Synopses & Reviews
Spot is a light colored cat with a dark oval on his side and he plays a lighthearted game of hide and seek in this wordless frolic. Cole (A Nest for Celeste) nestles the action in a picturesque British looking town drawn in fine black line. The story begins with the boy reading on a sofa with Spot perched above. After Spot dashes to the outside ledge the perspective shifts to a panoramic exterior view of the apartment window situated in a line of brick rowhouses and overlooking parked vehicles and passersby. By the time the boy checks on Spot the cat has wandered away. Readers scan the pages for Spot who patters along a quaint stone bridge gallivants down a park’s cobblestone path and picks his way across apple crates at the farmers’ market. The spreads yield glimpses of both runaway cat and pursuing boy while unframed panels show the boy posting “lost cat” flyers. Cole loads his postcard perfect scenes with dense detail and his stippling and crosshatching increase the difficulty of spotting Spot. An idle weekend ambience prevails: Spot never seems in danger and finds his own way home. Ages 4–8. (Mar.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
Simple and stunning images tell the story of a cat named Spot as he weaves his way in and out of a city in this wordless picture book from award-winning author-illustrator Henry Cole.
Through this gorgeous visual narrative, Henry Cole shows us a day in the life of a cat named Spot. Spot sneaks away from home by way of an open window to go on a wordless journey through the city. Follow Spot as he weaves through busy city streets, visits a farmers market, wanders into a park full of kite-flyers, and beyond. But while Spot is out on his adventure, his beloved boy owner is looking for him seeming to just miss him every time. When all seems almost lost, Spot s story reminds us that there s always a way back home.
With stunningly detailed black-and-white illustrations, readers will love following Spot on his adventure along the way finding characters and objects that appear, disappear, and reappear and cheering for the sweet reunion at the end."