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This cat is short.  This cat is tall.
This cat feels fine.  This cat has a cold.
This cat is on the moon.  This cat is in a cage
This cat is here.   This cat is there.
This cat is big.  This cat is small.
This cat is scared.  This cat is bold.
This cat is young.  This cat reached old age.
This cat is dark.  This cat is fair.
Big Cat, Small Cat
By Ami Rubinger

Size: 10 3/4" x 8 1/8", 
Hardcover, 28 pages
15 full-color illustrations
Published 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7892-1029-6
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An interactive book about cats of all sizes, shapes and dispositions, Big Cat, Small Cat introduces children to rhyming and opposites in a fun and engaging way.

Age Range: 2-5-year-olds

"Israeli cartoonist and creator of childrens books Rubinger provides full-bleed, computer-generated landscapes in bold colors... this is a good addition to shelves of concept books." -- Kirkus Reviews

"This book about opposites introduces a quirky cast of bug-eyed cats... kids should enjoy filling (or shouting) in the answers." -- Publishers Weekly

"Whether used as a simple readaloud, a game, or an introduction to the concept of opposites, this should please many little ones." -- Booklist

"Using an ABCA rhyme scheme, the simple sentences may make this book useful as an early reader." -- School Library Journal

"The funny pictures and the fun of filling in the missing words will please little cat lovers while they practice learning a variety of concepts, such as feelings and sizes." -- Reading Today

Big Cat, Small Cat takes readers through a fantastical world of felines, where they will encounter many different pairs of cats—from good and bad to happy and sad. The book’s sing-song text leaves out the last word of each page, allowing little ones to chime in and complete the rhyme. Captivating, colorful illustrations provide clues for the words that have been left out. Introducing words like “dirty,” “clean,” “nice,” and “mean,” Big Cat, Small Cat teaches children about rhyming and opposites with a fun, fill-in-the-blank challenge that encourages participation.

The illustrations by accomplished illustrator and cartoonist Ami Rubinger are charming and unique, depicting a variety of humorous cats that will engage young and old readers alike. With its message of acceptance, Big Cat, Small Cat evokes compassion for animals and presents an important lesson in diversity: cats—like people—come in many different shapes, sizes, and personalities. Beyond its wide general appeal, this book will interest children who have pets and all animal lovers.

Ami Rubinger, born in Jerusalem in 1953, began his career illustrating for the daily newspaper HaAretz. He is currently an illustrator and cartoonist for the daily newspaper Yedioth-Achronot. Rubinger has written and illustrated over 15 books, including many children’s titles, and has won numerous awards for his work. He resides in Tel-Aviv.

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