Big Cat, Little Cat by Elisha CooperBig Cat, Little Cat by Elisha Cooper

Big Cat, Little Cat

byElisha Cooper

Picture Books | March 14, 2017

Pricing and Purchase Info

$21.54 online 
$23.50 list price save 8%
Earn 108 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


A 2018 Caldecott Honor book

There was a cat
who lived alone.
Until the day
a new cat came . . .

And so a story of friendship begins, following the two cats through their days, months, and years until one day, the older cat has to go. And he doesn't come back.

This is a poignant story, told in measured text and bold black-and-white illustrations about the act of moving on.

Elisha Cooper is the award-winning author of many books for young readers including Train, Farm, Beach, 8: An Animal Alphabet, and Dance!, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book. Big Cat, Little Cat is Elisha's first book with Roaring Brook Press. He lives with his family and two cats in New York City.
Title:Big Cat, Little CatFormat:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 8.85 × 9.34 × 0.45 inPublished:March 14, 2017Publisher:Roaring Brook PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1626723710

ISBN - 13:9781626723719


Editorial Reviews

A Caldecott Honor Book5 starred reviews!"With quiet grace, Cooper delivers the message that love persists through loss."-Publishers Weekly, starred review"Cooper's gentle tale of the loss of a feline friend is perfect bibliotherapy for those who have lost a loved pet. "-Kirkus Reviews, starred review"Kids won't have to be cat lovers to find this endearing and quietly reassuring, while young cat owners will want to tell the tale of their own feline friends."-Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review"A gentle, loving look at the life cycle of pets; young readers will be able to gain confidence in retelling the story using the text and the pictures."-School Library Journal, starred review"Cooper's thick black lines produce figures full of kinetic energy and personality. The circular nature of the story is beautifully reinforced by the repetition in both art and text, and the result is at once realistic and comforting."-The Horn Book, starred review"In a final double-page spread the two dream happily, completing the concept of the circle of life in loving contentment."-Booklist