perception, and the passage of time, with an underlying environmental message that is timely and poignant. * Filled with stunning illustrations in cut paper, pencil, collage, and paint * Soothing rhythms invite reading aloud and bedtime snuggles * Introduces concepts like color, size, function, and time in a way that is easily understandable and teachable for children With a rhythmic, calming narrative about the stone and its place in the world-and the changing environment-A Stone Sat Still proves Brendan Wenzel's mastery of the picture book form. This modern children's classic will enchant readers in preschool and kindergarten, as well as the adults that read with them. * A wonderful gift for teachers, librarians, and educators who are looking to teach difficult concepts like perspective and perception * Perfect for parents and caregivers wanting to educate their kids about the environment, nature, and animals * Great for fans of I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, and The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, as well as Wenzel's previous books They All Saw a Cat and Hello Hello
Named a Best Children's Book of the Year by The Washington Post, Amazon, Working Mother and more: A new picture book from Brendan Wenzel, the New York Times bestselling and Caldecott Honor-winning author of They All Saw a Cat! Hello, Hello! is an interactive book for kids. Beginning with two cats, one black and one white, a chain of animals appears before the reader, linked together by at least one common trait. From simple colors and shapes to more complex and abstract associations, each unexpected encounter celebrates the magnificent diversity of our world-and ultimately paints a story of connection. Brendan Wenzel's joyous, rhythmic text and exuberant art encourage readers to delight in nature's infinite differences and to look for-and marvel at-its gorgeous similarities in this children's nature book. It all starts with a simple Hello.
They All Saw A Cat by Brendan Wenzel - New York Times bestseller and 2017 Caldecott Medal and Honor Book An ingenious idea, gorgeously realized. -Shelf Awareness, starred review Both simple and ingenious in concept, Wenzel's book feels like a game changer. -The Huffington Post The cat walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears, and paws . . . In this glorious celebration of observation, curiosity, and imagination, Brendan Wenzel shows us the many lives of one cat, and how perspective shapes what we see. When you see a cat, what do you see? If you and your child liked Ricky the Rock That Couldn't Roll, The Wonderful Things You Will Be, The Girl Who Drank the Moon, Finding Winnie, or Radiant Child - you'll love They All Saw A Cat. Additional categories include: Award Winning Picture Books Award Winning Childrens Books Kindergarten Level Books Preschool Reading Books