When hanging out with the boys, I often try to get them to see things from other people’s perspectives… “When we get onto the bus, we have to be quiet,” I’ll tell them. “People have had a busy day and might want to relax.” But it’s not always easy to understand, especially when you’re teeny!
So, I’m digging Brendan Wenzel’s new book, They All Saw a Cat. He draws a cat walking through the world — and how various creatures see him differently. A child sees a fluffy pet, but a mouse sees sharp fangs, a fish sees leering eyes through the fishbowl, and a flea sees a mountain of fur. What a clever way to illustrate the power of perspective.
P.S. 18 kids books with female characters.
(Photos by Stella Blackmon for Cup of Jo.)