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Children's Fiction Cats

Jungle Cat

by (author) Andrew Larsen

illustrated by Udayana Lugo

Publisher
Orca Book Publishers
Initial publish date
May 2023
Category
Cats, Friendship, City & Town Life, Humorous Stories
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781459834668
    Publish Date
    May 2023
    List Price
    $16.99
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9781459834644
    Publish Date
    May 2023
    List Price
    $21.95

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 3 to 5
  • Grade: p to k
  • Reading age: 3 to 5

Description

An indoor cat brings a community together after his dreams of exploring the outside world quickly go awry.

Bob is an orange tabby cat with big dreams. He lives in a safe and friendly apartment building with his human, Pippa, but Bob knows he is more than an indoor cat—he's a Jungle Cat! When he sneaks outside to chase after his dream, Bob's adventure suddenly gets too wild. It's a good thing jungle cats know when to ask for help!

Vibrantly illustrated with playful depictions of city and apartment life, this is the delightful story of an over-confident cat who learns about the comforts of community and home.

About the authors

 

Andrew Larsen est père au foyer et auteur. Quand il était enfant, il passait toujours une partie de son été au chalet de ses grands-parents, situé sur une colline, près d'un lac. Andrew habite à Toronto. Il a publié sept albums jeunesse.

 

Andrew Larsen is a father, homemaker and author. When he was a child, he would spend a part of every summer with his grandparents at their cottage on a hill, by a lake. Andrew now lives in a downtown Toronto neighbourhood. He has published seven picture books.

 

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Udayana Lugo was born in Russia, but grew up in Mexico City, Mexico, where she studied product design. She later completed her masters in Italy before life took her back to Mexico, then to the United Kingdom. It was there that she decided to become an illustrator, although she can’t remember a time when she wasn’t drawing. Udayana uses a variety of traditional media in her art, and her sketchbooks smell of hairspray, which she uses to fix her drawings. She currently lives with her husband and two kids in Vancouver, Canada, where she carries a sketchbook with her constantly to draw whatever captures her attention.

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Awards

  • Commended, CCBC Best Books for Kids & Teens

Editorial Reviews

“This story shows life in a city, with lots of sights and sounds and a diverse group of neighbors in a variety of professions…Demonstrates the values of imagination and pretend play, as well as the benefits of being part of a community where neighbors become friends and extended family…A great choice for a read-aloud.”

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLCD)

“This story shows life in a city, with lots of sights and sounds and a diverse group of neighbors in a variety of professions…Demonstrates the values of imagination and pretend play, as well as the benefits of being part of a community where neighbors become friends and extended family…A great choice for a read-aloud.”

Children's Literature Comprehensive Database (CLDC)

“Lively and filled with delightful, witty details...A welcome reminder that whether you’re a cat or a human, it’s nice to have friendly people around ready to help you out.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Engaging…Full of good humor and patience, creating an ideal existence for a spoiled kitty.”

Booklist

“Kids will very much enjoy this tale, while appreciating the multicolored digital artwork that includes details sure to invite notice and conversation.”

Sal's Fiction Addiction

“Beautifully illustrated book with bright colours and detailed pictures...will likely become a favourite…Recommended.”

CM Magazine

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