I See Kitty
By Yasmine Surovec
(Roaring Brook Press, Hardcover, 9781596438620, 36pp.)
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
Other Editions of This Title: Board Book
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Love that Kitty! The most adorable picture book of the year invites the very youngest cat lovers to find Kitty in the world around them.
Chloe loves kitties. She wants a cat so much that she sees Kitty everywhere she goes: at the bus stop, in her backyard, in the starry night sky, even in her dreams. From debut children's book illustrator Yasmine Surovec comes a story so adorable that if you don't already love cats you will by the time you're done reading it. In the tradition of iconic preschool books like Where's Spot?, I See Kitty uses bright, bold artwork to appeal to very young readers and charm them for generations to come.
Yasmine Surovec loves kitties. She is the artist behind the popular comic blog and book Cat vs. Human. Originally from Manila, Philippines, she now divides her time between California and Arizona with her husband and their puppy and three kitties.
"Chloe herself seems inspired by the Hello Kitty aesthetic, with her black-dot eyes, red-line mouth and polka-dot hair bow. The cartoon drawings—just black outlines filled with matte colors—of supple, chubby felines capture the cats’ adorable qualities as they purr, exhibit their fluffy bellies and pink paws, and sniff with their “dainty little noses." . . . This bit of wish-fulfillment is, frankly, as irresistible as a kitty’s belly." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Beginning with colorful end pages of sweet kittens in all kinds of energetic poses, author-illustrator Surovec has created a celebration of kitty love." -- Booklist
"Large color illustrations in simple, rounded shapes outlined in black invite children in and present seek-and-find entertainment, while the short text with speech bubbles is the perfect length for the very young." -- School Library Journal