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Flat Cat by Tara Lazar
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Sep 19, 2023 | ISBN 9780593404577

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“Whimsy, wonder, and wacky humor in just the right proportions.” —GeekMom

*”Oswald brings Flat Cat to life in digital pictures incorporating gouache textures. Drawn with quiet humor, the expressive, imaginative illustrations contrast the cat’s self-sufficient demeanor with his inner need for affection. Lazar’s narrative shifts in tone as the cool cat is transformed into an adorable one and back, until he realizes what he really wants. As the narrator comments in closing, “Smooth moves, Flat Cat!” This amusing picture book is fun for reading aloud.” –Booklist (starred review)

“Flat or fluffy, is there a better way to be? Lazar’s wryly humorous tale won’t leave young audiences flat, while Oswald’s purple-tinged cartoon depictions of this Flat Stanley–style feline add their share of giggles (as usual).  A hilarious reminder that versatility will have you feline fine.” —Kirkus reviews

“The “slick, sly” feline protagonist of this picture book is two-dimensional and loving it: his “smooth moves” involve roaming any place he pleases and snoozing “in any nook and cranny,” including, as purple-tinted, thick-lined digital art by Oswald (Sleepy Sheepy) shows, draped over a towel bar . . . Featuring groovy text, it’s a Flat Stanley-flavored take on rolling with the punches and fluidly embracing newfound facets and friends.” —Publishers Weekly

“Oswald’s gouache art depicts Flat Cat in all his purple, sunglasses-clad glory as he saunters in his flattened form through a pastel world of candy shops and city parks. That suaveness makes his transformation into a rumpled ball of fluff especially humorous; viewers will laugh at Flat Cat’s death glare as the text boldly proclaims him “The most adorable, puffy, furry, fuzzy-wuzzy feline you ever did see!” This silly, nonsensical read is perfect for cat lovers who wonder how their feline escape artists seemingly walk through doors.” —BCCB

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