We read it to one of her friends who came over for a play date. Both girls were absolutely enthralled by the story of the mooncats. December 27, - Published on Amazon. November 11, - Published on Amazon. He has also taken it to Show and Tell at preschool. He identifies with the boy and loves the adventure of the cat.
I think he is reassured by the ending. Well written and love the illustrations. Not at all hard for an adult to read repeatedly. December 26, - Published on Amazon. Love this book. Illustrations and story are magical. Highly recommend. Go to Amazon. Discover the best of shopping and entertainment with Amazon Prime. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery on millions of eligible domestic and international items, in addition to exclusive access to movies, TV shows, and more. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations.
View or edit your browsing history. Back to top. Get to Know Us. It is a sweet story and I love the dynamic between the cat and his boy. The cat is this wild, mind-of-his-own kind of creature who pushes the limits of himself and the world about him—sound familiar? The boy cares for him, meeting both physical and emotional needs—who could that be? Rymond and Ceccoli are empathetic to them both.
Nicoletta Ceccoli makes gorgeous use of mixed-media illustration—as expected. Ceccoli plays with perspective, shifting angles and depths, manipulating the lighting and lengthening distances, heights—which is of course is pertinent to the story. What can Oscar see from those heights of his? It is fun to pick out the references in the text as well as the other objects Ceccoli places in the setting. The sweets tin placed upon the top of the book cabinet is a nice touch, and the repetition of object-memory from the living room at the beginning and outer space. I knew I could expect a treat from Ceccoli, her colors, textures, lighting and perspectives, but Rymond was new and the story equally unanticipated.
Love when it all comes together. Without a doubt the story benefits from Ceccoli, but it does stand along quite captivating on its own. Recommendations usually run from ages , but this would be good further along for those early readers who still crave the interactive qualities of picture books. Feb 24, Rachel rated it really liked it Shelves: picture-books.
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Oscar is a housecat who loves to jump up on things, like the refrigerator or the top the bookshelf. One night he jumps out the window and onto the moon!
Then the story turns into a cat version of the myth of Hades and Persephone. I thought it was a little disturbing for a picture book but the disturbing bits went right over my four-year-old's head. There is a page where the black text is placed on top of a dark gray moonscape and it's VERY hard to read. Adult readers will find it hard Oscar is a housecat who loves to jump up on things, like the refrigerator or the top the bookshelf.
Adult readers will find it hard to read and child readers don't need something like that making reading more difficult. Aug 19, Relyn rated it it was ok Recommended to Relyn by: I like the illustrator. I told you how much I love Nicoletta Ceccoli's work. I ordered each book the library had that she had illustrated. I must say, none of the illustrations lived up to the first one of hers I discovered.
I that could be the subject matter, though as I have a thing for museums, castles, and art. The art was whimsical and fun on this one. The story was fine, but not great. I won't be reading it aloud to my class. Mar 04, Alice rated it it was ok Shelves: stars. It just got weird. I thought the idea of cats on the moon was cool, but then a cow shows up?
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The fantasy was lost on me. I was yawning and hoping it would be over. What saved if from giving a 2 star or lower Jun 23, Coral rated it really liked it Shelves: childrens. This is a 3-star story with 5-star illustrations. The pictures more than make up for what the story lacks. My daughter liked it well enough, but once Oscar got to the moon, it was a little creepy for me. Maybe I read too much into a children's story, but the mooncats reminded me of cult members trying to get Oscar to drink the cream, forget his past life and become one of them. Feb 19, The Brothers rated it really liked it Shelves: cats , moon , homecoming.
An interesting story about a little kitten who likes to jump and manages to make it to the moon. He plays with large silvery cats he finds there and is almost persuaded to drink some cream provided by the the cow the jumps over the moon - which would turn him into a moon cat too. The illustrations are really interesting to look at. Feb 23, Krista the Krazy Kataloguer rated it liked it Shelves: read-cat-books , read-childrens-books , read-sci-fi-fantasy. It's cute, with fanciful illustrations, and certainly an original story idea, but it just didn't grab me.
I liked the part where the cat was on earth, but once he leaped to the moon, that was too much of a stretch for me, I guess. I did enjoy the illustrations, though, and would like to see more from the illustrator, Nicoletta Ceccoli. View 2 comments. Jan 27, Ashley rated it it was amazing.
Who says that only a cow could jump to the moon? Try telling that to adventurous Oscar, a small earth cat who goes a little wild one night. But once he jumps to the moon, can Oscar find his way back to the Earth and back to his boy? Beautifully illustrated and enjoyable to read. A sharing book for cat lovers and non.
Oscar and the Mooncats
Jun 10, Mckinley rated it it was ok Shelves: picture , cat , fantasy. Liked the illustrations but not the story all that much. Jun 13, Jillybean marked it as to-read. Feb 13, Monica rated it really liked it Shelves: art-photo-jewelry , nicoletta-ceccoli , children , own. Very cute book! Jul 03, Christy added it. Oscar and the Mooncats by Lynda Gene Rymond Nov 18, JeanieR rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , books-i-own.
The story is kinda weird but I love the lovely illustrations. Apr 22, Shockvalue rated it it was amazing. Illustrations are great. Story is good. My son 3 loves to hear it, and I 40 love to read it. Jun 21, Aerin rated it really liked it Shelves: children , illustrations-of-note , gift-worthy , picture-book.