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My Cat Looks Like My Dad

My Cat Looks Like My Dad

Picture Book - 2019
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"A narrator describes all the ways in which her cat and father are--or are not--alike. They both love milk (we see them with milk mustaches) and sardines (ew!). They both start their mornings with stretches (yoga routine) and their afternoons with naps. What starts out as a humorous series of comparisons and visual gags takes a more meaningful turn when we realize the narrator may not be much like her parents at all. In the end, the narrator proclaims, "My cat is like my dad. But me? I'm like my mom." We see the same blue eyes, the same poofy hair--and then two pairs of dancing feet, but one belongs to a bird! It turns out the narrator is a pet parrot that readers will have glimpsed in the earlier spreads. Family, writes Thao, is what you make it. This is Thao's first picture book with text. Illustrations will still be done in cut-paper collage"--
Publisher: Toronto, ON :, Owlkids Books,, [2019]
ISBN: 9781771473514
Branch Call Number: E FIC LAM
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm

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vpl_childrens Nov 30, 2020

PERFECT PRESENTS 2019: (Interest level: 3 years to gr.1) In this attractive and inventive book, the narrator describes the ways in which their cat is similar to their dad. From what they look like to how they pass their time, the two do indeed have a lot in common! Retro-coloured collage illustrations beautifully accompany the text and the twist at the end embraces the ideal that families come in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

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dompardell
Jan 14, 2020

If you’re looking to make a modern-kid / hipster book collection for your little, this one should definitely be on your list! Loved the retro illustrations and the cute plot twist at the end. This book offers a great message and is simple enough to read to my 5 month old while still keeping mom/dad entertained.

Lord_Vad3r Oct 18, 2019

I think it's awesome when pets and their people match.

I also think this book highlights a very important and forgotten aspect of relationships: they are what you make of them. You get out of them what you put in. Nobody is perfect. And that, too, is awesome.

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iloveseaotters
Oct 03, 2019

Really cute book with wonderful illustrations and an adorable storyline. It made me laugh more than once!

nataliems May 04, 2019

Such a fun read aloud! Amusing parallels between a man and his cat. I'd love to see a canine equivalent sequel!

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