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Age range 3 to 6 No visit to an art gallery can rival this one!

Tom visits a very special exhibition where each picture features a cat. One by one, the cats all leap out and follow him, until a very large, scary cat makes them rush back to the safety of their frames. But these aren't just any cats or any pictures!

Ruth Brown has created her own unique and amusing masterpieces in the style of twelve well known painters from around the world.

Young children will enjoy discovering the pictures with Tom, watching the increasing number of cats following him around, and matching the cats with the pictures.

'Exceptional draughtsmanship makes all her books a feast...a book to lead readers to 13 painters from Mondrian to Munch and Kahlo to Klimt.' - Sunday Times Culture Magazine 'Cleverly conceived and superbly executed.' - Red Reading Hub
By:   Ruth Brown
Illustrated by:   Ruth Brown
Imprint:   Scallywag Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 270mm,  Width: 245mm,  Spine: 4mm
Weight:   220g
ISBN:   9781912650453
ISBN 10:   1912650452
Pages:   32
Publication Date:   01 February 2021
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  0-5 years
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ruth Brown is the creator of some of Britain's best loved children's books. She was born in Devon and now lives in London and Kent. Ruth's books are translated in many languages around the world, and she has won the Earthworm Award, the English Association Award, the Prix Sorciere and been shortlisted 3 times for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

Reviews for A Gallery of Cats

'A Gallery of Cats Brown, whose exceptional draughtsmanship makes all her books a feast, visits a gallery with a difference in this picture book about cats and artists. A book to lead readers to 13 painters from Mondrian to Munch and Kahlo to Klimt.' Sunday Times Culture Magazine;'Ruth Brown is well known for her beautifully imagined realistic images of cats and the world through which they move. Here we see her in her element as she takes a playful look at some of the world's great masterpieces... What a lovely and memorable way to be introduced to the world of art inside the classroom or out of it.' Books for Keeps;'This book is a delight to explore from start to finish. It's imaginative, expressive and immersive. There is a perfect synergy between art and text... simply sublime' Good Night To Read;'Cleverly conceived and superbly executed in her own painterly style, Ruth Brown presents a playful introduction to the work of thirteen world famous artists. Cat lovers and primary teachers in particular will love this novel way of bringing their work to life for children who have yet to see the real pictures.' Red Reading Hub


  • Commended for Kate Greenaway Award 2021

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