REVIEWMeeow the black cat returns with a fun and simple tale about the importance of imaginative play. When a rainy day interrupts his plans with friends, Meeow takes the lead by offering materials that are creatively transformed into fun props for an adventurous day of dramatic play. MEEOW AND THE BLUE TABLE, repurposed as a castle, show the magical in the everyday.
The bold illustrations and sparse text make this a great book for sharing with the very young. The text also serves as a dialogic medium to draw the readers into the story asking them questions such as: “What are they making? Why does (Meeow ) put the (red blanket) on the blue table?” Color concepts and actions are highlighted to offer adult readers additional opportunities for engagement.
Perfect for a rainy day, read MEEOW AND THE BLUE TABLE and then allow children the opportunity to explore their own imagination by offering them supplies to create props for a story of their making.
Check out some of Meeow’s other adventures:MEEOW AND THE POTS AND PANS. ISBN 9781907152351
MEEOW AND THE BIG BOX. ISBN 9781906250867
MEEOW AND THE LITTLE CHAIRS. ISBN 9781906250881
Other great books on imaginative play:Portis, Antoinette. NOT A BOX. ISBN 9780061123238
Portis, Antoinette. NOT A STICK. ISBN 9780061123252
By Marianne Crandall Follis