sailor cats

November 20, 2009

Sailor Cats by Emily Whittle, Illustrated by Jeri Burdick, published 1993

I recently discovered a wonderful book publishing company called Green Tiger Press. The books I have seen have exquisitely illustrated pages--very much the style I am drawn to. I found several books in a local bookstore and also online.

As I was looking at the books I checked out from the library this week, I discovered that one of them is also published by Green Tiger Press. Because it appears to be out of print, I thought I would share it with you.

It's the story of two cats, Ping and Pong who get bored of their cat lives and sail out to sea on a rubber tire. They want to know what it is like to be sailor cats.

Things are fine for awhile until the sea gets a little choppy and stormy and SHARKS gather around (they can smell fear, you know.)
The two kitties spend a somewhat frightful night out at sea and eventually wash up on shore and make their way safely home. "Safe at home, brave again, (and just a little bit wise), they will never forget their night at sea sailing under the open skies."

We enjoyed the story, although the text on each page is a bit longer than what I usually choose for Juliet. I think it held her attention because the pictures were so engaging. The subject matter might be frightening to younger children, however, so use your best judgement as a parent. The thought of being surrounded by sharks is scary even to me! This is probably meant for an older child, but we made it work with funny voices and jokes.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Love the illustrations! We enjoy books here that have beautiful illustrations and I find that books like this holds Selena's attention, no matter what the story is about.

I don't know how she would react to this book and would be worried she might find it scary, but I am going to look for it just to see the book for myself.

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