Big Cat, Little Cat

Big Cat, Little Cat

Book - 2017 | First edition, 2017.
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"A moving tale about friendship, new beginnings, and cats"--
Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, 2017.
Edition: First edition, 2017.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781626723719
Branch Call Number: COOPE
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 23 x 24 cm


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Although this book can be a great way to talk about the death of a pet, it’s also a good way to broach the topic generally, and to talk about what lives on after someone dies. The big cat taught the little cat many things; when the little cat grew up, and a new kitten was introduced, the “new” bi... Read More »

Big Cat shows Little Cat everything he knows. When Big Cat grows old, he goes away and doesn't come back. When a new kitten arrives, it's Little Cat's turn to become the big cat.

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Feb 20, 2019

Very cute story for those of us who have loved and lost a family cat. CAUTION: Do not read to a child unless you plan to add a new cat when you lose one!

Zaredy Dec 22, 2018

Such an amazing read. Very simple and beautifully written yet it's message about the circle of life is strong and powerful.

SPPL_Anna Mar 10, 2018

Such a lovely book! The illustrations are simple and they lovingly tell the story of life. Adding to a family and then losing a part of it and learning to live with that loss while ultimately still living and loving is so important for everyone to see and feel, no matter the age.

Jan 22, 2018

Good circle of life book with cats.

VaughanPLDonnalee Nov 05, 2017

A lovely, gentle story about life, love and grief. It is simple and gentle enough to be suitable for young children. The story and illustrations go together beautifully. Highly recommended.

Aug 13, 2017

Beautiful in its simplicity, artistic style, and gentle treatment of friendship and loss. My 4 year old wanted me to read it again and again, and I liked it so much that I didn't mind the repetition.

Apr 20, 2017

A very sweet book about friendship and loss.

ArapahoeStaff2 Apr 03, 2017

This book is so sweet and simple, and brought tears to my eyes. I loved it!

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Apr 20, 2017

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