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The Cat Book

Written by Silvia Borando

Illustrated by Silvia Borando

Part of the Minibombo Series

Books for Babies and Toddlers Featured Books for 3+ readers

LoveReading View on The Cat Book

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


The Cat Book Synopsis

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!

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ISBN: 9781406367706
Publication date: 02/03/2017
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781406367706
Publication date: 2nd March 2017
Author: Silvia Borando
Illustrator: Silvia Borando
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers

About 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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