Up Cat Down Cat (Board book)
From the creator of the celebrated Black Bird Yellow Sun comes another bold and beautiful concept book, this time playing with opposites and reversals.
Black cat. White cat. One is long, stretching out, and the other is short, crouching. When both perch in a window, one tail is straight, the other one curly. One has an empty plate, and the other a full one. With a mouse to entertain them, variously lost and found, they move through the day, until one cat is awake and the other asleep, but for how long? With enchanting ink illustrations full of pure color, simple shapes, and an elegant use of negative and positive space, this concept board book for the youngest of readers is a joy to behold — and as graceful as a leaping cat.
About the Author
Steve Light is the author-illustrator of the board books Mama Tiger, Tiger Cub and the award-winning, critically acclaimed Black Bird Yellow Sun, as well as many picture books, including Builders & Breakers, Have You Seen My Dragon?, Have You Seen My Monster?, Have You Seen My Lunch Box?, Lucky Lazlo, and Swap! He lives in New York City.
This is a nuanced look at opposites, as it explores more challenging ideas than just up and down or black and white. The use of ink drawings that are simplistic yet colorful enhance the story by allowing for the concept to be easily recognizable to young readers but also allowing for further explanation for older children. With such eye-catching illustrations, this is a recommended addition to board book collections.
—School Library Journal