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I Like Cats Hardcover – July 1, 2009

4.5 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews

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"Not just a picture book with illustrations to linger over; it serves as a showcase for folk artists ... this book is more of a mini-coffee table jewel than a quick read to be tossed aside by grubby (non-feline) paws. The text in verse ... is simply a caption to this array of beautifully rendered kitty characters." -- Time Out (New Delhi) July 2009

About the Author

Carrying on in the nonsense-verse tradition of Dr. Seuss, Edward Lear and Lewis Caroll, the witty and jubilant poetry-tales of Indian writer Anushka Ravishankar are internationally acclaimed, widely translated, and honoured with innumerable awards. Anushka has authored over 18 books. Gita Wolf has written more than seventeen books for children and adults. A highly original and creative voice in contemporary Indian publishing, she has pursued her interest in exploring and experimenting with the form of the book and its status as a revered cultural object. Many of her children's books have won major international awards.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Tara Books (July 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 8190675613
  • ISBN-13: 978-8190675611
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.5 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,979,953 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I'm in like mind with Deana from India. I'm a born and bred American who grew up with the standard disney fare but i'm lucky my parents were quite broad in the additional books and art they exposed us to. I think there are some parents who will not appreciate what this book has to offer but I think it's amazing and rare to get something so carefully edited and constructed that can expose our kids to a very different way of looking at cats!
There is a plethora of cheaply-made kids books that portray animals in a mundane, commercialized, cartoonish manner that limits our kids imagination. this book is expansive rather than constricting or scary for that matter. My daughter is going through her toddler "scared" phase and she loves this book. As an adult with many graphic designer friends, I am simply excited to find a book made this way - decisive, and so well-crafted. I've already bought a second to give as a gift!
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This is an absolutely beautiful book, and one of my 22 month-old son's favourites. Rather than frightening children, as another review implied, this contains images that spur their imaginations. The book contains very simple prose describing different 'types' of cats - 'sunny' cats, greedy cats, cats with jowls, etc., and the images that accompany the text are by tribal artists from different parts of India. We live in India and have a lot of Indian books but this is one of my favourite - along with just about anything published by Tara Press.
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This book is beautiful in every way -- the selections of papers, craftsmanship in the binding, and of course, the beautiful illustrations. My 1 year old daughter loves this book, and so do I. Even though the cats are not always represented in a way that makes them obviously cats, she always knows they are cats and says "kitty!" even at the most abstract interpretations of the feline.
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The book is very short but the illustrations, which reflect a range of artists and regional Indian artistic customs, are charming. I appreciated the information about the artists and styles that is provided in the back of the book. A great choice for children and adults who appreciate cats and art.
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