City Cat | Little Lit Book Series
City Cat | Little Lit Book Series
City Cat | Little Lit Book Series

Can anyone guess the European landmark in the last photo?

City Cat follows a family on a beautiful trip through Europe.  He tags along, traveling with them by hitchhiking on different modes of transportation, visiting sites and cultural landmarks in each city.  His trip is encapsulated in Banks’ lovely rhyme and Castillo’s warm and amiable sketches.  The language is rich with a sophisticated lexicon, so if you're reading this with a young child, it would be good to read it at least a few times to explain the definitions and nuances of unfamiliar words.

The ending is slightly wistful when you realize that City Cat doesn't have a place he calls home.  He's a roamer.  This book is a great introduction to a handful of major European cities with short descriptions at the end about the landmarks that City Cat visits on his journey.  Click here for a video preview of the book.

City Cat was written by Kate Banks, illustrated by Lauren Castillo and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

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