It is Cats' Visiting Night at the Art Gallery, and from all over the town, cats have come to see the paintings. Most of all, they like looking at paintings with cats in them. But alas, there aren't many. Then the talented artist Felissima Cat steps in. Meredith Hooper's charming story features 6 gloriously funny reworkings of famous paintings, each shown alongside the original masterpiece. It provides an offbeat and entertaining introduction to the art of the world's greatest art museums, which will delight children, art devotees and cat-lovers alike.
An excellent way of getting young children to look closely at some paintings. -- Margaret Mallet English Association Magazine A tour of important paintings in major collections is this time conducted via a narrative thread spun around the absence of cats in any of the pictures... It's a difficult trick to pull off visually and Bee Willey's distinctive part-digital paintings cleverly bring the whole idea to life. Books for Keeps Children will love the beautiful pastel colour illustrations and hopefully be inspired to see the paintings for themselves, as they follow Felissima and her friends into the art world. Carousel
About Meredith Hooper
Bee Willey, illustrator of Celebrity Cat has illustrated many books for children, including Dancing Jane, written by Andrew Matthews, which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award. She lives in Ipswich, Suffolk.
Meredith Hooper was born in Australia. An Antarctic specialist, she has made several research trips to the continent. In 2000 she was awarded the Antarctica Medal by the US Congress. Her books for Frances Lincoln include The Pebble in my Pocket, which is the only children's book ever to be shortlisted for the Dingle History of Science Book Award.
Celebrity Cat by Meredith Hooper
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