Where Is Kitty Cat?

The idea behind Marijke Klompmaker’s first solo picture book is a simple one: the cat has gone missing – and the reader is invited to help search various houses in the neighbourhood. But the way the idea is developed is surprising and original.

Children's books
Original title
Waar is Polle Poes?
Author
Marijke Klompmaker

With a beautifully bold and meandering style, Klompmaker uses pencil, brush and collage to build higgledy-piggledy themed houses with undulating walls. The protagonist, Nova, looks for Polle the cat in the homes of crooks and construction workers, inventors and astronauts, mythical creatures and fictional characters. Every packed picture has its own colour palette, so the cheerful chaos remains a united whole. For anyone who thinks they’ve seen it all, there are additional things to search for at the back of the book.

30 pages
3+

There are look-and-find books and there are special look-and-find books. This one falls into the second category

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