So, it appears that Leda has thrown down the gauntlet. Can I, a bona fide cat lover, let Leda’s former post go unanswered? I think not.
While some in the world enjoy the vagaries of slobber and the sounds of toenails clicking on the tile floors, others of us prefer the comfort of purrs and oh-so-velvety fur.
And while dogs do loom large in the history of picture books, so too do our feline friends.
Here are some of my favorites. What are some of yours?
SOPHIE’S SURPRISE, Shirley Holt and Lee Richardson
KITTEN’S FIRST FULL MOON, Kevin Henkes
ROTTEN RALPH, Jack Gantos
WILDERNESS CAT, Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, Mark Graham
CHARLIE ANDERSON, Barbara Abercrombie, Mark Graham
LUCKY RUSSELL, Brad Sneed
CAT HEAVEN, Cynthia Rylant
WHEN CATS DREAM, Dav Pilkey
KAT KONG, Dav Pilkey
MILLIONS OF CATS, Wanda Gag
WABI SABI, Mark Reibstein, Ed Young
SKIPPYJON JONES, Judy Schachner
Honorable mention goes to Tabby in the MR. PUTTER AND TABBY books, by Cynthia Rylant and Arthur Howard.
May your lives be filled with kittens!