Mr. Katapat may look like an ordinary man, but he's really a great adventurer. Some days he's a sheriff, bringing justice to the Wild West. Other days he's fighting off bloodthirsty pirates or rescuing a princess from a fire- breathing dragon. How does one ordinary man find himself at the center of so many amazing adventures? Through books of course! Mr. Katapat may have sMr. Katapat may look like an ordinary man, but he's really a great adventurer. Some days he's a sheriff, bringing justice to the Wild West. Other days he's fighting off bloodthirsty pirates or rescuing a princess from a fire- breathing dragon. How does one ordinary man find himself at the center of so many amazing adventures? Through books of course! Mr. Katapat may have seen some incredible things, but his greatest adventure is just a page-turn away. Droll illustrations and an endearing character celebrate the fun of reading and the worlds of adventure that a good book can bring....
|Title||:||Mr. Katapat's Incredible Adventures|
|Number of Pages||:||40 Pages|
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Mr. Katapat's Incredible Adventures Reviews
I thought Mr. Katapat looked very familiar. And he does indeed! He looks very much like one Mr. Bliss, created by J. R. R. Tolkien in the late 1900’s. But instead of wheels, Mr. Katapat has a spaceship on the cover, and those are the sign of the times. Right? Well, somewhat. Not quite.The greatest adventures of Mr. Katapat’s are ones to make the reader fall in love: the perils of jungles, time travel, fighting for justing in the wild west and even being a sleuth. All of those come with the special tinge of Mr. Katapat’s incredible adventures taking place in the pages of books!Surprising, lovely, captivating. For book lovers, Stephane Barroux created a fitting gift.
At a simple and exciting level, this picture book has the ability to spark reflective thinking in school-age readers by exploring the idea that books can serve as vehicles for transforming our lives. The story tells of Mr. Katapat traveling to exotic places and taking on fantastical roles every time he reads a new book. This is not a new idea, but Barroux uses rhythmic language to pace the rich color of the cartoon-like illustrations that depict Mr. Katapat on his various escapades. The book is not didactic in its approach. It is very subtle and crafted as the adventures begin and the pictures show him being a pirate or sheriff. Barroux does a nice job of merging these adventures in books with experiences in real life. The irony is heartfelt when Mr. Katapat begins his own story with his wife, who he meets one day while they both are reading. Mr. Katapat's Incredible Adventures is touching, interesting, and offers many points for discussion among young readers about the fascination of books and how stories can enrich our lives.
This was a weird way to choose a book: find it mistakenly placed in the fiction section of the children's room at the library. Instead of putting into the bin to be re-shelved, check it out!Mr. Katapat has lots of adventures by reading about things in books. I was able to relate some of the places he goes to my 2 1/2 y/o by reminding him of similar adventures they have on the Backyardigans on Nick Jr. While the ending with a "love story" with his neighbor lady seems not really appropriate in a child's book, the book is nicely illustrated and is an enjoyable read, just maybe not one that gets requested over and over again.
This book is a great example to kids, that books can take you on great adventures! It also promotes the use the library, which is always a good thing.
I love the painted illustrations and the simplicity of this story. Great for a read-aloud, just not Caldecott material.
The idea behind this book is a good one, but it is not the best "book about books" that is out there -- look to Michael Garland for that.
The first page reminded me of the Guide from Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Or possibly Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey.
the library recommended it, i believe, because it is about loving books. we were bored by the story.