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Meeow and the blue table

1st American ed.
Publication Information:
Great Britain : Boxer, 2012.
Physical Description:
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Meeow the cat and his friends find fun and inventive things to do with a blue table, a red blanket, and wooden blocks.


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Book EASY BRA 1 1
Book EASY BRA 0 2
Book EASY BRA 1 1

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Meeow, the irresistibly clever cat created by bestselling author-illustrator Sebastien Braun, is back and ready to play! Like every young child, Meeow loves to make things. So what will he do with a blue table, a red blanket, and lots of wooden blocks? Why, turn them into an amazing castle, of course! Meeow's friends Quack, Moo, Baa, and Woof are delighted--and young readers will be enchanted, too. What will Meeow inspire THEM to do?

Reviews 3

School Library Journal Review

PreS-The endearing black cat is back for more creative play. Rainy weather forces Meeow and his animal pals inside, but does not dampen their spirits. A toy chest full of "cardboard, colored paper, foil, tape."offers many crafting possibilities. The simple, large-print text invites readers' response: "What are they making?" Cheery, uncluttered illustrations on white backgrounds show the wide-eyed animals with their creations: Quack carries an archery bow, Baa rides a red dragon, Woof waves a shiny sword, Moo wears a pink cape, and Meeow dons a gold crown. By draping a red blanket over a table, Meeow creates an impromptu theater. The stage is set for toddlers to continue with some make-believe fun of their own.-Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Kirkus Review

Meeow and the Little Chairs, 2009, etc.). A rainy day leads the five to Meeow's toy chest, where they find cardboard, tape, colored paper and foil. Each gets to work on something that will transform them into a character: a hunter, a knight, a dragon rider, a king and a princess. Clever Meeow ties them all together with the titular blue table: A red blanket over the top, some blue blocks evenly spaced on the surfaceand, voil, the friends have a castle. The final spread transforms the setting from reality to the scene that is in the friends' imaginations. As in his other books, Braun uses an omniscient narrator to tell the story, describing Meeow's actions and asking the kinds of questions that parents reading with their children might: "What will the friends play on such a rainy day?" "What are they making?" Created with hand-painted shapes that were digitized, assembled and colored, the bright illustrations on plain backgrounds stand out and keep the focus on the creative play. More tinder for many imaginative sparks. (Picture book. 2-6)]] Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Booklist Review

Meeow's latest adventure picking up after the most recent Meeow and the Pots and Pans (2010) follows the black cat and his friends, each one an animal named after the sound it makes, as they create costumes on a rainy day. A red dragon, shiny sword, pink cape, gold crown, and other accessories give the playmates all they need to imagine themselves in a medieval castle. Most of the simple vocabulary is simple, such as cat, table, and hello, making this a good choice to introduce print awareness. The design is also perfect for the very young: clear, bright, flat illustrations on plain backgrounds. Enjoyable and educational.--Foote, Diane Copyright 2010 Booklist