Monday, May 17, 2010

Cat the Cat Who is THAT? by Mo Willems


So who has been waiting for Mo's work to reach our youngest readers? Mo for totz? ME! And the day is here!

Balzer & Bray, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishing, has published a Cat the Cat series for newborns to age 5. Larger than a traditional board book, the works have extra thick pages and simple, large text.

readertotz can begin to recognize characters, friends of Cat the Cat. While early readers will begin to sound out and sightread repeated phrases. Everyone will enjoy Mo's humor and the encouragement to reach out and make new friends.

You'll recognize Mo's illustrations with a varied black outline and flat color spaces. The palate is subdued a few values but maintains vibrancy.

Enjoy Cat the Cat Who is That? with me. Your totz will love it. Then look for others in the series!

Blarggie, blarggie!

Watch an interview here! "Just because you are very young doesn't mean you don't have a sense of humor."

Cat the Cat Who is THAT?
by Mo Willems
Balzer & Bray, 2010


Annette W. said...

I had not heard of Mo before. Thanks! And thank you for linking up at Winning Readings today!

Joan Holub said...

I love Mo!!! So incredibly talented. Thanks for sharing this one.

And we're excited to be linked to Winning Readings, Annette!

~ Joan

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Mo is made of awesome. A genius, I'm sure.

Joan Holub said...

Anyone who can write a cool, funny book about a naked mole rat is okay in my book!

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed
by Mo Willems (Hyperion)