Check out these hot new picture books. In this glorious celebration of observation, curiosity, and imagination, Brendan Wenzel shows us the many lives of one cat, and how perspective shapes what we see. When you see a cat, what do you see? All hail King Baby! He greets his adoring public with giggles and wiggles and coos, posing for photos and allowing hugs and kisses. But this royal ruler also has many demands, and when his subjects can’t quite keep up, King Baby takes matters into his own tiny hands.
- The mouse sees the cat as a giant, terrifying beast with long, sharp claws. The goldfish sees the cat through the distorting fishbowl.
- King Baby’s old tricks don’t work as well, until the two children come up with a power-sharing arrangement.
- Winter and Widener provide a simple but historically solid introduction to some of the moral crises slavery presented for our nation.
“Beaton is a popular comics artist, and she brings a funny and ironic hipster sensibility to this book about a baby who arrives on the scene and is treated like a king.”