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.
Recommended for 2-5 year-olds
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.
"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