When Cats Dream by Dav Pilkey

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When cats are awake, the world stays the same--predictable. Food and toys are in their places, and soft, warm laps await. But when cats go to sleep, anything can happen--and does. Their two-tone world blooms into extravagant color. The fishbowl becomes an ocean, and they can dance on the heads of sleeping dogs and never be afraid in this imaginative rhapsody. Full color.
 

About Dav Pilkey

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Dav Pilkey was born on March 4th, 1966 in Cleveland, Ohio. His father was a steel salesman, and his mother was the organist at a local church. In 1984, Pilkey attended Kent State University as an art major. One of Pilkey's freshman English professors complimented him on his creative writing skills, and encouraged him to write books, which launched him into his career. He found out about a contest for students who write and illustrate their own books, with the winners earning the prize of publication. Pilkey began creating his first book, "World War Won," and entered it in The National Written and Illustrated By...Awards Contest for Students. Pilkey won the contest and flew to Kansas City, Missouri to meet the editors and publishers at Landmark Editions, Inc. Soon after the publication of World War Won, Dav moved back to Kent, Ohio where he had gone to college. In 1997, Pilkey won the Caldecott Honor for his book "The Paperboy" but is perhaps better known for his "Captain Underpants" series, which he had created while still in elementary school. His title Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers made Publisher's Weekly best seller list for 2011.
 
Published August 1, 1992 by Orchard Books. 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When puss goes to sleep (in Whistler's mother's lap), the illustrations bloom into full color and expand to fill pages of surreal activity echoing the fantasies of such great voyagers in the dream world as Henri Rousseau and (Pilkey's apparent favorite) Chagall.

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Pilkey envisions cats' dreams in a ""Chagallian landscape of inverted reality,"" said PW in a starred review, describing the book as ""a celebration of the imagination and the extraordinary."" Ages 4-7.

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cats can fly to the moon or to the jungle, where they sashay among stars or bigger cats.

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