Cat on the Bus
Aram Kim (Author)
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DescriptionFollow a stray cat as she braves the snowy city streets to find a home in this nearly-wordless picture book. A calico cat with curious eyes cautiously approaches a grocery store. . . . only to be shooed away by the owner with a broom. She keeps wandering, and tries to climb on a city bus-- but the driver tells her to SCRAM! Disheartened, the cat huddles down as snow begins to fall-- until another bus pulls up, and the driver welcomes her aboard. And when an old man sits down beside her, the cat makes a friend for life-- and finally finds the home she's been searching for. A purr-fect pick for cat lovers, this heartwarming picture book features a simple text, heavy with onomatopoeia, and striking, bold illustrations that carry the story, depicting the charming cat's range of emotions. See how a simple act of kindness can change lives forever. Young readers will empathize with the strong emotional content--hunger, loneliness, and rejection, giving way to contentment and joy--and delight in the expressive illustrations.
July 30, 2016
8.3 X 0.3 X 10.2 inches | 0.7 pounds
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About the Author
Aram Kim is a New York-based illustrator who has received awards and recognition for her work in both the U.S. and South Korea, where she grew up. She holds a bachelor's degree in English literature from Yonsei University in Seoul and a master of fine arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York. Cat on the Bus is her first picture book.
"First-time author-illustrator Kim combines pastels and colored pencils digitally to create clean, spare illustrations. . . . The simple story comes to a very happy ending, with the clever closing endpapers showing human footprints alongside the paw prints."--Horn Book Magazine "This sweet, nearly wordless tale is likely to find an appreciative audience among cat lovers and children just beginning to sound words out on their own."--Kirkus Reviews "Kim makes a solid debut with this story of an endearingly dogged feline . . . the pictures do the heavy lifting, and Kim-- who works in generously scaled, clearly delineated shapes-- creates a sense of momentum through imaginative framing"--Publishers Weekly