Dog Says, Cat Says (Hardcover)
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The amusing differences between dogs and cats are shown through clever rhyming couplets in this lively picture book by a renowned poet
From morning to night, a cat and dog who live together show their innate feline and canine natures. The dog barks at the delivery man while the cat barely notices; the dog runs out to play when the children return from school, while the cat prefers to keep napping on the soft couch. Neither gets the better of the other in their rhyming interchanges, and by day's end they realize that, despite being opposites, they are happier when they're together.
About the Author
Marilyn Singer is an award-winning author of more than 100 children's books in a wide variety of genres. She was the 2015 winner of the NCTE Excellence in Poetry for Children Award. She, her husband, and their standard poodle divide their time between Brooklyn, New York, and Litchfield County, Connecticut.
Award-winning illustrator Sonia Sánchez paints with both traditional and digital brushes using layers of texture in her work to evoke emotion and movement. Her illustrator debut, Here I Am, was a Kirkus Best Book of the Year. Sonia's art has twice been selected for the prestigious Society of Illustrators Original Art Show. She lives with her husband, son, and a sleepyhead cat in a blue house near the Mediterranean Sea.
★ "Using rhyming couplets, Singer humorously delves into the distinct differences between dogs and cats using a 'he said, she said' format . . . Perfect timing makes the poetic story easy and enjoyable to read aloud. Illustrations created with pencil and Photoshop present warm, bright colors and feature plentiful patterns ande ntertaining details throughout . . . A delightful day-in-the-life tale." —Booklist, starred review
"Singer’s rhyming text faithfully describes an ordinary day in the life of furry siblings and their humans . . . Sánchez’s pencil drawings, colored using Photoshop, heighten the humor and mesh nicely with the text. A satisfying read for dogs, cats, AND their young humans." —Kirkus