Meow (Hardcover)

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Meow (Hardcover)

By Chris Raschka, Chris Raschka (Illustrator)

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Two-time Caldecott Medal winner Chris Raschka celebrates the enduring bond between best friends—a young girl and her cat. Meow is an innovative and surprising tale of friendship, love, anger, hurt, kindness, and forgiveness. A must-have for the youngest reader and cat lovers everywhere.

A girl and her cat, Marigold, are best friends. When the girl accidently steps on Marigold’s tail, the surprised and hurt cat runs for cover. But after some time apart and an apology, all is forgiven, and Marigold and the girl are friends again.

Two-time Caldecott Medal winner Chris Raschka introduces various renditions of the word “meow” throughout, each offering a collaborative, educational, and innovative way to interpret the story. With two compelling main characters, an entire rainbow of emotions, a playful text composed almost exclusively using only four letters (M E O W), and lively illustrations, Meow is ideal for visual literacy, beginning readers, very young children, social and emotional development, and for classroom story hours. 

Chris Raschka is the creator of many distinguished and award-winning books for children. He has received two Caldecott Medals—one for The Hello, Goodbye Window, written by Norton Juster, and one for his own A Ball for Daisy. He also received a Caldecott Honor for Yo! Yes? Chris Raschka was the US nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2012 and 2016 and has been awarded a New York Times Best Illustrated Book citation five times. He lives in New York City with his family.



Chris Raschka is the creator of many distinguished and award-winning books for children. He has received two Caldecott Medals—one for The Hello, Goodbye Window, written by Norton Juster, and one for his own A Ball for Daisy. He also received a Caldecott Honor for Yo! Yes? Chris Raschka was the US nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2012 and 2016 and has been awarded a New York Times Best Illustrated Book citation five times. He lives in New York City with his family.

Product Details ISBN: 9780063049352
ISBN-10: 006304935X
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Publication Date: May 31st, 2022
Pages: 32
Language: English

“An orange-gold cat with green eyes named Marigold explores a house and playfully interacts with her owner until, distracted, the little girl steps on Marigold’s tail, turning her “meow” into a “me-OW!” . . . [An] almost wordless picture book—although the handful of wordplay that is included is clever . . . The cat is so unmistakably catlike in its behavior and attitude that cat owners will find a few additional chuckles between the pages.” — Booklist

“Raschka chronicles a search for intimacy from a cat’s point of view. . . . The delicate balancing act between loving, wanting to be loved, and yearning for independence resolves in a tender rom-com ending between child and cat.” — Publishers Weekly

“There are many ways to say ‘­Hello,’ and ‘Meow’ is one of them, but then, ‘Meow’ has many meanings. . . . . Raschka arranges the action in graphic novel sequences with moment-to-moment panels and spreads that create smooth transitions between the poignant scenes. . . . Expressive and engaging, this picture book is the cat’s meow. A warm portrayal of kids and furry friends that introduces young children to phonics, emotions, and active listening.” — School Library Journal