Me and Meow

Adam Gudeon

Book - 2011

A little girl and her cat enjoy a full day of playing together.

Saved in:

Children's Room Show me where

jE/Gudeon
1 / 1 copies available
Location Call Number   Status
Children's Room jE/Gudeon Checked In
Subjects
Genres
Picture books
Published
New York : Harper 2011.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Physical Description
1v.(unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 cm
ISBN
9780061998218
0061998214
Main Author
Adam Gudeon (-)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Gudeon's first picture book uses naïf stick figures and candy-colored backgrounds to create a book that feels as if it might have been drawn and written by an actual child. "Breakfast Time," it reads on the first page, which shows a stick-haired girl at a table with her red cat, Meow, beside her, bowls of what looks like porridge in front of them. "Yum, Me," it says under the girl. "Yum, Meow," it reads under the cat. She pulls the cat in a red wagon ("Go, Me. Go, Meow"). Gingerly, the text tiptoes into poetry as it describes the many things she and Meow do together: "Stump jumping./ Leaf leaping./ Slip sliding./ Hide hiding." The two enjoy the whole day with no interference from parents or friends; the only doubtful moment is when the girl loses Meow and falls off her tricycle. Meow reappears promptly (and can be found, reassuringly, hiding in the background in all the spreads in which the girl looks for her). The book's lighthearted devotion to everyday pleasures should please youngest readers. Ages 2–5. (Sept.) [Page ]. Copyright 2010 PWxyz LLC

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-K—Simple, childlike pictures and a minimal, childlike narrative describe a day in the life of Me and her constant companion, Meow, her red cat. Beneath a stick figure sun, a smiling child extends her arms above the greeting, "Good morning, Me!" On the facing page, Meow is stretching above the words, "Good morning, Meow!" The two eat breakfast together, and then Me pulls Meow in a red wagon outdoors. They engage in "Stump jumping. Leaf leaping. Slip sliding. Hide hiding." Meow hides from Me, who rides her tricycle, determined to find her pet. When the child falls and weeps, the cat comes to comfort her. As the day continues, they sing, play hide-and-seek, and dress up, ending with "Dream Dreaming." The primitive figures are expertly posed and arranged with simple props on color-saturated spreads to reflect the joy and devotion the companions share. Children as young as two years will appreciate the brevity, rhythm, onomatopoeia, and repetition in the text. Gudeon's work brings to mind the simple composition of Mo Willems's I Am Going! (Hyperion, 2010) and the bold colors of Todd Parr's The Grandma Book (Little, Brown, 2006). Me and Meow may inspire children to talk about a special friend and events in their day.—Laura Scott, Farmington Community Library, MI [Page 74]. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

A little girl and her cat enjoy a full day of playing together.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A sweet story about a little girl and her cat enjoying a full day of play together is perfect for children who are just learning to read and is filled with singsong text accompanied by charming, childlike illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

This is a sweet story about a little girl and her cat. They are the best of friends, and they do everything together'stump jumping, leaf leaping, slip sliding, and lunch munching. But what happens when Meow goes hide hiding?Written in singsong text with childlike illustrations, this is the perfect book for children just learning how to read.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

This is a sweet story about a little girl and her cat. They are the best of friends, and they do everything together—stump jumping, leaf leaping, slip sliding, and lunch munching. But what happens when Meow goes hide hiding?Written in singsong text with childlike illustrations, this is the perfect book for children just learning how to read.