Format: Picture Books
Dimensions: 32 Pages, 7.87 × 9.84 × 0.39 in
Published: March 23, 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1416940057
ISBN - 13: 9781416940050
About the Book
"In the city, windows light.
How many cats will dance tonight? "
It's just a quiet evening in the city. Or is it? As the sun sets
in the sky, dancing felines take to the streets and rooftops for a
night on the town.
Come along one night on Easy Street as a pair of cats start to
groove to the beat. Count the cats by twos (and hunt for their
number hidden on the page!) in this foot-tapping, finger-snapping
From the Publisher
From two cats waltzing to twenty cats in a conga line, dancing felines take to the streets, the fire escapes, and the rooftops in this charming concept picture book that is part counting and part introduction to music, dance, and rhythm. The short rhyming text makes it a perfect read-aloud treat, and with vivid illustrations from a breakout DreamWorks animator, readers and listeners alike will be thrilled to see what happens one night on Easy Street when a pair of cats start to groove to the beat.
About the Author
Jon Klassen is a writer and illustrator of children's books. He won the 2013 Caldecott Medal for illustration, recognizing This Is Not My Hat, which he also wrote. He is also well known for his 2011 picture book I Want My Hat Back. Jon studied animation at Sheridan College. He moved to Los Angeles after graduation and made an animated short with Dan Rodriques, An Eye for Annai. He worked on Neil Gaiman's Coralin and Kung Fu Panda, and was the art director for U2's animated video for I'll Go Crazy If I Don't Go Crazy Tonight."
"...Klassen's retro-looking illustrations of a posse of cool cats,
in pale pink tuxedos and poodle skirts, are fun to look at. Lights
dimly glow in the background from elegant French casements and
alley tenements alike, as though the black, white and gray cats had
the free run of the city."--New York Times,
August 15th 2010