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Owlkids Books

My Cat Looks Like My Dad
By (author): Thao Lam
9781771473514 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Juvenile: Age (years) from 3 - 7 JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Alternative Family Apr 15, 2019
$19.95 CAD
Forthcoming 8.75 x 11 x 0.38 in | 460 gr 32 pages Full-color paper collage illustrations throughout Owlkids Books
A funny, surprising, and heartwarming look at nontraditional families

New from the creator of Wallpaper and Skunk on a String comes a witty and uplifting picture book that will speak to families of all varieties about how family really is what you make it.

Minimal text paired with bright paper-collage illustrations create comparisons on each spread in which the narrator talks about their family—especially the striking similarities between Dad and the cat. Both have orange hair, love milk, start their days with stretches, appreciate a good nap, and are brave (some of the time). The narrator is more like Mom, with wild hair, blue eyes, and a love of dancing.

A surprising twist at the end reveals the narrator’s unexpected identity, also hinted at with clues in the art throughout the book. Warmth and whimsy in the illustrations add a playful balance to the story’s deeper message about the love that makes a family a unit, no matter how unusual it may look from the outside.

Thao Lam is the critically acclaimed author/illustrator of Wallpaper and Skunk on a String. She studied illustration at Sheridan College and has an insatiable love of colored and textured papers, which she uses to create her exuberant collages. She draws inspiration from the stories she hears, from the beauty in everyday things, and from the work of the many illustrators she admires. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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Praise for Wallpaper:
"A unique and visually stunning approach to the classic dilemma of making new friends."

"Lam’s rich visual storytelling illuminates the way that children’s internal lives help them move through loss and anxiety."
– Publishers Weekly (STARRED REVIEW)

Praise for Skunk on a String:
"There are multiple reasons to return to the beginning."

Also Available

Wallpaper Thao Lam 9781771472838 $19.95 CAD Apr 15, 2018
Skunk on a String Thao Lam 9781771471312 $18.95 CAD Mar 15, 2016


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