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In Tim's world, a cat can paint on the ceiling and a happy pig couple can wait months for the bus. A duck and a mouse love to go flying, in a plane, of course. Every page is an adventure and each character is colorful in this collection of comics.John Martz is a cartoonist and illustrator who lives in Toronto, Ontario. He is the creator of the wordless online comic strip MIn Tim's world, a cat can paint on the ceiling and a happy pig couple can wait months for the bus. A duck and a mouse love to go flying, in a plane, of course. Every page is an adventure and each character is colorful in this collection of comics.John Martz is a cartoonist and illustrator who lives in Toronto, Ontario. He is the creator of the wordless online comic strip Machine Gum, and the illustrator of several picture books including Abbott & Costello's Who's On First? (Quirk Books, 2013). His comics and illustrations have appeared in the Globe and Mail, MAD magazine, Maisonneuve, Canadian Notes & Queries, and kuš! He was a founding editor of the illustration blog, and makes up one quarter of the jam comics collective Team Society League. He won the 2013 Ignatz Award for Outstanding Story for his comic book Gold Star (Retrofit Comics, 2012)....

Title : A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories
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ISBN : 9781927668108
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 52 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories Reviews

  • Kristina Jean Lareau
    2019-05-27 06:23

    This wordless picturebook-graphic novel hybrid details vignettes of a slew of animal characters. They are amusing and entertaining, though do not really offer an overarching narrative. At times it feels as the Martz is just displaying a graphically designed icon set in action rather than actually telling a story. Yet, the illustrations redeem this lack of plot with its quirky mini-stories.3.5 Stars

  • Katie
    2019-05-20 04:25

    Children's graphic novel. It took me about 5 minutes to read, and no real story to any of the chapters.No words - just the odd comment. The order the pictures went in was not always clear.Who would like this? I really don't know. Overall - weird, could be in the running for worst book of the year. Or more like dumbest.

  • David Schaafsma
    2019-05-20 06:57

    Koyama Press production by Toronto-based Martz, who does a variety of things. This is sort of children's/all ages illustrated stories of various animals, not a continuous narrative. Not as engaging as I had hoped, but quirky in the Koyama Press way, with an odd sense of humor you don't associate with picture books, usually.

  • Amy
    2019-06-16 05:21

    I giggled the whole time.

  • Rebecca
    2019-06-16 10:04

    This mostly wordless picture book is not for toddlers, but for the child who likes to sit and study the illustrations. And the illustrations are worth studying--cute, funny, silly and imaginative.

  • Cathy Austin
    2019-05-29 04:05

    What a great book!!!Charming stories without words. Yes. Full-colour illustrations move the characters and stories happily forward. In the first story we go with Doug, who's a duck, kind of, and Mouse, who is a mouse, on a trip in a two seater old timey plane that takes them on adventures through many seasons, activities, countries, some peril, solutions to peril, fun, a shipwreck that leads them to meet up with Tim. Clever pages jam packed full of stuff for kids to verbalize a story about. Just ask them, "What's going on here?" Instant story opportunity. They'll totally make up keen stuff about Doug and Mouse.So, Tim the cat. He's orange. And likeable. On two white pages stands 32 Tims. He's a doctor, a gardener, a postman, a hockey player. Brilliant! Message: you can be whatever you want to be. Anything is possible. Tim tries his paw at basketball. Doesn't work out. A scientist? Well, from 'poof' to zop! to tink! Tim finds himself back to normal after some interesting experiments. Painting himself into a corner is no problemo for Tim :) An artist, all good! Some golf moves, uh-oh!Tim introduces us to Connie. She's maybe a geeky nerdy bunny with big eyes/glasses. Her world is a bit techy but she likes lots of hobbies and stuff, regular kid things and she does the dishes and goes to the dentist, ugh! Some text shows up on a two page detailed spread of a huge computer like contraption. Fun!!Connie floats into a party as a balloon (inhaled too much air) and we meet up with Tim and Doug and Mouse and two new characters.Mr. and Mrs. Hamhock are a lovely porcine couple. They sit together on a bench beside a bus stop through all the seasons. Clever robin above them in a tree rakes, makes a snowman among other things :) Mrs. suddenly speaks to Mr. and then there is a flurry of trouble but they are soon back on the bench a bit worse for wear, but together.Very engaging, heck, I was completely smitten from the get-go, so a child will love this book. It is such a perfect gold mine for a bunch of stories. Illustrations are terrific and the characters just right. Get it, read it, love it!

  • Megan Marvel
    2019-05-24 03:58

    Super quirky, but after reading A Cat Named Tim and Other Stories, I really enjoyed it. I had to smile a few times at the absurdity or the sad things happening to the characters. This is a wordless series of humorous comics.

  • Francis Thibeault
    2019-06-06 02:57

    J'ai trouvé l'album trop hasardeux et peu intuitif à lire... Bien que les personnages soient attachants...

  • Lindsey LaMonica
    2019-06-09 10:10

    This wordless graphic novel is wonderful! It's closes in an four different stories. There's the duck and mouse who love to fly around and do crazy things together. Then you meet Tim who is very athletic and artsy. Connie has a busy day and throws a party but ends up floating like a balloon. Then my favorite of the four, Mr. and Mrs. Hamhock, who seem like they could wait months at the bus stop, randomly remember they may have left the oven on and end up back at the bus stop. The illustrations in most of the stories are double spread full page pictures. Lots of color, and easy to follow, but you have to be able to understand the pictures to get the story.. Cute simple book!

  • Jared
    2019-06-15 08:16

    Practically all of the books I've read with no (or very few) words are excellent, and this book follows the trend. It's effectively a book of short stories that are clever and occasionally ironic.The book is excellent for pre-readers because it has so few words. For the most part they follow along perfectly well by themselves. My three year old and six year old love the stories and think they're hilarious.

  • Jason
    2019-06-16 06:01

    A mostly wordless collection of stories which feel a little more like comic strips featuring various characters on various adventures, whether they be day-to-day routines or canoe trips or birthday parties. A real variety show of a book, with beginning reader, picture book, and comic book elements. I'm not sure how to get it to its audience, though.

  • Emilia P
    2019-06-08 10:20

    A playful bouncy fun book of animal stories, set in a fun little animal world. Very kid-friendly without being stupid -- mostly wordless, not too cutesy, and nice and energetic. Didn't bowl me over, but an enjoyable time to spend with a happy cat and his friends. Can't complain

  • Kate
    2019-06-16 04:15

    pretty cute, definitely for older kids if you want them to follow what's going on - not that there's really a story in any of these stories. The illustrations are super adorable though, I could see my kid self poring over each page to get all the little details.

  • Amanda
    2019-05-19 06:14

    Made me laugh out loud. Loved the spare, graphic style of the illustrations. Very clever. Loved how the characters came in and out of each others' stories.

  • Ian
    2019-06-05 06:58

    Funny, delightful, not a single wasted shape.

  • Dru
    2019-06-19 07:05

    Really great comics. Mostly wordless, and really fun to read.

  • Kendra
    2019-05-27 05:26

    Ha! Very cute. I especially loved Connie's section. Wouldn't we all love to occasionally just be carried through all the tasks of our day on a sort of conveyor belt?

  • librarianh20
    2019-06-16 07:21

    Wordless graphic novel/picture book. Love this kind of format mixing.

  • Brindi Michele
    2019-06-09 02:20

    this wordless book would be great for my turning pages program...the kids could write a story to go with the illustrations.

  • Scott Robins
    2019-05-25 04:09

    A fantastic collection of wordless comics with a 'look and find' feel to them. Artwork is fantastic, with appealing characters and tons of silly details on each page for kids to pore over.