Wednesday, April 4, 2018

"Cat Up, Cat Down" - a bookwrap


"Cat Up, Cat Down" 

Created by Catherine Hnatov

Ages:  5-6
Grade Level: PS+
Format:  Boardboard
Publisher: Star Bright Books (April 30, 2017)

Unwrapping some wonderful illustrations for you to enjoy

About the book

This delightful book will have children engaged from the cover to cover.  A pure white cat and an ebony black cat playfully interact and acquaint young kids with spacial concepts.

The two friendly felines interact together portraying opposites such as behind - in front, on-off, inside-outside, close-far apart, small-large, and under-over. The creative visuals greatly enrich these abstract concepts.

The illustrations are bold and colourful. The black cat and white cat stand out perfectly against the vibrant electric background.

This would be a perfect book to use with an ESL class or students that are new to the English language. I love the fact that it is formatted in board book style so toddlers will be comfortable reading it.  I am sure they will go back again and again to follow those kitties as they teach them about spatial relationships and new vocabulary describing space and distance.  I highly recommend this book. 

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!!!!!

About the author/illustrator

Catherine Hnatov is an artist and designer who lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, two children and a calico cat. Catherine's other titles include: Up and Down, Hip Hop, Yum Yum, and Valentino Finds a Home also published by Star Bright Books.

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