Title: Changing Places
Author: Anne K Edwards
Age Level: 4-8
A clueless house-cat, Whiskers, tries to make a new friend. He is confused by this peculiar looking tail-like creature. The creature is much like his own tail and yet different. For starters, the creature is much longer than his tail and is not furry. But friendship knows no shapes and sizes. Whiskers finds the opportunity to speak with his new-found mate, the snake, and the two trade places.
A trip to the big world outside his known and protective world turns out to be full of ordeal for Whiskers. The same is true for the snake. The outside world is what appeals to him for he isn’t welcome in any household. There’s a lesson to be learnt here — the grass may appear greener on the other side, but it isn’t. That venturing out into the world on one’s own may not be such a great idea is another lesson to be learnt (for toddlers) through this delightful picture book.
Edwards employs brief sentences and the simplest of words to tell this slight tale. Words and pictures together create an utterly engaging picture book experience — eye-catching and just plain fun. The clear lines, bright colors, and cartoonish feel of the illustrations will surely appeal to the book’s intended audience. Well-tuned to the preschool sense of humor.
About the Author
Anne K. Edwards enjoys writing tales for children when she’s not focusing on a mystery. Some stories are ideas taken from little misadventures of her cat who actually did fall off the porch and land on a large blacksnake as it was sunning itself. Both were more than a little surprised.
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