Title: The Catawampus Cat
Author: Jason Carter Eaton
Recommended for: grades Pre K-2 as a read-aloud, grades 2 and up for children to read by themselves.
Pages: 32 p.
Call Number/Link: E Eaton, J.
A cat comes into town that walks on a slant, and shows everyone how to see life at a different angle.
This book is very entertaining to say the least. When the Catawampus Cat comes to a very dull town, he forces the townsfolk to tilt their heads when they look at him, which changes their perception of the world they look at. Long lost friends are brought together again, missing personal items are found, and everyone in the town embraces their own individuality by viewing life at a different angle. Not only is the story engaging, but the illustrations are captivating to the eye. By using a combination of mixed illustration media, the cut and paste type images spread throughout the book give a certain depth to the story that makes it seem almost life like. I would highly recommend this book.