Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Catch Cat

The continents are introduced with a teaser of landmarks and things of interest that are small portions of a map that follows.  Readers can read about each item and then try to locate it on the map.  The map pages look a bit pixelated (I assume they are computer generated).  Given the blocky world of Minecraft, that fact may not bother kids. Has a sort of vintage charm (like you are viewing an old Pac-Man graphic). I assume the print version is less blocky and would therefore recommend that over the digital version.

Each continent has a double page spread highlighting famous landmarks, geographic features, as well as native wild life. The illustrations are well done and information is offered in kid-friendly chunks. The next double page is the continent with animals, landmarks, and other interesting features illustrated on the surface of the map. It offers children much to examine and explore. Almost like taking a drone tour above the continent and getting a bird's eye view. 

The title gives readers the clue that there will be some hunting for the feline that has been travelling the world. (Rest assured, the answers for cat locations are included in the back).

This is a beautiful introduction to the world for young readers. A sort of primer atlas that offers quick facts and entertaining illustrations that bring the wonder of our world into sharp focus.  Perhaps these pages will inspire future world travelers!

Disclaimer: I received a free digital copy of Catch Cat from NetGalley for the purpose of review. No other compensation was received.

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