Eric Rohmann's imagination is a place I'd like to live in. His imagery is stunning in The Cinder-Eyed Cats. He has created a book that you will pick up again and again, if only to flip through the beautiful images. It will become a well-loved part of your library.
This book is a small boy's dreamlike journey to an island inhabited by the cats. He flies there in a boat and falls asleep. That's when the wonderous events begin.
You'll see flying fish, slinky cats, all revolving around and around in giddy circles. When the morning comes, the boy must return home and the cats get their rest.
Parents will have a good time reading this book to their younger children, while slightly older (5 - 8) will enjoy reading it to themselves.
Rohmann is also the creator of Time Flies, a Caldecott Honor Book, that is just as beautiful as this one.
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