10 Cats

By Emily Gravett (Author)


Format Hardcover Picture Book


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Award-winning, bestselling author and illustrator Emily Gravett follows a group of playful cats as they turn a mess of color into an engaging display of art and text in this early learning picture book, perfect for anyone looking for books for 3-year-olds and up.
Follow the lives of ten kittens as they playfully pounce, bat, and swat while their mother sleeps. Buckets of paint quickly turn the kittens—and their sleeping mother—into brilliant works of art. When mama cat wakes up, playtime turns into bath time. 
Full of playful and engaging art, this inventive cat book creates page after page of spot-the-difference fun perfect for repeat reading.
This charming counting book is perfect for helping young readers learn their colors as well as how to count to ten. Emily Gravett’s adorable cat art makes 10 Cats just as appealing to those looking for gifts for cat lovers as to anyone searching for kids books ages 35.
Shelf Awareness Best Book of 2023, Young Readers
A Children’s Book Council Librarian Favorite, Grades K-2

“Gravett is brilliant at using white space to paint a witty visual story. Her pencil and water color artwork is lovely and should appeal to all ages. 10 Cats is more than fun and games, too. In the process of wreaking havoc, the playful kittens help readers learn about colors, patterns, and numbers. Gravett’s cheery primary shades (which turn into secondaries as the bedlam advances) bring to mind the zany 1960 classic Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire.” —Shelf Awareness (starred review)

“[The] hunt-and-count will be an immediate joy . . . . Gravett’s deeper idea, that 10 breaks down in many ways, will lead alert readers into a discussion of how addition can separate numbers into parts.” —The New York Times

“Gravett’s cat and kittens are adorable, with wide, expressive eyes and all the moves (And toe beans) of real felines…. A delightfully messy pussycat rumpus.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Adding to already impressive preschool-concepts canon, Gravett does exceptionally well here at using delightful images and a mere handful of words to cover counting, color naming, and color mixing through a deceptively simple and utterly adorable pencil-and-watercolor story. It is perfect for a lap read or an early literacy classroom experience, and children’ with longer attention spans will almost certainly luxuriate in the detailed illustrations.” —Booklist

“Young children learning to count will delight in the growing chaos on each spread, the expressively rendered kittens, and the proliferation of bright colors at each page-turn. Gravett’s nimble linework communicates a frolicsome tone. Viewers will want to head immediately back to page one and start counting again.” —Horn Book Magazine

“Engaging and playful, this adorable book for young children is perfect for those learning to count and acknowledge colors.” —Daily Mom

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Emily Gravett is the two-time winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal for Wolves and Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears. Her internationally award-winning picture books include Meerkat Mail, Tidy, and Old Hat. Other internationally acclaimed titles include: 10 Cats and 10 Dogs. She has illustrated bestselling fiction, including Matt Haig’s Evie and the Animals and a recent full-color edition of Quidditch Through the Ages. Gravett lives with her family in Brighton, UK.

Pub Date: 5/2/2023

ISBN: 9781914912580

Price: $16.99 / $22.99 CAN

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Pages: 32 pages, all in color

Trim: 9.87 x 9.87 x 0 Inches

Territories: US/Can/Philippines

Category: Picture Books

Age Range: 3 to 5

Publisher: Boxer Books

Carton Quantity: 42

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