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Meow



written and illustrated by
Chris Raschka

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCollins
Imprint
Greenwillow Bks.
ISBN
9780063049352
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This tour-de-force from two-time Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka celebrates the enduring bond between two best friends—a young girl and her cat. Meow is an innovative and surprising tale of friendship, love, anger, hurt, kindness, and forgiveness. A must-have for the youngest reader and cat lovers everywhere.

A young girl and her cat, Marigold, are best friends. When the girl accidently steps on Marigold’s tail, the surprised and hurt cat runs for cover. But after an apology and time apart, all is forgiven, and Marigold and the girl are friends again.

Two-time Caldecott Medalist Chris Raschka introduces various renditions of the word “meow” throughout, each offering a collaborative and innovative way to interpret the story. With two compelling main characters, an entire rainbow of emotions, a playful text featuring four letters (M E O W) almost exclusively, and lively illustrations, Meow is ideal for visual literacy, beginning readers, very young children, social and emotional development, and for classroom story hours.

Full-color art created with watercolor.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

10" x 9"

Dewey

E

AR

0: points 0

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Aug 2022

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Cats. Animal sounds. Animal behavior. Pets.  Forgiveness.

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 3-There are many ways to say "Hello," and "Meow" is one of them, but then, "Meow" has many meanings. Marigold is an irresistible ginger cat with a spotted belly, green eyes, and downy cream paws. She has a special bond with a little girl with brown skin and black hair puffs. When she jumps up on the writing table with a "Meow," the girl promptly places Marigold back on the ground. Walking around the corner, Marigold pounces on a ray of sunshine and finds it is a great place for sunbathing. Soon her cat nap is disturbed-"Mm-eee-eee-ow!"-when the little girl accidentally steps on her tail. Like a cat on hot bricks, Marigold runs off and hides under a bed. The little girl sweetly says she is sorry and earns Marigold's forgiveness. Raschka (A Ball for Daisy) arranges the action in graphic novel sequences with moment-to-moment panels and spreads that create smooth transitions between the poignant scenes. The loose watercolor illustrations provide visual cues to the meaning of the floating text that depicts meow sounds varying in length and signifying friendship, hurt, forgiveness, and love. VERDICT Expressive and engaging, this picture book is the cat's meow. A warm portrayal of kids and furry friends that introduces young children to phonics, emotions, and active listening.-Rita Baguio Christensen

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 3-There are many ways to say "Hello," and "Meow" is one of them, but then, "Meow" has many meanings. Marigold is an irresistible ginger cat with a spotted belly, green eyes, and downy cream paws. She has a special bond with a little girl with brown skin and black hair puffs. When she jumps up on the writing table with a "Meow," the girl promptly places Marigold back on the ground. Walking around the corner, Marigold pounces on a ray of sunshine and finds it is a great place for sunbathing. Soon her cat nap is disturbed-"Mm-eee-eee-ow!"-when the little girl accidentally steps on her tail. Like a cat on hot bricks, Marigold runs off and hides under a bed. The little girl sweetly says she is sorry and earns Marigold's forgiveness. Raschka (A Ball for Daisy) arranges the action in graphic novel sequences with moment-to-moment panels and spreads that create smooth transitions between the poignant scenes. The loose watercolor illustrations provide visual cues to the meaning of the floating text that depicts meow sounds varying in length and signifying friendship, hurt, forgiveness, and love. VERDICT Expressive and engaging, this picture book is the cat's meow. A warm portrayal of kids and furry friends that introduces young children to phonics, emotions, and active listening.-Rita Baguio Christensen

ages 2-5
Pre-Kindergarten Plus
For ages 2-5

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Interests
Animals,Beginning Readers,Fiction,Nonfiction,Picture Books,Storytime/Read Alouds
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