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ISBN13: 9781416940050
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In the city, windows light.

How many cats will dance tonight?

It's just a quiet evening in the city. Or is it? As the sun sets in the sky, dancing felines take to the streets and rooftops for a night on the town.

Come along one night on Easy Street as a pair of cats start to groove to the beat. Count the cats by twos (and hunt for their number hidden on the page!) in this foot-tapping, finger-snapping counting book.

Review:

"What better way to illustrate the concept of counting by twos than with pairs of dancing cats? Newcomer Klassen's subdued twilit cityscapes form an unexpectedly noir backdrop for the sprightly kitties, whose costumes depend on the dance ('Four cats boogie, rock to blues,/ in poodle skirts and saddle shoes'). Rows of darkened windows and brick walls are punctuated by fire escapes and hanging laundry, lit with a misty blend of starlight and streetlamps. The dependable rhythms of Stutson's (Mama Loves You) verse are reflected in the faces of the dancers. With closed eyes and intent expressions, these hepcats take their work seriously, as they samba on rooftops, line dance on traffic lights, and polka in a city fountain. It continues until they are interrupted by shouts from cranky city dwellers: ''Cut it out!' the neighbors shriek./ 'No more dancing on Easy Street!'' The cats' eyes snap open in surprise and they slink off as the sun rises. This should confirm kids' beliefs that all the best stuff happens after bedtime. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"[A] jazzy counting book....[T]he detailed cityscapes, hidden numbers, and appealing big-city cats will give little ones plenty to explore." Booklist

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"Klassen's eye-catching digitally rendered urban streetscapes resemble the sets of classic musical theater....The subtle charms of this lighter-than-air confection should delight young connoisseurs of dance and style." School Library Journal

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Come along one night on Easy Street as a pair of cats start to groove to the beat. Readers are encouraged to count the cats by twos (and hunt for their number hidden on the page) in this foot-tapping, finger-snapping counting book. Full color.

Synopsis:

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 from a breakout 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 beat.

About the Author

Caroline Stutson was born in New York City. She earned her B.A. in theater from the University of Denver and her degree in early childhood education from Metropolitan State College in Denver. A former kindergarten and reading teacher, Ms. Stutson now lives in Littleton, Colorado where she works as a puppeteer and storyteller at the Highlands Ranch Library.

Jon Klassen is a Canadian illustrator who live in Los Angeles now. He works as an animator for DreamWorks, where he worked extensively on Coraline. He likes cats, in theory. Visit him online at www.burstofbeaden.com.

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Stephanie Piering, August 10, 2012 (view all comments by Stephanie Piering)
My daughter and I both love this book. It is written and illustrated beautifully and is quite whimsical! A must for my daughter's library!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416940050
Author:
Caroline Stutson and J. Klassen
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Illustrator:
Klassen, J.
Illustrator:
Klassen, Jonathen
Illustrator:
Kozjan, Drazen
Author:
Stutson, Caroline
Author:
Klassen, J.
Author:
Klassen, Jon
Subject:
Concepts - Counting & Numbers
Subject:
Animals - Cats
Subject:
Lifestyles - City & Town Life
Subject:
Concepts - Counting
Subject:
Cats
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Stories in rhyme
Subject:
Children s-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Paula Wiseman Books
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 3
Language:
English
Illustrations:
f-c + spot uv on jkt; digital art
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10 x 8 in
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
04-08

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "What better way to illustrate the concept of counting by twos than with pairs of dancing cats? Newcomer Klassen's subdued twilit cityscapes form an unexpectedly noir backdrop for the sprightly kitties, whose costumes depend on the dance ('Four cats boogie, rock to blues,/ in poodle skirts and saddle shoes'). Rows of darkened windows and brick walls are punctuated by fire escapes and hanging laundry, lit with a misty blend of starlight and streetlamps. The dependable rhythms of Stutson's (Mama Loves You) verse are reflected in the faces of the dancers. With closed eyes and intent expressions, these hepcats take their work seriously, as they samba on rooftops, line dance on traffic lights, and polka in a city fountain. It continues until they are interrupted by shouts from cranky city dwellers: ''Cut it out!' the neighbors shriek./ 'No more dancing on Easy Street!'' The cats' eyes snap open in surprise and they slink off as the sun rises. This should confirm kids' beliefs that all the best stuff happens after bedtime. Ages 4 — 8." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "[A] jazzy counting book....[T]he detailed cityscapes, hidden numbers, and appealing big-city cats will give little ones plenty to explore."
"Review" by , "Klassen's eye-catching digitally rendered urban streetscapes resemble the sets of classic musical theater....The subtle charms of this lighter-than-air confection should delight young connoisseurs of dance and style."
"Synopsis" by , Come along one night on Easy Street as a pair of cats start to groove to the beat. Readers are encouraged to count the cats by twos (and hunt for their number hidden on the page) in this foot-tapping, finger-snapping counting book. Full color.
"Synopsis" by , 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 from a breakout 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 beat.
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