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Cat and Fish (Cat and Fish #1)

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  165 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Cat and Fish come from different worlds — he from the land, she from the sea. But when they meet in the park one night, they like each other's looks. Cat shows Fish his world and teaches her how to climb, how to take shelter from the rain, and how to stay warm. But Fish misses the sea, so Cat takes her back and meets her friends and discovers the water world. Then the trou ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Simply Read Books (first published 2003)
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Lisa Vegan
Mar 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Lisa by: Abigail A.
I have about a dozen children’s picture books at home from the library, but I wasn’t going to read any of them until I made more progress with my current novel, but I couldn’t resist the striking cover illustration on this book.

It’s appropriate that on the book’s cover, the illustrator is listed as the first author and the text author is listed as the second author.

The illustrations are really wonderful, and they’re all in black & white, so this might be a good book for infants: they’ll be a
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The black and white illustrations seem stark for what should be a lovely tale of friendship/love. The start of the book made me think of drunken 'score' - "The came from different worlds, but they like each other's looks. In the park by the lake they got to know each other." - and it was a thought I just couldn't shake through the rest of the book.

I like the use of out-of-line text - graphically illustrating within the text the bubbles in the ocean, and the cat floating...

After reading it I just
Ana Ofelia
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Las ilustraciones son hermosas, la historia es sencilla pero linda e interesante. Lo recomiendo ampliamente a los amantes de la ilustración y los animales. Me encantó este libro.
Rachel Collins
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Genre: Modern Fantasy
Grade Level: K-1

I really enjoyed this book. It is simple and easy to read, but contains a powerful message. The message conveys the importance of being friends with those different than yourself. It is not wrong and your perspective will change and grow. I am very thankful that I got to read this little story because it challenged me as well.
What intrigued me: 6/10

What I liked: This images were wonderful.

What I didn't like: I got the gist of the story but would have appreciated the English translation.

Favorite quote: image:
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
I think that this book is a great demonstration to children to let their imaginations run wild when writing stories. Fish can't live out of water and cats can't survive underwater in the real world, so this portrays to children that stories don't have to be realistic. Although the illustrations are done in black and white, they are really effective.
Mar 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
ages 4 and up. I loved the artwork, but I felt the story was lacking. It's a simple story about a fish and cat that become friends and they show each other their different worlds. Throughout the story though, there are some great words that could enhance a child's vocabulary.
Feb 13, 2014 rated it liked it
My five-year-old son checked this book out from the library this week.

This is a visually stunning book. The illustrations are weirdly wonderful. The text, however, falls far short. The story could have been weirdly wonderful, but instead it is just weird.

Katie Fitzgerald
Aug 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Jan 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
I loved the pictures.
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture, cat, fish
Loved the black and white illustrations but found the story odd.
Jennifer Nydahl
Nov 02, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: t-l-544, fantasy
Copyright: 2006
Genre: Fantasy

I enjoyed the black and white illustrations. The story was kind of weak though.
Dec 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kid-lit
A sweet, simple book with a great message. The artwork is absolutely amazing!
May 03, 2013 rated it liked it
An interesting picture book with a message - even different can be together
Oct 31, 2010 rated it really liked it
My 7-year-old son said this book deserves an award for the illustration.
Aug 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Amazing artwork highlights this story of a very unusual and unlikely friendship.
Charming book with magical illustrations.
Stunningly beautiful illustrations!
Mar 08, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: kids
Shelves: younger-kids
Cat and Fish play together. Interesting black and white illustrations.
Cole Finnian
May 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I like Cat and Fish. I give it 60 stars.
Emiri Tachibana
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