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Big Cat by Emma Lazell
Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Pavilion Children’s (July 30, 2019)
Isobel’s grandma has lost her glasses and she can’t see a thing without them. While Isobel and Gran are in the garden searching for the specs, they come across a cat. A very big cat. A very big and stripy cat! The big cat moves in with them, much to the disgust of all gran’s other cats. He might be good fun, but he takes up lots of space and eats every scrap of food. Eventually the new cat’s mom and dad turn up, looking for their missing son. And they just happen to have found gran’s glasses too. The tiger family are delighted to be reunited—and gran now sees that she’s been sharing her house with… a tiger!
My Big Cat book review
I love Big Cat, and you and your kids will too! The story is simple enough to keep your little one’s attention, and the illustrations are so adorable that you’re both going to want to spend a lot of time looking at. I love that Gran has so many cats. That’s totally me! Big Cat has a lot of humor, so be prepared! You’re going to be recommending this book as a bedtime book for many nights.
Author Emma Lazell
Emma Lazell is a UK-based illustrator and author. Her work is linear, expressive, and sprinkled with irony and playfulness. In 2018 she completed the prestigious MA in Children’s Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, graduating with a distinction. In 2014 she graduated with an undergraduate degree in Illustration from The University for the Creative Arts. Big Cat is her debut picture book. Visit Emma on her website.