March 28 is “Respect Your Cat Day”. If you have a cat, you already know that most every day is Respect Your Cat Day – at least your cat thinks it is! There are some famous felines in children’s books who have more than their fair share of “catitude.” These titles are “purrfect” for sharing. -Ginny W.
Pete the Cat by Eric Litwin and James and Kimberly Dean: Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes is the first in the series. He is a mellow fellow who always keeps his cool while movin’ and groovin’. Pete has six picture books, several song books and early readers. Check out Pete’s website too.
Rotten Ralph by Jack Gantos and Nicole Rubel: Ralph is the world champ at being a bad cat. Ralph’s adventures in misbehavior are available in picture books and easy readers. Do you like Ralph? Learn more about his creators, Jack Gantos and Nicole Rubel.
Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel: Bad Kitty lives up to his name! In his first story, big trouble ensues when his favorite food is all gone. Big trouble, four times over. This series has picture books for reading aloud and chapter books for newly independent readers. You can visit Bad Kitty’s website too.
Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton: Splat is more nervous than naughty. Seymour, his pet mouse, comes along to give him courage. Splat stars in picture books and early readers. And of course, Splat has a webpage and a Splat app.
Skippyjon Jones by Judith Schachner: Skippyjon has a flair for the dramatic. He sees himself as more than an ordinary Siamese cat. He is El Skippito – Zorro on four legs. The Skippyjon Jones series has picture books and beginning readers. Skippyjon Jones is also on the web and Facebook.
Chester by Melanie Watt: Armed with a red marker, Chester is going to draw the story his way, no matter what author-illustrator Melanie Watt wants. Lock up the crayons! Chester returns in two more stories: Chester’s Back and Chester’s Masterpiece.
Yoko by Rosemary Wells: Yoko is a sweet and gentle cat who is starting school. Her mother makes sushi for lunch box and her fellow students make fun of it. A thoughtful teacher and a new friend help make things better. There are six Yoko stories, each with a loving lesson for children. If you like the Yoko stories, find out more about Rosemary Wells and her other books.