#blogbookaday: Cat Nap

1 Mar

25332037Summary:  “It’s naptime, and Cat is ready for Kitten to settle down. But Kitten has other ideas!

In this book filled with opposites (big and little, black and white, sleepy and awake) Toni Yuly proves once againas she did with Early Bird and Night Owl–that simple concepts come alive for the youngest readers through bold art and charming language.

Now available in board book format!”(Taken from Goodreads)

Review: This adorable little story of opposites is so much fun and parents will definitely commiserate with Cat as all they want is a nap, but Kitten wants to play… and play… and play! As Cat tries to find a quiet place for, well, a cat nap, Kitten keeps interrupting and soon Cat’s not sure if they’ll ever get a chance to sleep. With simple text and opposite words, this would make a great story for toddlers, especially a toddler storytime!

Personal Reaction: I loved the simple story and opposite words, but what I loved most were the simple illustrations with large blocks of color to make it easy for toddlers to follow along. Plus, looking for the little mouse in most of the illustrations will sure to occupy the kids for a long time if you’re reading this story one-on-one. Or, pair it with Max the Brave by Ed Vere (one of my favorites) for a fun cat storytime!

Title: Cat Nap
Author: Toni Yuly
Illustrator:  Toni Yuly
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: June 20, 2017

#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!


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