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The Best Cat, the Est Cat

Libby Hathorn Rosie Handley



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State Library of NSW
01 November 2021

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- This beautifully produced book is a paean to the State Library of NSW and its wondrous collections. A black cat offers to show a girl and boy around the Library and all its things, from the biggEST to the smallEST, the majESTic and the rarESt. He shows them the galleries, where there might be ghosts, the stacks where the conservators work, and praises the staff and librarians who keep it all going. Mixed media (pencil, paint, detailed photographic collage) illustrations by Rosie Handley enhance the text, which is rollicking and rhythmic. And who is the Best Cat? None other than Trim himself! A fabulous introduction to one of our oldest and best-loved public institutions! (And if I can give a plug for the SLNSW- the Children's Library in the Marie Bashir Reading Room is well worth a visit!)  Lindy

Age 3 to 8 A mysterious talking cat invites children through the grand doors of the State Library of NSW in Sydney. It's the Est Cat, who wants to show them the biggest, the smallest, the strangest, the rarest and the gluggiest objects to be found there! They visit secret places, get followed by ghosts, spy special treasures and finally learn the Est Cat's secret.

This delightful tale introduces readers to some of the weird and wonderful artefacts of Australian history, where they live, and the people who look after them.
By:   Libby Hathorn
Illustrated by:   Rosie Handley
Imprint:   State Library of NSW
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 245mm,  Width: 310mm, 
Weight:   450g
ISBN:   9781925831191
ISBN 10:   1925831191
Publication Date:   01 November 2021
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  English as a second language
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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