Freedom!

Freedom! Miss Annie Is A Cat Like All Cats Cute, A Little Silly, And Very Mischievous Shes Only A Few Months Old, But Her Masters House Is Already Too Small For Her Kitty Ambitions The Big World Beyond The Windows Calls Her She Discovers The Outdoors, Trees To Climb, Tasty Birds, And Other Catsin Short, The Life Of A Cat This graphic novel was written for a young audience but is entertaining enough for any age Miss Annie is a darling kitten of four months and this issue is a day in her life She is finally old enough to go outside but she finds that outside isn t necessarily as free as she thinks.This book was delightful Miss Annie is so cute and you can t help but fall in love with her She is na ve which offers a lot of charm, especially when she befriends the new mouse that has moved in This is a must have This graphic novel was written for a young audience but is entertaining enough for any age Miss Annie is a darling kitten of four months and this issue is a day in her life She is finally old enough to go outside but she finds that outside isn t necessarily as free as she thinks.This book was delightful Miss Annie is so cute and you can t help but fall in love with her She is na ve which offers a lot of charm, especially when she befriends the new mouse that has moved in This is a must have for cat lovers of all ages.The drawings are light and colorful Miss Annie is drawn as a sweet black and white kitten I rather liked therealistic drawings here, though they maintain their cartoon image All in all, this is a great graphic novel Oh so cute When I got my new kitten Clementine, not Annie , she was four months old, just like the kitten in this book This is one of those books that people who have cats will just squeal over, because it is so adorably accurate and sweet The only reason this gets three stars instead of four is that 1 It s translated from French, and you can really tell Some jokes and funny things do not translate as well to English as they possibly could have, and 2 There are so many books like this T Oh so cute When I got my new kitten Clementine, not Annie , she was four months old, just like the kitten in this book This is one of those books that people who have cats will just squeal over, because it is so adorably accurate and sweet The only reason this gets three stars instead of four is that 1 It s translated from French, and you can really tell Some jokes and funny things do not translate as well to English as they possibly could have, and 2 There are so many books like this This is very much like Binky the Space Cat and Chi s Sweet Home you would think the genre of adorably observant cat graphic novels meant for children would be tapped out But apparently not And I keep reading them, so that must mean something But if I had this checked in at the library I d totally give it to kids This was adorable I love the illustrations.This is a graphic novel comic about a black and white cat named Miss Annie It shows her meeting a mouse, who becomes her best friend and shows the way she interacts with her owners.Also, as she is a few months old, she is allowed to go outside for the first time and while she is outside, she meets two other cats.It s only short but it s just so cute I really love the way it s drawn and the story was simple but sweet. Cute, cute, cute If you have ever loved a cat you will love this graphic novel Good for all ages, beginning readers to adult Perfect for younger comic book fans. Title Freedom Author Frank Le Gall Illustrator Flore Balthazar Genre Graphic NovelTheme s Independence, Friendship, TrustOpening line sentence I m going for a walk in the park Guard the house, Miss Annie Brief Book Summary Miss Annie is a five month old cat, who loves to run around the house and cause a ruckus Even though she likes to run around, her family adores her dearly She especially likes to sit in and listen to Sarah, the daughter in the family, talk to her best friend, Keish Title Freedom Author Frank Le Gall Illustrator Flore Balthazar Genre Graphic NovelTheme s Independence, Friendship, TrustOpening line sentence I m going for a walk in the park Guard the house, Miss Annie Brief Book Summary Miss Annie is a five month old cat, who loves to run around the house and cause a ruckus Even though she likes to run around, her family adores her dearly She especially likes to sit in and listen to Sarah, the daughter in the family, talk to her best friend, Keisha Miss Annie then meets a mouse, and befriends her unlike most cats would do Then, Miss Annie feels the need to experience the outdoor world because she believes she is old enough to explore One day, she finds an open window and decides to climb out An old, eighteen year old cat and a younger cat named Rostropovna see Miss Annie and call her to the roof They explains the rules and dangers of the outdoors, and Miss Annie sees that freedom is not all that she expected it to be However, she is excited to learn the rules of the outdoors so she can experience it later with her new outdoor cat friends Professional Recommendation Review 1 KIRKUS REVIEWMiss Annie might just be a kitten, but she s ready for adventure.Four month old Miss Annie lives with The Dad, The Mom and young mistress Sarah all of whom readers only see from the thighs down Miss Annie defends her territory against potted plants and ventures on to The Dad s desk despite stern warnings because pens and erasers are amusing After all, there is little that a roll on the back and a purr can t fix where humans are concerned Miss Annie s fondest wish is to go outside despite her mouse friend Keshia s warnings of danger When a window s accidentally left open, Miss Annie leaps at the opportunity and meets old Zeno and beautiful Persian Rostropovna, who teach her about dogs and cars and invite her out to run the rooftops at night Prolific French cartoonist Le Gall teams with debut graphic novel illustrator Balthazar and colorist Doo for this first of two simultaneously published urban kitty adventures In Rooftop Cat, Miss Annie gets a cat door, participates in a neighborhood cat fight with unfortunate results for Zeno and finds a male friend for Keshia.A charming balance of cartoon and natural kitty ness in full color, eight panel pages, this cat s eye view of life will induce purrs in feline fans everywhere Graphic fiction 8 12 Professional Recommendation Review 2 Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly Miss Annie is a kitten, and she does all of the expected kitten activities playing with pens and yarn, napping on armchairs, and begging for food But she does the unexpected, too, like befriending a mouse she knows she s supposed to hunt On her first adventure outside of the house, she meets two older cats, Zeno and Miss Rostropovna, who guide her through the big, new world Annie has a wide range of expressions, from her perked ears to the tip of her pert tail, a perfectly captured paragon of kittenhood With a charming sensibility and lovely art in the vein of adult bandes desin es like The Rabbi s Cat, this gentle story of discovery is kept lively with Annie s antics, interior dialogue, and interactions with the creatures, human and otherwise, in her neighborhood Ages 7 10 Mar PUBLISHER Graphic Universe 48 pp 29.27., PUBLISHED 2012 Response to Two Professional Reviews I agree with these reviews and their statements of the vivid, bright illustrations through this book This story of self discovery would be especially relatable for a child who believes they should be givenfreedom in their life I also adore the friendship between Miss Annie and the mouse because it shows the reader that you can be friends with others that are the complete opposite of you Miss Annie and the mouse, Keisha, go against the norm by being friends, and that is a crucial lesson for children to learn Evaluation of Literary Elements The character development of Annie progressed throughout this graphic novel, which I found to be the most compelling literary element Miss Annie initially thinks that she is old enough to do whatever she wants, much like most young teenagers and even older elementary school children She goes behind her Master s back and climbs out window to the outdoors When she runs into cats who have been going outdoors for a long time, she quickly realizes freedom is not what she thought it was going to be She is informed there are rules to being outdoors, and she must follow them to stay safe Miss Annie matures in a short amount of time once she realizes the crucial rules she must follow in order to be able to experience the outdoors It is important for a young child to read about Miss Annie s initial presumptions about freedom and how they change once she is granted independence Consideration of Instructional Application In small groups, students could perform skits of different situations where they have been granted freedom One of the students would have to be a character like Miss Annie the person who is seeking freedom Then there would have to be one two students who would take the role of someone like Keisha who would play the devil s advocate in asking if taking this step of freedom is safe and worth it Lastly, there would be one two students who would give their wisdom and knowledge to the character who was just starting to be independent Different skits could consist of being able to walk home alone from school, staying home without a babysitter, playing at the park with friends without an adult, etc This was adorable It reminded me a bit of a comic book version of those delightful Jenny and the Cat Club books, albeitmodern. This book is about a cat named Annie She is 6 months old and lives with her masters, a married couple and their daughter Annie guards the house when everyone is away, sometimes making messes One day she meets a little mouse she had never met one before She knew she wasn t supposed to like mice but the mouse pleaded with Annie not to eat her Annie agreed and they became friends One of the things Annie wantedthan anything was to go outside and explore Annie s owners weren t sure she This book is about a cat named Annie She is 6 months old and lives with her masters, a married couple and their daughter Annie guards the house when everyone is away, sometimes making messes One day she meets a little mouse she had never met one before She knew she wasn t supposed to like mice but the mouse pleaded with Annie not to eat her Annie agreed and they became friends One of the things Annie wantedthan anything was to go outside and explore Annie s owners weren t sure she was ready to go outside Her mouse friend also warned her about the dangers outside but Annie wasn t scared The next day Annie saw a window open and decided to go outside She climbed to a tree branch where she met an old cat on a rooftop The old cat introduced Annie to a Persian cat named Miss Rostrapovna Rostrapovna wanted to show Annie what to watch out for when she was outside She showed Annie the neighbor s dog and how to avoid cars Annie was thankful for her new friends and after saying goodbye made her way back into the house She went to greet her owner and he noticed dirt and leaves in Annie s fur He appreciated that she went outside and came back, thinking he should give Anniefreedom Annie enjoyed her trip outside and couldn t wait to go out again This book would be good for earlier readers or students who are just starting to read graphic novels This book isof a comic book style graphic novel but contains different chapters to break up the story Chapter breaks are important for students to understand because the story might not continue seamlessly from chapter to chapter This book has a lexile score of 300 which would make it great for grades 1 3 depending on the students reading level In the story Annie learns about the dangers that are outside but also how to handle them from a friend Students need to be OK asking for help in life so this is a good introduction to learning these skills This is the first book in a long series of Miss Annie graphic novels These would be really fun to have in a classroom library for students who want to read something a little different When I first saw this pop up on NetGalley, I knew I had to read it right away I don t like to make comparisons to other books, but it made me think immediately of Binky the Space Cat I loved that book, and thought I would like this one, too Unfortunately, it wasn t as great as I had hoped.The book is a short graphic novel following the adventures of Miss Annie, who wants so badly to go outside I looked up this book and author and it looks like this was previously published in France in 2010 When I first saw this pop up on NetGalley, I knew I had to read it right away I don t like to make comparisons to other books, but it made me think immediately of Binky the Space Cat I loved that book, and thought I would like this one, too Unfortunately, it wasn t as great as I had hoped.The book is a short graphic novel following the adventures of Miss Annie, who wants so badly to go outside I looked up this book and author and it looks like this was previously published in France in 2010 I don t know if something was lost in translation, but the dialogue fell a little flat for me I would have liked it better if it was written in 3rd person rather than 1st person The plot was almost non existent Miss Annie wants to go outside, meets a mouse, goes outside and then comes back It could have been a little meatier The relationship between Miss Annie and the mouse could have been explored , and what Miss Annie learns when she goes outside And maybesuspenseful, with all of the dangers lurking outside At one point, when Miss Annie is outside, she is chased by a ferocious looking dog, but there was no suspense or sense of danger I also didn t really like the family Yes, I have cats, and sometimes they are annoying, but Miss Annie s family didn t seem to like her very much at all.However, after all that negativity, I thought the illustrations were adorable Obviously the illustrator is great at capturing felines and is most likely a cat lover I thought the illustrations of the people weren t as well done, but were made up in the illustrations of the animals When I first read the book, I didn t realize it was originally published in France, and I wished that could have been illustratedin the book Overall, I thought the illustrations were very cute, but the plot and execution were lacking I give this book 2 stars It was OK Miss Annie may just be a kitten, but she sthan ready to explore the world outside her house, no matter what her owners say Miss Annie discovers an open window and seeks out adventure.Originally published in France, Miss Annie has now come to America The first very short volume is split into three stories First we are introduced to Miss Annie, a kitten with big plans, and her owners, The Dad, The Mom, and Sarah Miss Annie makes lots of fun observations about her family, while protecti Miss Annie may just be a kitten, but she sthan ready to explore the world outside her house, no matter what her owners say Miss Annie discovers an open window and seeks out adventure.Originally published in France, Miss Annie has now come to America The first very short volume is split into three stories First we are introduced to Miss Annie, a kitten with big plans, and her owners, The Dad, The Mom, and Sarah Miss Annie makes lots of fun observations about her family, while protecting the house from various pens and plants.Next Miss Annie befriends a mouse, whose name she decides is Keshia, since that s what Sarah calls her best friend, so that s what best friends must be called.Then Miss Annie makes her dash to freedom when a window is left open She meets some streetwise cats who give her lots of advice, not all of which Miss Annie takes.It was a very cute book, great for elementary kids There isn t a whole lot of depth to it, it s pretty straight forward, but it was certainly fun and Miss Annie gets into mischief and has adventures.The art is drawn from Miss Annie s point of view, so we never see the faces of The Mom or The Dad or Sarah They just feet and petting hands to Miss Annie, so that s the only perspective there is Miss Annie is very expressive with her big eyes The panel layout is consistent throughout, two panels across, four down, all the way through.There is another volume of Miss Annie stories, Rooftop Cat, where perhaps we find out what happens to the friendship between Miss Annie and her mouse friend The outdoor cats were very skeptical Miss Annie is a kitten, who is tired of living her life as a housecat She longs for the freedom that she thinks living outside will bring her She gets asked to watch the house alot, but she usually stirs up trouble and mischief instead One day, she befriends a mouse She names it Keshia after her owners daughter s best friend, since she believes that it is what humans call their best friend Keshia s lifetime goal is to find a handsome male mouse, and start a family of her own When Annie Miss Annie is a kitten, who is tired of living her life as a housecat She longs for the freedom that she thinks living outside will bring her She gets asked to watch the house alot, but she usually stirs up trouble and mischief instead One day, she befriends a mouse She names it Keshia after her owners daughter s best friend, since she believes that it is what humans call their best friend Keshia s lifetime goal is to find a handsome male mouse, and start a family of her own When Annie hears this, she explains that her owner is getting her fixed , so that she can never have babies of her own Keshia thinks that weird, but also helpful, since kittens would have killed her and her future family One day, Annie spies an open window, and she climbs outside via that window, only to find herself on a branch She wonders whether to go up or go down until she hears a voice The voice calls her up to the rooftop It belongs to an old yellow tabby cat named Zeno, who intends to train Annie in the ways of the outside cats He also introduces her to Miss Rostropovna, a fluffy white cat that lives nearby, who takes Annie in the forbidden garden, where they get chased away by a dog After that, Annie returns home I enjoyed this volume, even though it was really short The drawings were really nice, and I love cats I also read the 2nd Miss Annie book, and will be reviewing it next I d love to readof this series I checked this out from the Decatur Public Library, via Camellia Net, as an eBook The opinions expressed in this review are my own

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  • Hardcover
  • 40 pages
  • Freedom!
  • Frank Le Gall
  • English
  • 19 March 2018
  • 0761378847