CANCELLED Virtual Event: Caldecott Winner Brendan Wenzel discusses Indoor Cat

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 6:30pm

River Bend Bookshop Presents Caldecott Winning Author/Illustrator Brendan Wenzel


River Bend is delighted to host author and illustrator Brendan Wenzel for a virtual event to celebrate his newest picture book, Inside Cat.  This event will be held via Zoom, and registration is required.  


About the Author

Brendan Wenzel is a NY Times bestselling author and illustrator, with great affection for all things furred, feathered and scaly. When not creating books for children, he is a proud collaborator with many groups working to protect and conserve wild places and creatures. Brendan’s book They All Saw a Cat received a 2017 Caldecott honor.


About the Book


Inside Cat is a funny and wise celebration of observation, curiosity, and indoor life.

From the endlessly inventive Caldecott Honor author/illustrator of They All Saw a Cat comes a picture book that is playful, perceptive, and full of delights. Inside Cat is just that: an inside cat. But while the cat's life is bound by the walls of an unusual house, it's far from dull. As the cat wanders, wonders, stares, and snacks, roaming from room to room and place to place, both cat and reader discover worlds and sensations beyond what's right in front of them. And just when Inside Cat is sure it knows everything, another surprise awaits! Fresh, funny, and wise, Inside Cat is a feast for the eyes and the imagination.

A BOOK THAT ENCOURAGES IMAGINATIVE THINKING: All of Brendan Wenzel's books play with observation, perception, and the imagination. Readers will see how the cat's imagination grows as it explores its building and will be inspired to make their own imaginative journeys.

A BOOK THAT ENCOURAGES OBSERVATION: There are many details in this book, from the decorations in the different rooms to the animals that appear. Readers will enjoy seeing how these details affect the cat, and will flip pages back and forth to see how the cat has incorporated these details into its thinking.

A BOOK THAT MAKES THE MOST OF THE INDOORS: The cat's world is inside a building, and it enjoys every aspect of being inside. The book sends a positive message about playing inside that parents will appreciate.

GREAT TO READ ALOUD: The rhythmic narrative and refrains are catchy and fun to read out loud and invite audience participation.


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Inside Cat Cover Image
By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452173191
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - October 12th, 2021

They All Saw A Cat (Cat Books for Kids, Beginning Reading Books, Preschool Prep Books) Cover Image
By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452150130
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - August 30th, 2016

Hello Hello (Books for Preschool and Kindergarten, Poetry Books for Kids) Cover Image
By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781452150147
Published: Chronicle Books - March 20th, 2018

A Stone Sat Still Cover Image
By Brendan Wenzel (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781452173184
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - August 27th, 2019