I Went Walking by Sue Williams
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I went walking.
What did you see?
I saw a black cat
Looking at me.

These catchy stanzas frolic through the Australian author Sue Williams’s simple, funny read-aloud picture book that tracks a crazy-haired boy’s stroll through the countryside. The boy sees a black cat, then a brown horse, then a red cow, and so on, and before he knows it, he’s being trailed by the entire menagerie! The Australian illustrator Julie Vivas brings the parade to life in lovely, lively watercolors—when the pink pig looks at the boy, for example, the boy sprays off his muddy body with a hose. Big type, repetition, friendly art, clean design—and the visual guessing game created by introducing each animal only partially at first—make this beloved tale a winner at story time.

 

About Sue Williams

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Williams graduated from Brighton University in 1986 specializing in illustration and is now an established artist working from her north London studio. JULIE VIVAS is illustrator of I Went Walking, Let's Go Visiting, the Mem Fox classics Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge and Possum Magic, and several other picture book titles. She lives in Australia.
 
Published January 1, 1989 by Gulliver Books. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A beguiling cumulative story, beginning ""I went walking./What did you see?/I saw a black cat/Looking at me."" This simple verbal motif is repeated with several other familiar animals, while Vivas' playful, affectionate, stunningly designed illustrations hint at the surprises revealed at each pag...

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Out for a stroll, a girl sees a variety of creatures--rendered in Vivas's distinctive, whimsical style--``looking at me.'' Ages 3-7. (Aug.)

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Out for a stroll, a girl sees a variety of creatures--rendered in Vivas's distinctive, whimsical style--``looking at me.'' Ages 3-7.

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