A Kitten Tale (Board Books)
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From the Caldecott Medal-winning author of "My Friend Rabbit" comes a tale of four kittens discovering the four seasons, now in a board book edition perfect for the youngest readers
Four kittens have never seen the snow. The first three kittens are wary--snow is cold, it's wet, it covers everything. This unknown thing called snow is a little bit . . . scary. As the seasons pass and winter begins to loom, three skittish kittens worry. But the fourth kitten takes a different view. The fourth kitten is getting excited. Snow will cover everything? "I can't wait "
Caldecott Medalist Eric Rohmann gives us a charming, gentle story that both respectfully acknowledges a child's fear of the unknown and celebrates the power of a positive outlook. Deceptively simple and quietly profound.
"Rohmann offers another marvel of sly simplicity for the very young."--"Booklist," Starred.
About the Author
Eric Rohmann won the Caldecott Medal for "My Friend Rabbit", and a Caldecott Honor for "Time Flies". He is also the author and illustrator of "Clara and Asha", "A Kitten Tale", and "The Cinder-Eyed Cats", among other books for children. He has illustrated many other books, including "Last Song", based on a poem by James Guthrie, and has created book jackets for a number of novels, including "His Dark Materials", by Philip Pullman. Rohmann was born in Riverside, Illinois in 1957. He grew up in Downers Grove, a suburb of Chicago. As a boy, he played Little League baseball, read comic books, and collected rocks and minerals, insects, leaves, and animal skulls. Rohmann has his BS in Art and an MS in Studio Art from Illinois State University, and an MFA in Printmaking/Fine Bookmaking from Arizona State University. He also studied Anthropology and Biology. He taught printmaking, painting, and fine bookmaking at Belvoir Terrace in Massachusetts and introductory drawing, fine bookmaking, and printmaking at St. Olaf College in Minnesota. He lives in a suburb of Chicago.