Cat on the Bus (Hardcover)

By Aram Kim

Holiday House, 9780823436477, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 30, 2016

List Price: 16.95*
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This nearly wordless book uses onomatopoeia and striking, bold illustrations to tell the story of a vulnerable stray cat in search of food, shelter and love. A cat enters a grocery store in search of food, but the proprietor shoos her away. A bus approaches offering shelter, but the large-handed, scary-faced driver shouts SCRAM! When another bus approaches, the cat runs in with a WHOOSH and meets a grandfatherly gentleman who changes the cat's circumstances forever. Young children will empathize with strong emotional content--hunger, loneliness, rejection; then contentment and joy--revealed through the expressive rendering of the characters. Powerful visual storytelling, perfect for toddlers and preschoolers.

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.