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They All Saw a Cat

By Jan Carr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Everyone sees differently in clever look at point of view.

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A sleek prowling cat is seen by other animals -- some predator, some prey, each with a distinct point of view -- in this artfully simple story that's a powerful meditation on perception. Since young kids are developmentally egocentric, not because they're selfish but because they haven't yet developed the ability to consider other points of view, They All Saw a Cat can be an excellent introduction to the concept that we all see the world from our own unique perspective. It might even prompt a kid's "aha!" moment.

The rhythmic text makes for a mesmerizing read-aloud, and the art varies wildly with each perspective, while introducing scientific concepts such as a bee's pixelated mosaic-like vision and a bat's echolocation. This smart, thoughtful book is a pleasure for kids and parents alike.

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