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Can Cat and Bird be friends? / Coll Muir.

Muir, Coll, author, illustrator. (Author).
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  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library E M (Text) 33500013084959 New Checked out 08/23/2019
Moorhead Public Library E M (Text) 33500013084967 New Checked out 09/12/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062865939
  • ISBN: 0062865935
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Instead of eating Bird, Cat decides that friendship is better, but will the pair find something in common?

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #2
    A primer on how to work through differences and forge friendship, this story features a black cat and white bird who, through dialogue, dissect the cat's contention that the bird must be eaten. "Can't I be your friend instead?" the bird counters. Exploring this question, they find that each knows what the other likes—a wire for the bird to sit on, or a car for the cat to crouch under—but they can't find an activity to do together. It's only when the bird, close to giving up, mentions painting that the two finally bond. Author-illustrator Muir plays with opposition of color, especially in the coordinated typography: the cat's text is black, and the bird's text is white. The tension resolves in a splattering of color on the final spread, as the two paint portraits of each other. Simple but effective, this book will appeal to little listeners who are themselves figuring out how to approach new friends, though it could certainly work for older (even grown-up) readers, too. Preschool-Grade 1. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Friendship > Fiction.
Cats > FIction.
Birds > Fiction.

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