What do you see when a cat crosses your path? In the book, They All Saw A Cat, different characters’ perspectives open readers’ imaginations to think about how things can be perceived and how we can affect our world.
Here’s how a worm sees the cat.
Here’s how a bee sees the cat.
Brendan Wenzel’s delightful illustrations portray the perspectives a person, a dog, a worm, and a bat as the cat crosses their paths. Wenzel even includes how the cat sees himself.
This book promotes different perspectives, curiosity, and originality.
TITLE: They All Saw A Cat
AUTHOR: Brendan Wenzel
ILLUSTRATOR: Brendan Wenzel
PUBLISHER: Chronicle Books, 2016
AGE GROUP: 4-6
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: perspective, originality, curiosity
1) What do you see when you see a tree? What does a fly view a tree? A bird? A squirrel? A worm? An ant? How might a kite view a tree?
2) To see things differently, try doing these things.
– look through a telescope or binoculars
– look through a microscope or magnifying glass
– look through color-tinted sunglasses
– look through a paper towel or toilet paper tube
– look to your left
– look to your right
– stand on your head
How does your view of the world change as you look through these items? How can you use these different viewpoints to help solve problems?
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