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Construction Cat

Construction Cat

After saying goodbye to her loving family, a hard-working mother cat heads to her job at a construction site.

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ISBN 9781481490948
Barcode 9781481490948
Published 1 January 2019 by Simon & Schuster
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Odanaka, Barbara
Illustrated by Hanson, Sydney
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781481490948
ISBN-10 148149094X
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Imprint Simon & Schuster
Publication Date 1 January 2019
International Publication Date 9 October 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Odanaka, Barbara
Illustrated by Hanson, Sydney
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 40
Dimensions Width: 279mm
Height: 254mm
Spine: 10mm
Weight 508g
Interest Age 4-8 years
Reading Age 4-8 years
Library of Congress Stories in rhyme, Cats, Families, Construction workers
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code E
Catalogue Code 958678

Description of this Book

Cats in hard hats make work seem like play in this cheery, rhyming picture book about building something and having a loving family to share your accomplishments with. Construction cat wakes up at dawn, grabs her boots and tugs them on... It's time to build! Tail high, Construction Cat kisses her family goodbye and goes to work with the other cats on a construction site. They lug lumber and pound nails, they saw, sand, and sweep the dust, all to build a truly paw-some park that they can't wait to share with friends and family! Sydney Hanson's lively and lovable cats combined with Barbara Odanaka's rhythmic story create a universal story that is a joy to read again and again.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review [A] simple, upbeat story about a working mom who gets the job done. * Common Sense Media *

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Author's Bio

Barbara Odanaka is a former Los Angeles Times reporter who left daily journalism to backpack around the world and write children's books. She is the author of Construction Cat, as well as Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash and A Crazy Day at the Critter Cafe. Her polydactyl cat, Mittens, is much too lazy to work heavy machinery. Please visit Ms. Odanaka at BarbaraOdanaka.com. Sydney Hanson is the illustrator of Construction Cat. She was raised in Minnesota alongside numerous pets and brothers. When she wasn't tunneling through snowdrifts or rescuing frogs from rain gutters, she was drawing. Her illustrations and paintings still reflect these early adventures and are marked by a love for animals and the natural world. She lives in Los Angeles where she's worked for several animation shops. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending time outside with her adopted brother, a Labrador retriever named Cash.

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