From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 2-Beginning with Amanda's search for her missing cat, this rambling fantasy quickly becomes a leap into a world of flying cats; streams of milk; and mysterious, glowing eyes that shine in the dark. Childlike illustrations in various sizes are placed on brightly colored pages, enhancing their impact and appeal. Felines of different colors and sizes are depicted in widely different settings, from the alley cats of an urban wasteland to the purring kittens of a magical woodland. The text seems to have followed the creation of the artwork rather than vice versa, as it seeks to weave together the adventures of these animals. Like Dave Pilkey's When Cats Dream (Orchard, 1992) or Lane Smith's The Big Pets (Viking, 1991), this book will find a select audience who will appreciate the engaging illustrations and the glimpse into another, very different world.Lisa Dennis, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, PA
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Ages 3^-6. When her cat goes missing on a moonlit night, Amanda climbs out her bedroom window and enters a magical world filled with unusual cats. She travels through the city, into a starlit meadow, and into a forest, where at first she thinks she has found her beloved Tabby. She joins the cat and hundreds of others in a joyful dance but runs away once she discovers the cat isn't really hers. Little ones, especially pet owners, may find the story a bit upsetting, although Amanda is eventually reunited with her furry friend. The story is illustrated by the author's autistic savant brother, who, according to the jacket flap, studies art with a private teacher. At first glance, the paintings appear naive in style, but upon closer examination, they are both sophisticated and sensitive, thanks in great part to their line work and coloring. An imaginative tale that will appeal to cat lovers. Lauren Peterson