I think what I love so much about this book is the way it makes you THINK. Everyone who reads this book actually LEARNS something.
A lot of people aren't aware of how differently all creatures perceive the world from one another. Or they dimly know it, but don't think about it. THEY ALL SAW A CAT looks at the way we all see a cat, from the traditional form we know as humans to the way a mouse sees it as prey, to the way it sees itself.
Here are a few examples of how other creatures see the cat that really cement my love of this book:
|One of my FAVORITE pictures from the entire book, here is how a bee sees a cat!|
|This picture is hilarious! I love that there's an image of how a flea sees a cat!!!|
|This is probably my other favorite page. I love the way it shows vibrations and sonar signals to build|
the image of a cat as see by both a worm and a bat!!!
|Another funny image of a fish seeing a cat!!! Glugh, glugh!|
This not only shows the science behind the way we all see, but also gives a subliminal message: We all see things differently.
For example, as humans, a lot of us love the cat as a pet. For a fox, the cat is prey. For a mouse, the cat is scary!!! It all depends on perspective.
Heck, even two humans can see the same thing through different eyes (And I'm not talking color blindness or 20/20 vision). We all view EVERYTHING through our own tinted glasses, which is why there's always three sides to every story: THEIR side, YOUR side, and the TRUE side. Well, maybe it's reaching to say that's the message of this story, but it can be implied and build a foundation for later lessons! ^.~
If you're looking for a fun picture book that reads fast, doesn't have a lot of words, but still delivers a strong message, THEY ALL SAW A CAT is a great one to pick up! I personally feel it's one of 2016's best picture book releases!