Big Cat (Paperback)Emma Lazell (author)
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The brilliant debut from a rising star of the picture book world, tipped as 'one to watch' by The Bookseller magazine.
Isobel's grandma has lost her glasses and she can't see a thing without them. While Isobel and Gran are in the garden searching for the specs, they come across a cat. A very big cat. A very big and friendly cat. The big cat moves in with them, much to the disgust of all gran's other cats. He might be good fun, but he takes up lots of space and eats every scrap of food. Eventually the new cat's mum and dad turn up, looking for their missing son. And they just happen to have found gran's glasses too. The tiger family are delighted to be reunited - and gran now sees that she's been sharing her house with... a tiger!
A heartwarming and surreal romp, packed with jokes and funny details and with an underlying message of acceptance. Emma's bright colours and brilliant characterisation gives the book the look of a classic from the 1970s or earlier, but with a very modern sense of humour and sensibility.
Publisher: Pavilion Books
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 181 g
Dimensions: 280 x 220 x 4 mm
'There is real energy and humour in newcomer Lazell's art.' -- Fiona Noble, * The Bookseller *
`A clever and gloriously offbeat picture book ... Lazell packs her warm and friendly story with comical detail ...With its Seventies retro feel, lavish illustration, surreal charm and subtle messages about the importance of acceptance, Big Cat will appeal to readers both young and old.' * Lancashire Evening Post *
`Children will love `pawing' over the vivid illustrations which gleefully capture the ensuing fun and chaos. A roaringly funny tale ...' * South Wales Evening Post *
'A modern-day classic with overtones of familiar stories Big Cat is a delight, easy to read, full of fabulous illustration and ideal for sharing with little ones - exactly as expected from a picture book! The book features hilarious text and brightly coloured illustrations that really bring the story to life, lifting it off the pages and guaranteeing you will laugh.' * Armadillo Magazine *
`Immediately took me back to my childhood.. hilarious... [a] delightful tale. Packed with fun, this is a gorgeous story, one to read over and over again.' * Parents in Touch *
'[A] zany intergenerational story.. With a messy, scatty illustrative style, busy chaotic scenes, and a wonderful chattiness in the text, there is a huge amount of fun to discover in this lively picture book... A Big amount of fun.' * Minerva Reads *
'Told through brilliant, larger-than-life illustrations and text, the chaos Big Cat causes comes leaping off the page... Sure to delight readers and be a favourite at bedtime, this is definitely one to have on the bookshelf.' * The Book Activist *
'Humorous and surreal' * Your Cat magazine *
`A classic in the making!' * LoveReading4Kids.co.uk *
`Emma Lazell's words work effortlessly with her artwork to create some wonderfully humorous scenes ... Big Cat is a charming picture book, which is fabulous for reading out loud. Reception class adored it!' * My Book Corner *
'A fun read for lovers of cats and Judith Kerr's iconic book.' * Juno magazine *
`This surreal romp is reminiscent of children's classic from the 1970s, with splendid humour and beautiful illustrations.' * Cambridge Edition magazine *
`A quick heart-warming read for the young ones, with bright illustrations.' * Creative Steps magazine *
'A captivating, fast-paced debut ... Big Cat is a chaotic & witty story, filled with humour. Immerse yourself in Emma Lazell's lively & vibrant illustrations and keep an eye out for Emma, we have a feeling she's going to make a real impact on the picture book scene.' * Picture Books Blogger *
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