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 isa 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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