The captivating prequel to the award-winning bestseller, Ginger. A little, hungry ginger cat lives on his own in a patch of weeds at the bottom of a garden, spending all day looking for food in dustbins and drinking from puddles ...until one day, the little cat comes back to find something - and someone - waiting for him.
Charlotte Voake is one of the most acclaimed contemporary children's book illustrators and has been shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award four times. She is the author-illustrator of Pizza Kittens (9780744598100), winner of the 2002 Smarties Book Prize Silver Award, and Hello Twins (9781406305234). She also illustrated the children's classic, Elsie Piddock Skips in Her Sleep (9781406314052) by Eleanor Farjeon. She lives in Woking, Surrey.From Booklist :
*Starred Review* PreS-K. In Ginger (1997), a little gray kitten enters a household and gradually wins the acceptance of the established cat, Ginger. This takes place some years earlier, when Ginger is a scrawny young cat who drinks from puddles, eats from trash cans, and lives in a patch of weeds. A little girl puts out food for him and encourages him to come into her home and live with her. Unused to people and houses, he nervously runs away, but little by little, the skittish cat comes creeping back, to the child's great joy. The simple, good-hearted story will touch children as they identify with both Ginger's tentativeness and the little girl's longing. Accomplished with a lively, almost scruffy line, the ink-and-watercolor artwork captures equally well the body language of both Ginger and the girl. Neophyte picture-book artists who cram the pages with saturated colors and busy details have a lot to learn from Voake's economical approach, which makes it easy for young children to sense the characters' emotions and to care about the story's outcome. A fine choice for reading aloud, this satisfying picture book has immediate eye appeal and a story that children will want to hear again. Carolyn Phelan
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Description du livre Walker Books Ltd, 2008. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P111406312703
Description du livre Walker Books Ltd, 2008. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX1406312703