Drawing another artist’s work is HARD for an autistic 10-year old! So when we saw this simple toddler book we thought to give it a try…
My 10-year old nephew and I read books together every week and he draws a picture from the pages that captures his fancy. As a budding bookworm, artist and a child with an autistic aphasia we bond through stories and art.
by Toni Yuly
Published January 26th 2016
by Feiwel & Friends
Cat loves to nap. If only he could find a good resting place to hide from playful (and wide awake) Kitten! Opposites and hide-and-seek make this a fun story for nap time — or anytime.
pencil, colored pencils and pen
A lovely beginner reader for budding artists and cat lovers.
Cat wants to take a nap but kitten won’t let her and hunts her down where ever she finds to hide. This is way below my nephew’s reading level. (He has a kind of aphasia so ALL words are a struggle but for the most part these are beginner words that he knows.)
We picked it because of the basic drawings and the color block nature of the art. The art was absolutely incredible, simple and yet compelling at the same time and made reading the book great fun. We giggled together as kitten sought out cat and pounced on her at every turn. The words weren’t stretching him but he picked the hardest spread in the book to draw! Each spread was so much fun from the fishbowl to the garden to the basement. I think for young readers, particularly animal lovers this would become a go to book for them to learn basic words and pour over the incredibly bright and attractive drawings.
At the end my nephew was quite touched by the cats snuggling up together. It reminded him of his mom and how much he loves her. The message in this book is not straightforward at all but goes right to your heart!
Age Range: 1-3 years
Can Grow with a Child?
Message Driven Story?
Worthy of a Home Library?
Appropriate for Special Needs?