Spot, the Cat by Henry Cole

Spot, the Cat by Henry Cole

Spot, the Cat by Henry Cole; illustrated by Henry Cole. 2016. Black and white; very detailed

Brief Summary: Spot, the cat, sees a bird outside an opened window and decides to climb down the vines to get it. The reader follows Spot on his little outing looking for Spot in each page turn. The little boy looks for his cat. They both end up home again.

Comment: Fun, detailed art had me looking for Spot on each page.  The story is very simple as Spot wanders through the city and back to his home as his little owner looks for him. Stories without Words.  One lesson I would use this book and other “stories without words” books would be during the beginning of the first trimester with kindergartners and first graders to show how we can tell stories by just looking at pictures. Put the students in twos to look at a book together and then start from the beginning to retell it to one another.

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