Like Likes Like by Chris Raschka

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With his extraordinary ear for the heart's language, the author/artist captures the feeling of one cat yearning to find another -- and succeeding. The story is as simple as that. As grand as that. And the pictures, whose changing colors mark emotion as clearly as any words, move the action along at a rhythmic, almost musical clip. At the opening a white kitty is "Unlike the rest. Unlucky, alone." He takes lonesome comfort in "rows and rows of roses," then, stalwart, sets out on his own. "He sees seas, flowers and fliers, a breeze, trees, high wide skies, grass and moss, round mounds, heaps of stones...." But not his heart's desire. Finally, as luck would have it, he finds her as the title promises -- his like across a tawny page: another kitty, waiting. One look, one hug, and all the world is golden.

About Chris Raschka

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Chris Raschka was born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania on March 6, 1959. He received a B.A. from St. Olaf College in 1981. He is an author and illustrator of children's books. His books, Yo! Yes? and Charlie Parker Played Be Bop, are famous for their minimal texts and inventive art. Mysterious Thelonious was made Horn Book's Honor List in 1997 and Hello, Goodbye Window won the Caldecott Medal in 2006.
Published March 15, 1999 by DK CHILDREN. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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A vibrant and delightful picture book about a little white cat who sees all sorts of other animals in pairs, who are obviously happy to be so paired off.

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Raschka's characteristically lean text is a marvel of lyrical vigor, charting the feline's travels with a playful and poetic assortment of rhymes, homonyms, alliteration and imagery--from ""rows and rows of roses"" to ""flowers and fliers"" in a spread with butterflies whose wings seem to be comp...

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