I See a Cat

by Paul Meisel

A round-eyed dog notes each animal he sees out the window or inside his house with... read more

A round-eyed dog notes each animal he sees out the window or inside his house with a simple declarative statement on each double-page spread of this picture book designed for beginning readers. “I see a cat … bird … fly … bee … ” The dog is often measured, at times clearly bored, all of this conveyed in the marvelous watercolor, acrylic, and pencil illustrations that emphasize the dog’s expressive eyes and body. The first time the dog sees a squirrel, after lazily observing a fly in the room, there is obvious excitement. Then the dog grows bored again, and can barely lift its head to look outside at the bee flying by. But with a turn of the page a squirrel appears again, and the dog is full of hilarious frenzy. Finally, a brown-skinned boy appears—more excitement!— and together they race through the yard. There is great accomplishment in reading the words, and great delight in reading the pictures. (Ages 3-6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2018

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