They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel Book Review

They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Release Date: August 30, 2016

The cat walked through the world, with its whiskers, ears, and paws . . .as he walks he runs across many different animals who see him in a multitude of perspectives. 

Although a bit heavy-handed I loved this book's message that everyone and everything sees life differently. This may be because we have different kinds of eyes, or the thing we see is scary, or it looks different depending on your size. Young children are constantly trying to make sense of the world and understand it from their limited perspectives. For example: Children may be scared of someone who is rather tall, because to them someone who is 6'4 is a giant. The illustrations were lovely impressionist examples of the different looks that a cat could have. I especially love the spread from the mouse's vantage point. A lovely book for toddlers and one that would lend itself well to storytimes.