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My Cat Looks Like My Dad

A picture book by Thao Lam.

Thao Lam

Minimal text paired with bright paper-collage illustrations create comparisons on each spread in which the narrator talks about their family — especially the striking similarities between Dad and the cat. Both have orange hair, love milk, start their days with stretches, appreciate a good nap and are brave (some of the time). The narrator is more like Mom, with wild hair, blue eyes and a love of dancing. 

A surprising twist at the end reveals the narrator's unexpected identity, also hinted at with clues in the art throughout the book. Warmth and whimsy in the illustrations add a playful balance to the story's deeper message about the love that makes a family a unit, no matter how unusual it may look from the outside. (From Owlkids Books)

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