- Imprint: Abrams Appleseed
- Publication Date: May 7, 2019
- Price: $8.99
- Trim Size: 8 x 6 1⁄4
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-3499-1
- EAN: 9781419734991
- Page Count: 30
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
- Format: Board Book
- Rights: World/All
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In this tender board book, a kitten practices the basics of feline behavior over the course of a day. A single word of text per spread teaches readers “how to be a cat”—how to stretch, clean, pounce, feast—while the striking paper cuts illustrate the kitten’s attempts to imitate an adult cat’s mastery of each skill. At times, the kitten triumphantly succeeds, and at other times the kitten struggles, in vignettes that range from whimsical to profound. A celebration of all things feline, How to Be a Cat also tells a universal story of mastering life skills, and of the loving relationship between parent and child.
"Boldly rendered black-and-white images offer the perfect background for the large, pale blue font of the text."— School Library Journal
About the author
Nikki McClure is a self-taught cut-paper artist who illustrates gift products as well as many books for children. She is the author and illustrator of Collect Raindrops; Mama, Is It Summer Yet?; To Market, to Market; and Apple, as well as other titles. She lives in Olympia, Washington.