Oscar and the Mooncats
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Oscar and the Mooncats

Oscar and the Mooncats
by Lynda Gene Rymond, illus. by Nicoletta Ceccoli
published Fall 2007, Houghton Mifflin Company

Oscar loves his boy.

He also loves stinky cat food for breakfast and crunchy cat food for dinner.

He loves his catnip mouse and his red pillow by the window. Maybe more than anything else, though, he loves to jump up on top of things and watch . . . everything.

Oscar loves his boy. But is love enough to get him home again?

"In this sweet picture book, an adventurous cat refuses to give up on going home when he strays too far. Little children will admire his courage and children and their grownups alike will admire the wonderfully creative multimedia artwork that Nicoletta Ceccoli has created to accompany the text. Using plasticine, collage, acrylics, and computer graphics, CeccoliÕs artwork has the depth and atmosphere which perfectly captures the magical moonlit scenes in the story." from LookingGlassreviews.com

"This very sweet tale about the love between a pet and his owner is also about the meaning of home. The illustrations by Ceccoli are stunning; they are warm and soft and have a dreamlike quality. I would buy any book featuring CeccoliÕs mesmerizing drawings." from

"Ceccoli incorporates...collage elements...into elaborately worked digital starscapes that have a convincingly 3-D look." from
Kirkus Reviews (10/01/2007)

"[T]he appealing illustrations are in a league of their own...sure to draw children into [this] out-of-this world adventure." from Booklist, ALA (10/15/2007)

Oscar and the Mooncats

Art ©2007 by Nicoletta Ceccoli, used with permission by Houghton Mifflin Company