By Charles Ghigna, Illustrated by Kristi Bridgeman, Orca Book Publishers.
"Can you guess what cat is that?" There’s a purrrfect little carnival coming to town, filled with adorable cats of all different kinds! In this hint-and-reveal board book, babies, toddlers and cat-lovers alike will enjoy discovering (and guessing) what breed of cat is hiding on the next page. With playful rhyming text from award-winning author Charles Ghigna, aka Father Goose®, and beautiful illustrations by Kristi Bridgeman, this exuberant board book will have everyone guessing what cat is that! To order, contact the artist, the publisher www.orcabooks.com, or find it on Amazon.
Reviews "Best Books for Kids, Spring 2016" The Canadian Children's Book Centre
"From its alliterative title to the closing surprise, A Carnival of Cats is a fun, informative read. Highly Recommended." CM Magazine 2015-06-05
"Ghigna and Bridgeman offer a rhyming guessing game featuring 10 cats, set against the festive atmosphere of a carnival. Pennants, balloons, lanterns, and confetti adorn Bridgeman’s mixed-media illustrations, while readers can turn the pages to complete Ghigna’s playful rhymes...Cat lovers of any age should be delighted." Publishers Weekly 2015-08-03
"A charming pet tale...Beautiful illustrations are sure to enchant even the youngest reader. If you’re looking for a book that can be read, enjoyed, [and] chewed upon...A Carnival of Cats is sure to delight." January Magazine 2015-08-26
"This would be a great book to pair with a non-fiction book about cat breeds." Resource Links 2015-06-01
"The artwork, created with sepia ink, watercolor, and wax resist on paper, offers lovely, detailed pictures of all the felines frolicking about in carnival settings...No doubt preschoolers will enjoy learning about the various breeds of cat, but it's the whimsical illustrations that really make this one something to purr about." Kirkus Reviews, Starred 2015-10-14
"The illustrations are gorgeous." 49th Shelf blog 2015-10-29
"Ever since we received this book, Henry has wanted to read it every night...Each page features different appearances, names, and behaviors of cats. I was surprised at how much I learned! We’ve been practicing the different types of cats, so he will be better able to identify his feline friends. I’d highly recommend this board book. It is quite fun to read, and every night, I look forward to reading it...This book will be a wonderful read aloud in an early childhood classroom. There are opportunities for comparing and contrasting, rhyming, and cross-curricular elements by talking about different breeds of cats." Unleashing Readers blog 2015-12-11
For purchasing contact the artist, the publisher (www.orcabooks.com) or your local bookstore.