Imagine you are a dog or a flea or a mouse. A cat looks really different, especially if you’re worried about getting eaten.
I took this one to a third grade class I visit, because I know they have a unit later in the year on perspective. Lucky for me, though, they are also talking about perspective now, and it fit perfectly in with a lesson on how different characters might see the same situation. Reading this book is an easy way to get that across, although I think most younger kids would love it just for the art. The bees seem kind of pointillist. The birds fly high above. Does a skunk see in black and white? That mouse is kind of freaked out, isn’t it? There’s a lot to talk about.
They All Saw A Cat, Brendan Wenzel