Mimi's Dada Catifesto

Mimi's Dada Catifesto

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Mimi is an artistic cat in need of a human. But for a cat like her--with the soul of an artist--only an artist will do. Mr. Dada is a human who believes that art can be anything, and that anything can be art. And for a human like him--with the soul of a Dadaist--only an artistic pet will do. Sometimes, though, it takes a while for humans to see what's right in front of them all along. So it is a good thing that Mimi is loud and silly and surprising and bold. Mimi is a Dada cat, through and through.

This charming story about staying true to yourself sparkles with playful prose and stunning mixed-media illustrations while introducing readers to the Dadaist art movement. Includes an author's note, a list of books and websites, and an index.

Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, ©2009.
ISBN: 9780547126814
Branch Call Number: 709.04 JAC J
Characteristics: 41 p. : col. ill.

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KCLSRecommends Jun 02, 2014

A great kids’ introduction to the still-radical art movement known as dAD@ [Dada]. Mimi the cat tries to break in with the silly, anarchistic, nonsensical anti-artists known as Dadaists that arose out of the chaos of World War I. As Jackson writes in an author’s note at the back: “Wearing a sock on your elbow is Dada. Spinning in circles and shouting ‘Salami!’ is Dada…” Etc.!

emilymelissabee Jul 31, 2012

This book is a fun concept but it also simply reminds me of how little patience I have for Dadaism.

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