Two pet cats switch places in this comically sweet story of mistaken identity, from beloved author-illustrator Zachariah OHora.Niblet and Ralph may look a lot alike, but they are very different. Niblet loves noshing on crunchy potato chips. Ralph loves putting on headphones and jamming to his favorite records. But both cats have one thing in common: They love being friends and waving to each other from their windows across the courtyard of the apartment building they live in.One day, Niblet and Ralph decide it's time to meet in person (or in cat?). But when they mistakenly end up at each other's apartments, their owners think that Niblet is Ralph, and Ralph is Niblet! Will Niblet and Ralph be able to switch back to their proper homes, or will they be stuck listening to music (ugh) and eating chips (gross) forever? Better still, will they be able to bring their lovable (if not very observant) human families together?With zany humor and bold, bright art, Zachariah OHora creates a purrrfect picture book for kids, adults, and pets of all ages to enjoy....
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Niblet & Ralph Reviews
Great book with a fun backstory in the illustrations. It might also work well when studying symmetry.
This fun picture book will have readers looking twice at their own pets. Ralph and Niblet, two cats who look very similar and live in the same apartment building, are great friends. But no two friends are exactly alike. One day they decide to pay each other a visit. By mistake, Ralph winds up in Niblet's apartment while Niblet is over at Ralph's apartment. When their owners come home, each can tell right away that something isn't right. Young pet owners will certainly be able to relate to the co ...more
Real classic look to it gives it a refreshing look, actually. The mix-up is funny and the fact that the families are "different" but it's not made a big deal of is also refreshing. The symbol of Niblet and Ralph almost the same is also not obvious: the families are different: one is a mom and child, one a dad and child; they are different races. But also the same: single parents, both love cats. They are similar ages.
Niblet and Ralph are best friends: they talk on the phone every day (meow!) and share hobbies (napping and purring). But they have never actually met! Will they find a way? A cute parallel story of best friendship between cats and new friendship between humans. Sixties-esque pictures and a great layout make this story a joy. Purrrfect for story time!
I loved this story of two cats and their owners. I love the urban setting. I love the names chosen for the characters. I love the parallel stories. I love how the friendship of two cats brings together two families who live in the same building but haven't met. I love the way the illustrations are used to let the reader in on little gaps in the story that the characters miss. There is so much to love among these pages. A delightful book to share.
Niblet and Ralph are best friends - they are cats who look almost the same, but they are very different. All day they talk on the phone together, but one day, Ralph found a way to visit Niblet - and Niblet scampered across the hall into Ralphs apartment. Because neither was home, they waited. But when their people came home, the children notice that there is something wrong - their cats aren't behaving normally. However, without knowing that the cats have traded places, how will they figure out ...more
Two cats that look remarkably alike accidentally switch apartments.
I liked bold lines and strong colors of the illustrations. I, also, liked the story features an African-American boy as one of the characters. Great for bedtime/story time reading due to the brevity of the text on each page.