Puss In Boots
Here is a magnificent illustrated version of "Puss in Boots" that is sure to take its place alongside those books that are discussed avidly years after their original publication. Using a retelling of great economy and wit by Lincoln Kirstein, Alain Vaës has created illustrations that are both sumptuous and clever. Drawing on sources from the seventeenth and eighteenth ce...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published 1992 by Little, Brown and Company
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Beautiful, rich, luxurious illustrations which, when taken on their own should easily bring a five star rating. So what does it say about the story that I am only giving this two stars? The story was choppy, parts didn't make sense, and I am not so sure I liked the message, which seemed to be get what you want in life by employing trickery, lying, and deceit (to be fair, I don't know the Puss in Boots story, so I have no idea if this in fact is the message in this tale). The only reason this ge...more
It is obvious that the illustrations are works of art in this book. They drew in the girls to a story that was at times disjointed, particularly at the end when the wedding pops onto the scene. Overall, this book was quite enjoyable for both reader and listener. Clever cat turns around the life situation of one of three brothers.
I would not recommended this book for young readers, rather I would suggest it for older, more experienced readers. This is a story of the well-known folktale. It is very elaborately illustrated and inviting with the words and pictures. However, it is rather lengthy for a picture book and more difficult to read.
Extravagent, dramatic illustrations by Alain Vaes-- cinematic. The one of Puss facing the lion is hilarious. I love the juxtaposition of Fontainebleau with Robin and his brothers-- brilliant and shocking. The illustrations of the setting are so complex that they convey as much of the story as the action.
Apr 07, 2013 Logan Walker rated it 3 of 5 stars
I would recommend this book to upper elementary students. This story could be used to help students branch out into narrative writing. The main character is a cat, and he helps out his master and the kingdom. I think it would be a great idea to have their students write a sequel to the story.
This story could be used to help students branch out into narrative writing. The main character is a cat, and he helps out his master and the kingdom. The could also help the students think of writing fairy tales. THey could even write a sequel.