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Cats' Night OutFrom two cats waltzing to twenty cats in a conga line dancing felines take to the streets the fire escapes and the rooftops in this charming concept picture book th. Cats that go out to dance at night I know I've seen this trope done before but it's hard to remember where I suppose The Alley Cat's Meow by Kathi Appelt is the best example Still considering how graceful and lithe cats tend to be you'd think it would be a common occurrence in your average picture book fare As it stands I think that Cats' Night Out by Caroline Stutson is a rare and wonderful little book and not just because it involves fancy dance felines This book has moves It pops and snaps and works in not just a couple of kitties tripping the light fantastic but also a storyline that counts by twos Add in an illustrator that hands down has created my favorite cat related images of 2010 and you've got yourself one of heckuva fancy feastFrom the alley music drifts Shadows sway to a trumpet riff Light dims as a sun sinks low between two buildings Into this twilight Two cats samba dressed in white on the rooftop Saturday night Then it's four cats doing the boogie six cats tango and eight cats look simply marvelous tapping in their pink tuxedos and canvas spats These terpsichorean tabbies continue to multiply by twos until finally when Twenty conga left and right in splashy florals plaids and stripes the neighbors canst stands it no Trying to get some sleep they tell the cats to shut down the dancing which they do until the sun sets the next night Then Two cats waltz by neon light in black half masks on Sunday nightI know that if you're a children's librarian like myself then your children's room has counting books galore Oh the counting books Can't take a sharp stick and hit a shelf without stabbing a counting book in the process which I don't recommend Now how about picture books that count by twos Not exactly common wouldn't you agree Maybe it's a stretch to say that this book could teach kids their multiplication tables but at the very least it fills a gap in our collectionsAll that aside Caroline Stutson's rhymes and wordplay alone are delightful First off she had to come up with a list of dances that would look good on a page She went with samba boogie tango tap line dance twist fox trot rumba polka conga and waltz Excellent choices one and all Next she had to make them rhyme scan and read in an amusing fashion So the repeated line In the city windows light How many cats will dance tonight sets the pace On the fun side we get to hear about how the rumba cats are twitching silk bottoms through the park while the tap cats tip bowler hats in pink tuxedos canvas spats It all begs for some kinda illustrator enter John Klassen Sporting clientele as varied as the Coraline movie to U2 to the 2010 Winter Olympics Klassen's an animator by trade A lot of animators try to cross over into picture books with varied results If I'm gonna be frank with you not many of them fully commit to it They figure a picture book can't be that different from a storyboard whipped off for an animated seuence so they'll do the minimum amount of work and leave it at that I don't get that feeling from Klassen here First off the man draws a mean cat Not mean as in nasty but mean as in slick These little digitless guys are all rounded limbs and triangular ears and mouths Only once in this book are they ever seen walking on all fours For the most part they're sashaying to the beat of their own particular drums These cats are totally in the zone Their eyes only open when the sleep deprived humans give them how to and what for The artistic style is evocative as well These cats dance in a kind of city of the past All clothes lines strung between apartments and sky high diner signs Klassen even works in little hidden number in each dance spread Kids will then have a chance to try and spot the numbers that lurks over under and near the capering cats I found eighteen to be particularly difficultKlassen renders this book digitally giving the city a gritty feel that I haven't really noticed in a picture book to this e

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Reakout DreamWorks animator readers and listeners alike will be thrilled to see what happens one night on Easy Street when a pair of cats start to groove to the bea. A fun counting book with city cats and different DANCES as the main occurrences I like a book that counts by twos it's a fun way of teaching kids Additionally the illustrations do a wonderful job of capturing the city at night Truly a night out

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Cats' Night Out Download Û 8 ↠ From two cats waltzing to twenty cats in a conga line dancing felines take to the streets the fire escapes and the rooftops in this charming concept picture book that is part counting and part introduction to music dance and rhythm The short rhyming text makes it a perfect read aloud treat and with vivid illustrations frAt is part counting and part introduction to music dance and rhythm The short rhyming text makes it a perfect read aloud treat and with vivid illustrations from a b. Not as good as Jon Klassen's own books but I still love his art And these cats are pretty fabulous dancers there's no denying that