Age Range: 4 – 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool – 3
Hardcover: 40 pages
Publisher: Blue Apple Books (March 12, 2013)
Genre: Picture book
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
About the Book:
A runaway kitty named Simon introduces kids to what it takes to put on a show and have a moment in the spotlight. It’s a kid-pleasing peek at a fascinating world the draws both stardom-seekers and those who prefer to remain behind the scenes. With illustrations by a bright new star on the Blue Apple list, kids will discover that there’s just as much interesting stuff behind the footlights – and up in the catwalks – as on the stage!
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When the leading lady of a play goes onstage, her cat gets startled and runs after her. Pretty soon the stage is a madhouse, as people try to get the cat down from the various places he’s climbed.
With simple writing, Backstage Cat is told in first person from the cat’s point of view. The illustrations are different than what I am usually drawn to, but I liked them a lot. This book is short and sweet, with a splash of humor thrown into the mix.