Monday, March 24, 2008

A Kitten Tale by Eric Rohmann

Click here to find this book in the Library Catalog! Illustrated by Eric Rohmann

Abstract: As four kittens who have never seen winter watch the seasons pass, three of them declare the reasons they will dislike snow when it arrives, while the fourth cannot wait to experience it for himself.

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.

8 comments:

diannaburt said...

A Kitten Tale by Eric Rohmann, caldecott winner Eric has done it again, as far as I'm concerned. Great expressions, subtle colors. Wonderful!

Teresa said...

I like this story a great deal as does my three-year-old son. The illustrations are lovely. In my experience, the majority of the kittens would have been like the fourth kitten.

Monica said...

I think Eric Rohmannn did a wonderful job with this book. The cover alone caught my attention right away. The bold linework works really well in depicting the four kittens and framing all the illustrations. And it's such a sweet story, both text and illustrations go very nicely together.

Anonymous said...

I agree. The expressions on the cats' faces are perfectly done. the spare use of line and color work together to convey what the text says plus a bit more. I bought two copies of this book when it first came out and gave one to my mother, a fellow cat lover who actually lives where it snows.

Anonymous said...

This is THE most perfect picture book of 2008-- simple, yet not simplistic; a story very young readers will not only understand, but take to heart; a story told visually, beautifully, gently. This is a story refined to it's most basic truth in the classic tradition of picture books. This is what Eric Rohmann does so well. He truly is a genius.

Mandy said...

This book is proof that less is more. The illustrations are simple yet beautiful, and they add so much to the story. The cats' faces don't have a lot of detail, yet their expressions are very real - amazing!

Heather said...

I can do nothing but agree with all of the positive comments here!

Anonymous said...

To me it's just another cutesy wootsey book, not "distinguished."
Sorry.